Have you ever listened to audio on the web? Chances are that if our readers have, they’ve listened to an audio hosted by AudioAcrobat. Now, how to transfer this audio from the web to our desktops…?
In today’s posting, we will take our readers through the process of saving AudioAcrobat audios (MP3 files) to their computer’s hard drive for offline listening, editing, CD authoring and for transfer to mobile devices.
Identifying Audio Format
While the ultimate goal of today’s posting is to make the process of downloading AudioAcrobat audios (MP3 files) from the web a snap for our readers, there are systems in place that could prevent the downloading of certain files. This is why we must first identify how the audio in question has been published to the web.
While AudioAcrobat subscribers may already be familiar with the publishing options within their account, let’s take a quick look at the possibilities, shall we?
‘Streaming Only’ audios can be identified in a couple of different ways. If there is a player published to a website and there *is not* a link beneath the player labeled “Download MP3“, the audio is ‘Streaming Only’. Unfortunately, this audio cannot be downloaded as it is. If this is the case, we *highly recommend* contacting the member who published the audio and requesting they publish/send a “Download Link“.
‘Streaming Only’ audios published using AudioAcrobat’s “Publish for Email” option will appear on a page that contains only the player and is otherwise blank. The page URL will begin like this: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/
‘Download Only’ audios are the easiest to identify and will allow the MP3 file to be saved to a computer’s hard drive for offline listening, editing and transfer to mobile devices. Any URL that ends in “.mp3” is considered a “Download Link” and will look something like this: http://[UserName].audioacrobat.com/download/[FileName].mp3
‘Podcast (Download)’ audios are also easy to identify and will also allow viewers to save the MP3 file (s) contained within to their computer’s hard drive. Over the last several years, it has become a common feature for internet browsers (Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari, etc.) to provide a built-in Feed Reader for viewing RSS Feeds and Podcasts. Another popular Feed Reader is provided by Google, dubbed ‘Google Reader‘. When viewing the AudioAcrobat RSS Feed (ending in .xml) [EXAMPLE], our readers will see one or more hyperlinks ending in .mp3 (see ‘Download Only’ above), which can be downloaded in one click.
Streaming + Download
When our readers see an audio player published to the web with the “Download MP3” link beneath the player, they have the option of streaming the audio or clicking the link beneath to save the recording to their computer’s hard drive.
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