If you are using Windows Media Player as your default audio and video player on Windows, or do not have a third-party CD ripping program at hand, you may use the program to rip audio CDs to mp3 or Windows audio format. While it is usually better to use a program like CDex for that, […]
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This category lists all music and audio related articles, guides, tutorials and editorials that we have published here on the site. You will find a wide range of articles here, from articles covering online services such as Grooveshark or Spotify to reviews of desktop programs and how to articles that tell you how you can download music from the Internet for free.
You will also find out how you can merge, edit or split audio files, how to increase your music library legally, and where you find the best locations to listen to music while on your desktop PC or on the go.
The majority of programs covered here are for the Windows operating system, while online services are not limited to specific operating systems but maybe sometimes to web browsers that support a technology that is required to make audio or video contents available on the web.
Lyrics Finder is a free program for Windows and Mac OS that you can use to add missing song texts (lyrics) to your music collection. Depending on how you listen to music, you may find it useful that song lyrics are displayed for each individual song in your music player of choice. This provides you […]
YouTube's popularity and size makes it a prime choice for all things music. If you are looking to play a particular song, chance is you find it on YouTube in one version or the other. The related videos that YouTube displays on its video pages may also be a great source of discovering new music, […]
Listening to and recording sound on your Windows PC should be something that you do not really have to configure in most cases, as everything should work right out of the box here. There are however situations where things do not work as planned. Maybe you do not hear a thing when you play audio […]
The quality of audio recordings depends a lot on the equipment that you are using for the recording.If you are using a microphone and computer, then you may have noticed that the recording quality is not optimal in many cases. From background noise to other issues such as differences in volume or power line hum, […]
It became known in November that AOL was planning to shut down Winamp, all services related to the player, and Shoutcast. The reason behind the decision was not made known by the company, and while AOL planned to shut down the service on December 20, 2013 initially, it did not happen on that day. Techcrunch […]
I like music discovery solutions as they often lead to me coming in contacts with bands and artists that I would not were it not for them. My music related application repertoire is growing constantly on my Android with. Only recently, I started to make active use of Bandsintown Concerts to track bands I'm interested […]
When AOL announced the closure of the Winamp website, media player and the Shoutcast Internet Radio directory back in November 2013, I asked why the company did not make any efforts to sell the brand instead. Even thought the media player may not be at the height of its game anymore, it is still an […]
When it comes to music streaming services that you subscribe to, Spotify is without doubt one of the popular services on today's Internet. The service is available for a variety of platforms, including desktop computers, the mobile platforms iOS and Android, and also as as web-based version. The company behind Spotify made an announcement recently […]
If you have visited the Winamp website recently, you may have noticed a banner at the top of the page stating that Winamp.com and associated web services" and "Winamp Media players" will be shut down as of December 20, 2013. What this means is that AOL, the current owners of all Winamp properties, has made […]
It happens that I stumble upon a new interesting video on the Internet, or that a friend or contact of mind sends me a link to one while I'm listening to Internet radio or other music. When that happens I have to pause the playback of music on my system before I start to play […]
The Internet is probably the greatest resource ever when it comes to music. There are thousands upon thousands of music services out there, some big, like Spotify or Jamendo, and others niche-focused. When it comes to technologies, there is also a wide assortment of possibilities. From watching music videos on YouTube, listening to Internet radio, […]
The excellent AIMP is my music player of choice for Windows and Android. It offers an impressive set of features, is rather resource friendly, and plays nearly every music format that you throw at it without problems. One of the features of AIMP is its plugin engine, that works similar to the one in Winamp. […]
Did you ever watch a movie or TV show that used music that you really liked and wanted to find out more about? I discovered great music in the past that was used in movies or TV shows. It was not always easy to identify the song or artist though. Sometimes, song and artist were […]
Spotify is a popular music streaming service that is available as a free and premium service for most operating systems. The service uses a cache on the host system which can fill up rather quickly, depending on how actively the service is being used. While that may not be an issue for most users, it […]
The Internet is a great place to get a free music fix. I'm not talking about downloading ripped music albums or songs using P2P networks or the like, but legal options that people have. This includes listening to songs on YouTube, tuning in to Internet radio stations, or making use of free music platforms such […]