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Control your Music Downloads

Downloading music has been one of the driving forces of the Internet. You can see this in the media, by sheer popularity of the search queries that relate to music downloads, and the pool of software related to downloading music online.

After following the trend of users coming on to the internet to download movies, many resources started to come out offering you the latest downloads. At the very beginning this was great for most users.

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It hasn't always been easy though. For a while the online space was filled with downloads that would install those little "extra's" to you machine that made pop-up appear from nowhere. Luckily, the industry reacted to this, and everyone should now have some kind of anti-virus software installed on their computer.

The music industry has also reacted to the need for downloading music online with many legal resources where you can pay for music. The benefit of this would be that you own the music legally and you can be guaranteed against any malicious things hidden in those downloads.

No matter how you download your music, there's a couple of things you should think about:

  • If you don't have a fast internet connection, downloading music is going to feel.. slow. With a broadband internet connection, you can download a song in about 10 seconds.
  • MP3's come in different quality. This is measured by how many bytes is played per second, the higher the better. 25kps is low quality (will not do for music, while 300kps is close to CD quality.
  • Make sure you've got plenty of space on your hardrive for storing all those music files. If you have a new computer, this won't be a problem, they come with plenty of harddrive space. If you have a somewhat older computer this might be an issue.
  • By downloading music from legal resources, you're guaranteed against legal actions and tainted files.
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