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Legal .mp3 downloads IN BULK?

by bottlefrog / September 27, 2008 7:41 AM PDT


I need about 1000 .mp3's to test some software I've written. I just need a bunch of random songs, and I don't really care what they sound like.

So my question is, is there any website or something where I can download a crapload of songs in bulk. (must all be .mp3's) I've been at sites like Acidplanet, but you have to click through to each page before you download and it would take me an eternity.

I just need 1000 .mp3's to run tests on, and I want to get them as easily as possible. Any ideas??

(The site should be for legal downloads... I'm on a school campus and they monitor illegal download activity)


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by deftonez / September 27, 2008 1:59 PM PDT

why does it have to be so many?

i doubt you will find anything that will allow you to download in bulk without clicking. however you could get on a p2p network and download a bunch of stuff.

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why so many?
by bottlefrog / September 28, 2008 2:53 AM PDT
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<i>why does it have to be so many?</i>

Well, I wrote an audio fingerprinting program that builds a database and searches the database for a song based on comparisons to a 3 second clip.... It's working well with about 50 to 100 songs, but I want to move up. Actually, 1000 songs is very little for this type of thing.

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Try Creative Commons titles.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 11:39 PM PDT
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by bottlefrog / September 28, 2008 2:56 AM PDT

<i> is also a starting point so you can collect these without the headaches.

Thanks. Another thing I found is It's all organized in albums of 7 to 15 songs, so I've optimized my click-throughs by a factor of 10. Happy Some of the music over there is actually pretty good, too.

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