This instructable will teach you how to get music for free from the free playlist provider, Project Playlist.
(My first Instructable ftw!)
The things you will need:
1. A computer (duh)
2. Internet access (another duh cause your reading this)
3. A Project playlist account. (this is free, you also need to have an email account to get one. i dont think ive ever received a message from them via email, so i wouldnt worry about it. they're legit)
4. WIndows media 9 (you need 9 [10 might work] because it has the option to save media this is the thing i couldn't find on WMP 11 we will be using this option a lot.)
~I WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANYTHING!
~THIS IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY!
kk, now that the legal stuff is taken care of, lets move on.
Step 1: Getting WMP 9 (if You Have 11, If Ya Dont, Skip This Step)
If you have WMP (Windows media player for all of you people who haven't figured it out yet) 11 (or 10 if it does not have the save media option) you will need 9 (or 10 if it has the option) you can download it for free from many places, just Google it. but when you try to install it, it will probably say something to the effect of, "You have a better version of this program" or something to that effect. You will need to delete your windows media player (if this somehow screws you over, im not respondsible in any way.
When i updated my WMP 9 i was expecting to get 10 (stupid me, i shoulda known the computer was smarter than me.) so when i got 11, i had to get rid of it. I downloaded 9 from something on google but when i tried to install it i got that messege about a better program, so i want to Add/Remove Programs and deleted it. once it was deleted i got the messege "a previous version of this program was on you computer, do you want it?" i clicked accept and i had my old baby back. so for all of you people who updated from 9 to 11 (or 10 to 11 maybe) you have a chance without downloading it, if i were you tho, id download it just to be safe.
Step 2: Finding the Music. (People That Have Used PP Before Can Skip This Step)
Ok, for those of you new to PP (Project Playlist for the slow people) you need to log on and start a playlist. im not gonna give steps to this cause PP gives you steps on how to make one (how nice of them.)
After the playlist is made go to "Search for music" it should be in the upper left hand corner, second button over.
In the search bar type in what ya want. (for me, Jane Fonda by Mickey Avalon, Yeah!)
(Oh for the record, dont type in the "by" in jane fonda by mickay avalon. type in "jane fonda mickey avalon" sorry for those who think im stupid for including this, but i dont want to answer stupid questions.)
Ok, now i have a list of hits for the song. i generally look at the url. to find one that i know has the whole song, (lucky me, i found his from myspace, its probably the whole song [i know it is cause ive been to his myspace lol.])
Click on the song title and you'll be at a page that says, are you sure you want this on your playlist, you should preview cause not all links work. click, "it works, add it to my playlist." The song should now be on your playlist.
(Repeat this over and over to get as much music as you want. [up to 75 songs a playlist, 75s a lot you can download and delete the music anyways once yerr done, so the music is off of yerr playlist and on yerr computer.)
(i just previewed and saw a bunch of hyperlinks, i havent knowingly put these in.)
Step 3: Download!!
Now that you have your music on the playlist, click "my account" to go to your account (duh.) now, go to the bottom of your playlist and click the lovely option, "Stream Playlist" and a list of 3 media players, ive never used Real or Pop up Flash before, (Maybe they are easier? ill figure out later) click windows media player.
PP will automatically open your media player and stream the music through, Different songs will be different tracks.
Go to "file" and select "save media as" make sure your saving to "my music" put in the name like this:
"Mickey Avalon-Jane Fonda" (no spaces between the dash) you can always edit the name of the music in your library.
Congrats! you just downloaded you first song!
you can now go to the next track and save it in the same manner.
when your done downloading, delete all the music you downloaded off of your playlist and get more to download.
Have fun, sorry about you mac people if ya dont have WMP, i cant help you.
BTW i want it known, if you find these instructions on another website, i came up with the idea by myself.
My first instructable yeah!