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Can someone please help me with my non-ipod?

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MagicFingerGoesPop Sat 13-Aug-11 21:44:46

here is my thread. Happy to answer any questions!

But basically, How do you download an actual mp3 file? As I dont seem to be able to? And are there any trusted free sites?


NetworkGuy Sat 13-Aug-11 22:10:30

On web sites where you've 'clicked' and the computer has played the music file, try to use the right-hand mouse clicker, and depending on the browser you should see a menu.

It may be handy to know what browser you are using and whether you are using Mac or Windows (and which version of Windows, eg XP, Vista, Windows 7)... just to have a chance of giving the most likely options you will see.

Sometimes it might be 'save target as ...' or 'save link as ...'

That should allow you to save from the internet onto your computer hard drive. (afterwards you can copy to the MP3 player.)

When helping clients with a new Windows PC I set up a folder for internet items on the "C:" drive, and then another for items they download - it is possible to get more specific like MP3, software, etc, but at least the things they download can be saved away from the desktop, and not fill it up with random downloads... So they would have

c:\Internet and c:\Internet\Download

MagicFingerGoesPop Sat 13-Aug-11 22:13:35

Thanks. Hang on will try it. Back in a sec.

Oh! Am on google chrome.

NetworkGuy Sat 13-Aug-11 22:17:55

Ah, second time of reading I see you use Chrome. OK.

I just went to the > BBC "Digital Planet" podcasts page <

I chose one of the podcasts and right-clicked on the link where they say "save target as" and Chrome's menu showed "Save link as ..."

The default name they gave will be OK, so I just hit 'save'.

Try it, please and report back....

MagicFingerGoesPop Sat 13-Aug-11 22:22:32

Ah! thank you ! I have no idea what I was doing before, but I seem to be doing the same thing and now it is working!

Thank you!

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