TVs & Home Theaters forum

General discussion

How do I copy music from the web to my home computer ?!

by ATMX17 / January 5, 2007 2:15 AM PST

I want to know how to take audio/music from websites like Myspace. I am aware that there are ways to take videos of off the web so I figured that there must be a way to take music from the web as well. I am mainly interested in knowing how to do it from MySpace. If anyone knows how, please let me know. Thanks......

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: How do I copy music from the web to my home computer ?!
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: How do I copy music from the web to my home computer ?!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Try this
by Dan Filice / January 5, 2007 4:27 AM PST

You probably have a PC instead of a Mac, but do a web search for WireTap Pro (made by Ambrosia Software). I use it on my Mac and I believe it is also available for the PC. It's fairly cheap, but it's a brilliant program and worth every cent. On my Mac, the program will record any audio signal that my computer hears (streaming web audio, DVD audio,etc.), then it saves the audio in the format of choice. I choose .aiff which is compatible with QuickTime, but I know it also saves in .wav format.

Collapse -
One legitimate way is SONGBIRD. See link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 5, 2007 4:31 AM PST
Collapse -
by Dan Filice / January 5, 2007 10:24 AM PST


Songbird looks pretty cool. I haven't downloaded it yet to try, but one issue I've had with some streaming web audio is that some stations have their own proprietary audio format which locks out a lot of devices that try to tap into the stream unless a fee is paid (like Live365's streaming radio stations). WireTap Pro records any audio that the computer can hear and it doesn't need to tap into their stream. Songbird may do the same. WireTap Pro doesn't have most of the features that Songbird has though. It simply records audio and saves it in the common audio files, and of course you can program it to record at a given time or for a given length.

Collapse -
by tsingas / January 2, 2011 8:21 PM PST

many thanks
erotokritos tsingas

Collapse -
by masterying01 / January 5, 2007 1:51 PM PST

if its an artist page for can click the "download" button to download their songs. if its someone's profile with a song on there that you can LEGALLY get that song off places like itunes. it shows the name of the song and the artist, so it is pretty easy to get that music.

taking songs off myspace is like what oldschool people did a long time ago with cassette players and radio. waitting for a song to come on and hitting record and stop.

i'm sorry to say it...but its the digital age..........a simple google search or just $0.99 from itunes can get you pretty much any song you'll need.

Collapse -
Streaming Audio Capture is the bset way to do so
by cindy-orange / January 6, 2011 2:57 PM PST

Streaming Audio Capture is a professional program to copy music or audio from the web to your computer. You can try it first on your computer. It is very reliable. Hope you will like it.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts under $100?

Trendy tech gifts don't require a hefty price tag. Choose from these CNET-recommended useful and high-quality gadgets.