Saving MP3 files to your PC, Mac, Phone, or Tablet

In this post is guidance for saving MP3 files to your computer, tablet or phone – scroll down to find the device type

  • Windows PC
  • Mac
  • Android phone or tablet
  • iPhone
  • iPad

For Windows 10 PC

Create a directory on your PC

  • Using Windows Explorer identify Music folder under Libraries and open it
  • Create a new folder in the Music folder (right click – new folder, etc.)

Download the files from the website

  • Find the SHS website www.surreyheathsingers.org.uk
  • Find the Rehearsal tracks – go to Other links > Rehearsal Music > Summer 2014
  • Left click to play the files or
  • Right click and Save link as.. to download the file – save it in the folder created above
  • Repeat to save all the files you require

Playing the downloaded files

  • You can play the downloaded mp3 files using Windows Media Player (WMP)
  • Other mp3 players are available
  • In WMP the music files are normally organised by Album

Create a Playlist

  • In WMP – Create Playlist
  • Drag files to the RH sidebar in WMP
    from the list in WMP or from a Windows Explorer window
  • The playlist will normally play the tracks in order

I have heard that some users have difficulty getting these tracks to play loud enough.  There is not much I can do to make the tracks louder without causing distortion, so may I suggest that you try the VLC media player for playing them.  This plays significantly louder than Windows Media Player for example.  You can download it safely from the VLC official site .  Don’t download it from other sites, or you may get a load of unwanted stuff included.

 


 

For Mac iOS

Create a folder on your Desktop

  • Using Finder – create a new folder in the Desktop folder

Download the files from the website

  • In Safari – find the SHS website www.surreyheathsingers.org.uk
  • Find the Rehearsal tracks – go to Other links > Rehearsal Music > Summer 2014
  • Click to play the files or
  • Ctrl-click and Download Linked File – these go to the Downloads folder
  • Repeat to save all the files you require
  • Move the files from Downloads to the folder created above

Playing the downloaded files

  • You can play the downloaded mp3 files using iTunes or QuickTime Player
  • Other mp3 players are available

 


For Android phone or tablet

Create a folder on your tablet

  • Using Astro File Manager (or similar) – create a new folder in the Music folder

Download the files from the website

  • In web browser – find the SHS website www.surreyheathsingers.org.uk
  • Find the Rehearsal tracks – go to Other links > Rehearsal Music > Summer 2014
  • Click to play the files or
  • Long-click and Save Link – these go to the Downloads folder
  • Repeat to save all the files you require
  • Move the files from Downloads to the folder created above using Astro File Manager (or similar)

Playing the downloaded files

  • You can play the downloaded mp3 files using the default music player
  • Other mp3 players are available

For iPhone or iPad

The Safari browser on iPad or iPhone does not support downloading of MP3 files; nor does the Chrome browser.

There is an app available from the AppStore that can do the job. These are developed by JR Mobile Apps

  • iPad – easy Get HD lite
  • iPhone – eDi browser  (aka EDownloder)

This app has a built-in web browser which enables the user to browse to find the MP3 files you want to save.  It also enables the user to manage the downloaded files; to build playlists, to play the downloaded files, etc..


Copying files to MP3 players or SmartPhone

The MP3 files downloaded to your Mac or PC (in the procedures described above) can be copied to an external MP3 player or smartphone.

When MP3 player or SmartPhone is connected to the PC/Mac via a USB port the PC/Mac will usually see the MP3 player’s storage as an external disk. The folder can be copied from the PC/Mac to the MP3 player. Exactly how this will work depends on the type of MP3 player or smartphone and its supporting software.

 


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