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#1 of 3 Old 01-17-2006, 01:33 PM - Thread Starter
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I am brand new to downloading music. What are your favorite sites for doing this?

I can already burn CDs with my computer - I make a new class CD for my dance classes about every month. But that's copying from CDs I already own. I've never downloaded a song.

But I need to now for a performance piece for one of my classes (for the June recital).

So what are your favorite sites, got any tips, will I need to disable Norton Anti-virus in order to install the software needed to download music? Anything you can tell me will be apprecitated.


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I use Soulseek. It's really pretty basic. Type in what you're looking for, and a bunch of users with that song should pop up. If it's gray (I'm assuming that it's in gray for all computers) that means that you'll have to wait in a queue before it will download. If it's ... uhh, blue, I think (or NOT gray...) then you should be able to immediately download it. There is also a "D/L speed" number for every user that you'll want to look out for. The higher number, the faster it will download. Make sure to give it a minute or two to search, because not everything comes up at once.

If this doesn't make too much sense, just play around with it for awhile & read Soulseek's "Support" area and it will start to make sense!

You can also use Bittorrent , though I've never used that to download songs (I think it's supposed to be better for movies & programmes, but I'm not too sure). They have info on that site, so you can just read up on that there if you'd like, as I'm not as familiar with it.

I'm not sure about your anti-virus question. i've never had to disable anything though, and I'm not too sure why you would need to.

Good luck & have fun!

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I use Limewire. Don't know exactly how to download it but it's a good thing.
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