Introduction: How to Get Music From ALMOST ANY( Haha) Website ( As Long As You Can Hear It You Can Get It... Ok Fine If It Is Embeded in Flash You Might Not Be Able To) EDITED!!!!! Added Info

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if you ever go to a website and it plays a song that you like and want it then here is the instructable for you

not my fault if you mess something up ( only way it will happen is if you start deleting stuff for no reason)

ive been able to get music fom myspace,,, there are alot of places... i have been looking for ringtones on all of those online places that send them to your phone and they all apear in the file described.


C:\Documents and Settings\(your username here)\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

ok here is an awesome program that will help you get anything you want from anywhere

Step 1: Open Your "MY DOCUMENTS" Folder

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open your "my documents" folder and do what the below picture explains... click that button

after that click the "tools" menu in the menu bar and click "folder options"

Step 2: Open "folder Options"

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after opening the folder options you will get what is shown in the picture.
you then click the "view" tab

Step 3: Step 3

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make sure the "show hidden files and folders" bubble is filled.

then click "apply to all folders" and click "ok"
a diolog box might show up asking if this is ok.. click "ok" or yes.
the following additions to your folders will be apperent "local settings"( used in next step so locate it now) and "user data"

Step 4: Step 4....

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open "local settings" folder and within there there is a folder called "temporary internet files" and in there there are all the pictures, html files, music files and video files you have listened to, watched, all the sights youve been to, and pictures you have seen.

copy the file from there to where ever you want it ( the file will bring you to the website it is from if you try to open it from there)


RomsD (author)2016-03-29

i use a webpage call TubeRipper just paste the URL and click on Download. Fast and easy

lopez8675 (author)2008-06-25

couldnt you just get a cable that has a 3.5mm end on each side(from external speakers) and put it in the speaker out to mic in and record?

Chicken2209 (author)lopez86752009-02-09

even still, the recording would come out a little scratchy because even though the metals used in the cables are good conductors, they arent perfect. Several programs like audacity can record directly off the computer without cables

lopez8675 (author)Chicken22092009-02-09

o ok. personally i haven't tried this because i heard that if you plug it into the wrong port you could fry your sound card.

Chicken2209 (author)lopez86752009-02-09

Oh, I forgot. I wouldn't do that because on the microphone jack gets electricity from the computer. So essential something like this has a possibility of happening. I wouldn't plug anything into the microphone slot that has its own current unless it says on the box that it can

lgn88 (author)2008-11-03

Props for all your hard work, but can I just say that if you use AUDIOGRABBER you can just record ANY and ALL sounds coming from your pc, whether they be from videos, flash, streaming music, in game, etc etc etc.. and all it takes is one simple click

Pumpkin$ (author)2008-03-10

I probably sound like a total noob right now.... but can you explain to me again what to do with the various items in temp. files? the instructable didn't help me there. what I mean is can I take the vids and drop them into my videos on windows media player?

dchall8 (author)2007-07-26

With Firefox I get file names like 63B98C0Fd01 and no file extension. Yes, my file extensions normally show. The file size is a give-away as to which files are which, but that doesn't tell me if the file is an .mp3 or a .wma. I tried opening what apparently is a .wma file with Windows Media Player but it did not play it. Audacity will not play a .wma file directly.

Voxel (author)dchall82007-09-15

i have done this before. you open that with firefox, and then it asks you what you want to open it with, then you chose WMP

pufftmd2389 (author)dchall82007-08-03

i have no clue... maybe someone ele will know what to do... the only thing i could say is use IE.. i

Mace42 (author)2007-06-12

does this work in vista?

pufftmd2389 (author)Mace422007-06-13

possably btu i have not tried it ..

Mace42 (author)pufftmd23892007-06-13

It would be in a slightly different directory.

Mace42 (author)Mace422007-06-13

(i think)

pufftmd2389 (author)Mace422007-06-13

i think this is it ( i got it from the microsoft website) i hav ent tried it and i dont think you will see ALL of them but here you go To view temporary Internet files 1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer. 2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. 3. Click the General tab, and then, under Browsing history, click Settings. 4. In the Settings dialog box, click View files.

Opieone (author)2007-06-01

This is great thx. Anyone know where i can get free videos so i can burn them?

pufftmd2389 (author)Opieone2007-06-02

you can get a p2p program like Shareaza ( i say it is a really good program... it can get any download like *.torremt files edonkey magnet files, anything) or bittorent ( not good) frostwire or limewire( shareaza handles these networks aswell). i would go for shareaza.. it lets you control the most

tashe32 (author)pufftmd23892007-06-06

can you use Napster?

Nocturne (author)2007-05-31

For some reason, when I tried it, in the Local Settings folder, I only get Application Data, Apps, and Temp (not temporary internet files- just "Temp") I've checked all three, and neither of them seem to have any sort of music files (I was listening to Pandora). I have followed your instructions exactly, ( and have retried several times), but no results. Do you know what might be wrong?

pufftmd2389 (author)Nocturne2007-05-31

yuo must make all hidden files and folders visible... do it from the begining again..

recneps (author)Nocturne2007-05-31

Just use stereo mix (or mono mix) all it does is record data straight from your sound card. Just go to a free program like audacity, choose stereo mix (or mono) and record away. if your program doesnt have the option to choose, just open sound properties (double click the icon on taskbar) and go options -> properties then click recording, check everything below and click OK choose stereo (or mono) mix. Then go to your recording program and click record. Play the audio that you want to save, and when its finished, go to the program and click stop. Trim the parts at start/end and voila.

recneps (author)recneps2007-05-31

oh and sound quality should be lossless as long as you're not using a crappy program like sound recorder. (if it sounds good from your speakers it should record just as well.)

pufftmd2389 (author)Nocturne2007-05-31

do you use IE or firefox?

Nocturne (author)pufftmd23892007-05-31

Firefox. I am trying it now with IE.

Nocturne (author)Nocturne2007-05-31

No luck :(

gyromild (author)2007-05-28

Great instructable. I've dug into the temp files before, but to get youtube clips, never done it with audios though. If you are in need of a little more adventure, you can try this.. All sound that comes out of the PC soundcard can be captured. Be it from flash, clips, website, movie dvd, vcd, webradio, podcast, etc. Try loopbacking the soundcard output back into the input. Taking the input eternally, you can even capture audio from radio or even tv shows if you want. The quality can be slightly lossy. But with a good software, the captured audio can be edited, cleaned and converted to virtually any format (mp3 and so on). I've used these methods to get audios from the web before, even converted some of my old audio cassettes to mp3s.

Deathbrush (author)2007-05-27

Well, if you want a really easy way to check data saved to your system, even just stored in memory just put this into your address bar. about:cache This will give you access to your disk cache and memory and to my knowledge works on almost any windows browser. Though a lot of music sites like soundclick and such that simply add the nocache command to data so it's not stored in such an easy to access fashion, but it's pretty easy to have your browser locally cache all data to a file, this will bypass the nocache security fix. I won't go into this but it's relatively easy to find information on how to do this. Side note, first post on here, hope I can contribute something useful.

pufftmd2389 (author)Deathbrush2007-05-27

that definatly was usefull... or at least it will be to alot of

TheCheese9921 (author)2007-05-24

my temporary internet file is empty, I deleted everything b/c there was a lot of crap, then I went to and looked at some sites, I hit the refresh in the folder and there is still nothing.

dude.. you CAN download straight from the website... there is a download button...haha ( ok maybe not on all artists but still)

if nothign at all showed up you had to be in the wrong user folder... ( i have not tried it in firefox) and just so everyone knows... i added to it to describe where i got some of my music from

thanks yea, you have to use IE : ( Does anyone know where Firefox puts it temporary Files?

ill find them.. then ill post that too..

sweet thanks

you might have to listen to the entire song.

you dont have to listen to the whole thing but you do have to let the song fully download...

Crash2108 (author)TheCheese99212007-05-24

I'm pretty sure it only works when you use Internet Explorer. Other browsers don't use the stock Windows directory for temp internet files.

Thinktank (author)2007-05-26

For people looking to get music from flash files. 2 words. Flash Decompiler I am done.

azog (author)2007-05-25

The title is a little misleading. This won't work for the majority of streaming sites, like rhapsody (encoded in flash) or shoutcast.

pufftmd2389 (author)azog2007-05-25

with shoutcast you can do it alot easier.... i dont remember how to any more but i was streeming music on there and my friend saved the whole streem to his computer

azog (author)pufftmd23892007-05-25

You can use something called streamripper to capture shoutcast. Thank you for addressing my comment, but it still stands - your title says "any", which is emphasized (in caps), but it only works if the site has an embedded mp3 in the URL. And there are ways to get embedded flash, too, but that's for another day and discussion :-/

pufftmd2389 (author)azog2007-05-25

lol... i got it so its accurate now...haha actually i have used this thing called pandora and it is embeded in a flash app and i still found the music...i didnt expect to but

Edward472 (author)2007-05-24

Just use audacity. It's way easier!

pufftmd2389 (author)Edward4722007-05-25

yeah if you are ok with installing stuff in your computer than it would be i just wante to not have people installing

xboxteen01 (author)Edward4722007-05-24

alot easier then this

ll.13 (author)2007-05-25

I would try using jet audio (free download or audacity. another way for firefox (I have not tried it but I am told it works) is to righ-click and "Veiw page info" and click "Media" and find what you want.

ll.13 (author)ll.132007-05-25

Oh, I have more eye candy than you my task bar is transparent my windows buttons are better than Xp's

sparkles (author)ll.132007-05-25

yeh man linux for teh win, wait.. im on an ex computer... dammit! Tim

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