How to Download from musicindiaonline.com

Almost everyone who has anything to do with music, both ‘hindustani classical‘ and ‘popular‘ must surely have visited www.musicindiaonline.com more than a few times. This site claims itself to be the largest Indian music resource on the internet. True of course, be it hindustani classical, indipop, bollywood, fusion or regional folk, you name it and it’s all there on this site.

The difference between this site and other file hosting sites is very basic. Whereas musicindiaonline.com has it’s own files on it’s servers and has full control over the streaming quality of the music and also what files to put or remove, other sites like mediafire.com, eSnips.com, 4shared.com and the rest have no such control.

Many of us must have encountered a much wanted song on musicindiaonline.com and wished fervently that there had been a download button on this site. Alas, there is none and no trick such as changing the URL (a’la eSnips) work here.

But for few of us who desperately want a particular music file and are ready to spend a little time, there’s a way out : a simple method by which you can download a file or even multiple files in one go.

Just follow a few simple steps. Remember this trick will work with Internet Explorer only.

Go to the Start Menu > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Clean all the mess that has been accumulating in the browser’s cache. Once the cache is empty you may go to the musicindiaonline.com site and search for your favourite song or album just as shown in the figure below.

Select the songs to be downloaded by ticking them or if you want them all, tick ‘Select All‘.

Click the ‘Play Selected Songs‘ button. If you have not been to this site recently it will ask you to choose between Real Player and Windows Media Player. Select Windows Media Player as in the pic below :

The player will open up and your playlist will begin to play.

As the file is playing repeat Step 1 (i.e Disk Cleanup). But this time don’t clear the cache but click on the ‘View Files‘ option :

This will open a directory of Internet Cache folders as seen below :

Explore each folder (if you have cleaned your Internet Explorer Cache thoroughly, there should be four of them). You will find your playing file in one of the folders, growing by size as it plays on. Wait for the ‘Duration‘ and ‘Bit Rate‘ details to appear and click on the ‘Play Next‘ button of the player to start playing the next song in the playlist.

You may now Copy or Cut & Paste the previous file to a folder of your choice. The files are in .wma format. Keep on exploring all the folders as the second file plays on and you will find it in one of the folders. Repeat the process.

You need not play each song to it’s full length. On a fast internet connection a 15 minute song may buffer fully in a couple of minutes. But it’s important that you wait for the ‘Duration‘ and ‘Bit Rate‘ details to appear before copying (or cut & paste) the file.

Keeping in mind that musicindiaonline.com has music streaming at a very low bitrate (20-24 kbps) an album consisting of 6-7 songs may be downloaded in 4 to 5 minutes.

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170 Comments

  1. Mohit said,

    May 5, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Use Freecorder 4 ! simple .. Record anything that you stream

  2. dinesh said,

    May 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

    song play

  3. dinesh said,

    May 7, 2011 at 10:04 am

    song play in this site

  4. Raja said,

    July 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    There are several free download MP3 recorders available on the internent. Download one of them. I use one called ‘Free MP3 recorder’. Start it and choose a location to store your desired song. Start playing the song and simultaneously start the recorder. It will record everything that you hear, including any background noise. So absolute silence should be maintained while the recording is going on.

    The recorder can also be used to record anything else that is going on in the room.

  5. thangavel said,

    August 5, 2011 at 8:55 am

    thanks a lot! i will try this method.

  6. August 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    VERY GOOD FOR ME //////////

  7. August 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    i try it

  8. s r bajekal said,

    August 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    It is frustrating that I am unable to open the site as it opens as a blank page with the sign showing that I have to wait but this is indefinite. Kindly Help

  9. gkpailoor said,

    August 28, 2011 at 10:35 am

    cannot access musicindiaonline.com from this morning !!

  10. suneelsahay said,

    September 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    musicindiaonline.com is the best and popular site i realy like

  11. Hari said,

    November 14, 2011 at 11:24 am

    simply try Mp3myMp3 for this purpose which is easy to use.

  12. k.srinivasan said,

    November 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I would like to know as to how to delete songs from the files

    k.srinivasan

  13. Rajesh Pai said,

    January 29, 2012 at 6:10 am

    i like the site sooo much because i get all i want there

  14. raj said,

    April 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Use Audacity, provided you have at least 2-ch sound card. Else you have to do some small jobs in Audacity to make double-track. http://www.smashits.com is another site which has original songs. With Realdownloader you can straightaway download it deom IE and Chrome

  15. sridharan said,

    April 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    thk u

  16. dipti said,

    June 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    this has really helped me thanksss!!!!

  17. gourishanker said,

    June 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    is anything wrong with this site now or with smashits i am unable to open any of the site since 26th june 2012. one can record anything a computer plays simply by having another computer. a cable and Audacity does wonders.
    .

  18. nive said,

    November 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I tried this but my Internet Cache folder was empty ! Would really appreciate any help

  19. K. Balasubramanian said,

    April 19, 2013 at 10:13 am

    The website automatically plays music through Real Player. No option is given. I am not able to download music as such. Can I get some help?

  20. s.rajaram said,

    May 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    play list is not opening in the musicindiaonline.com


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