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For dial-up guys (like me), this is an free, easy, super awesome lo-fi (aka sound quality not the best) way to get songs of the internet.

Step 1: Materials

*NOTE* THIS IS NOT DOWNLOADING (but probably still illegal).
This is sound recording only, no visuals.

Microphone
Any song from any where on the internet, can be a music video, a song, whatever
Computer w/ speakers
Internet access
Sound recording software (a cheap one, which I'll be using comes pre-installed)

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most computers alow you to record directly from what is called the "Stereo Mix". Using free software like Audacity (google it) you can record pretty decent quality, since you bypass having to output the sound first, the pick it up. the stereo mix recording gives you the same quality sound as what goes into your speakers. also, as tyeo098 said, you can take a standard (headphone size) audio cable, and directly connect the output to the input, however, you have to be careful, and disable soundcard playthrough (where the computer plays any sounds heard by the microphone) or you'll get potentially sound card destroying interference. -Z
I am just doing about this, find it is much easier to <a href="http://t.co/UnESWr4">get songs from net</a> with audacity and other recording tools. I am just wondering whether you will wean off illegal.
Haha how is this still getting comments? Oh and for the record, I've upgraded my methods, so it's all good!
try using orbit down loader.........
dude there are easier ways
I used to do this a whole bunch, but then I bought Audio Hijack Pro, check it out sometime.
This is probably the most inefficient way to accomplish this. With all sound cards and with most integrated sound cards, an option will be available to record EXACTLY what your computer hears, with no middleman. For example, my card shows it as "Stereo Output", others see "What You Hear". Just download audacity (a great free audio editor), and set the source to stereo output or whatever, then hit record. Exactly what comes through your speakers will be recorded.
there is loads of software out there that will do this for you. Also, its not illegal. The precident is recording off the radio.<br/><br/>related project<br/><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/ER3HDAY8YLEP286DBC/?ALLSTEPS">http://www.instructables.com/id/ER3HDAY8YLEP286DBC/?ALLSTEPS</a><br/>
Not illegal? awesome!
Still very illegal if you distribute it over file sharing/internet, Sell or give it away on CD, or anything else. By the way, the way you do it is stupid. I'll post one that works better.
<a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/EV83U5EHETES175U38/">http://www.instructables.com/id/EV83U5EHETES175U38/</a><br/>
i make a thigny that connects my output(speecher) to my input(mikerowe fone) with no air noise (bettr quality) hope this helpz
yeah, i thought about doing that, but i didnt have a back up microphone in case i messed up.
On the Mac, there's a great program called AudioHijack that lets you do this in software, without any analog-to-digital conversion, etc. There's probably a Windows equivalent product.

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