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Easy Duplicate Finder

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” the saying goes. And it’s never been truer. When one works hard, it’s often very easy to forget to relax and unwind. One of the best ways of doing just that is listening to your favorite track on your way home from the office, or on your way to school or college classes. But, in the midst of downloading music while you’re in a hurry to get ready for another busy day, you can often download the same track more than once. Do this 5 or 6 times and you’ll have started to pile up unnecessary junk on your computer. However, instead of manually hunting down the rogue tracks, there’s a quicker way to get that job done. After all, why drive when you can be driven, right?

Easy Duplicate Finder can help you find and remove duplicate music (wma, mp3, etc.) files with the same name of file properties. Predefined filter masks are provided to quickly and easily search for and find duplicate audio files. Simply click on the “File Types” button and choose “Music Files.” When the scan is completed, every audio file that has a common file extension will have been analyzed and checked for duplicates. Once that’s done, a list of duplicates can be either stored or exported to an HTML report, thus allowing you to copy, move, rename or delete them.

You can also adjust file comparison criteria scanning for CRC32 Checksum or for Byte-by-Byte. Checksum comparison involves reading the file from beginning to end and generating a unique number calculated on the basis of its contents. The number is then stored and used to compare the contents to other files (using the same method) to determine if they are, indeed, identical. What’s more, if you plan on regularly checking for duplicates, this method is recommended.

The Byte-by-Byte method reads the entire contents of two files and checks for equality in a parallel manner. This method is very accurate by tends to take longer, particularly for large files (such as media files). Because of this, it is recommended that you opt for the CRC32 method when hunting for duplicate audio files.

MP3 Quality Modifier

Finding an mp3 file with the right quality can sometimes be mission impossible. But, once you’ve found a desirable file, another problem pops up – the file is simply too large. Since everybody is dealing with limited storage on their phones and mp3 players, reducing the size of the file seems like a logical thing to do. No one thinks that quality can also be lost in addition to megabytes.

So, how to preserve quality and reduce the file size? Very simply – internet is a powerful tool which can be used for many things, so numerous mp3 quality modifiers can be found online. How do they work? After downloading a large file, simply drag it into an mp3 quality modifier program. There you’ll see that you have many customizable options – setting the bitrate mode and rate, sample frequency, stereo modus etc. (these options are typically used by advanced users). If you don’t know much about these parameters, there is also a button for simply converting the file into a smaller one. After the compression is done, you’ll be presented with two graphs – one showing the characteristics of the original file, and another showing how the file looks after the compression is done. You can compare them and see if there are any major differences.

WonTube – Watch And Download Videos And MP3 Files

It’s hard to imagine that there is something better than direct music download from a website. But, what if someone told you there’s a website where you can listen to music, watch videos and download them or MP3 files and all of that for free? Would you believe them? Probably not, but this kind of websites is a relatively new invention and they already have lots of frequent visitors. WonTube.com is one of them.

Genres

A very diverse list of songs can be found here. Besides pop, R&B, rock, here you can also find music under jazz, country, electronic, rap, blues or alternative genre. Christian & Gospel music also has its section on this site. Visiting this site on a daily basis can also help you to stay in touch with the latest premieres of world famous singers.

Pros

As aforementioned, this website offers a variety of services you can use for free. The basic service is watching videos; all you have to do is type the name of the song and the video will appear immediately. From here, you can download that video – all you have to do is click the “download” button next to the video. If you want to download an MP3 file, on the left side you’ll notice the “Download MP3” section from where you can download all your favorite songs.

Frost Wire Download Software

If using numerous websites for music download seems too complicated or unsafe, you can try some free download software that are widely available on the internet. One that particularly stands out is Frost Wire. It is available for almost all platforms – you can download it regardless of what operating system you have (there is a version of Frost Wire for Windows, Mac OSX and Ubuntu as well). Also, if you have RPM or TARBALL, you can still use Frost Wire for downloading music. No need to point out that there is also an application for Android, and you can simply download it from the Google Play Store.

In-App search

How does Frost Wire work? All you have to do is type your keyword in the search bar, and Frost Wire will automatically connect to many different torrent search engines and websites to find the file you’re looking for. And all of the search results are displayed in the same place.

Fast and easy download

With this software, your favorite songs are just a click away. There are no complicated procedures you need to carry out before you can download what you want. There is a button next to the song’s name – click on it and the song will start downloading immediately.

Media player and library

Frost Wire also allows you to easily access, browse and play all your media in one place. There is even a gesture-based audio player incorporated in the application for Android smartphones.

Share

Whether you want to share the files to your phone, computer or friends, the process is the same – you can share them over local wi-fi or you can even create a torrent and share your music with the entire world!

Websites For Free And Legal Music Download

People usually connect legal downloads with some sort of payment, but there are some websites that allow you to download music legally – and for free. Here you’ll read about three of the most reliable ones, but there are also plenty of other sites out there.

Amazon

Quite surprisingly, Amazon has found a place on this list. Amazon is recognized as a place where you can find almost anything – but “anything” comes with a price. So it’s nothing unusual if you don’t know that Amazon has a well-hidden section of music that is totally free to download. Go to the Amazon Digital Music Page and on the sidebar you’ll see many options. There are two ways to find this free music library – on the left sidebar, you can click on “Free Songs from Artist to Watch” or on “Free” under “Songs by Price”. Both ways will get you the same result – free songs.

Free Music Archive

Free Music Archive is not a site from which you can just download music – it’s much more. The people who run it are interested in offering you a legal and free access to new (and good) music. On the front page you’ll see their blog posts, in which they particularly recommend downloading music from some specific artists. Also, this site allows you to browse music by genre or by curator. You don’t need to create an account if you want to download music – you can do it instantly.

Jamendo

Jamendo is a little more commercial than the other two sites. Besides free music, here you’ll run into some tracks that require payment before download. Also, before downloading anything you’ll need to create an account. Jamendo offers a lot more international music than either Amazon or Free Music Archive. “Search” option is there if you want to search for a particular song or artist, and “Advanced Search” allows you to search music by an artist’s country. All songs can be heard for free; all you need to do is click on Radio link.