eSnips : Download problem solved

Since yesterday I have been flooded with queries about the missing ‘download‘ button and an easy way to dupe eSnips into letting all users to download mp3 files freely. I posted a few tips & tricks to download music files, button or no button. After posting these tips I was still uncertain whether all users would go as far as searching the Cache of Internet Explorer or even downloading Flashget and follow the instructions given in the post.

As most of us are not techies or for that matter even computer savvy, I pursued in my quest to find an easier way out and make things easier for fellow eSnippers. At last I discovered a big security lapse at the eSnips server.

Now as you open an user’s music folder you need to click on the music file you want to play. I presume that most of you want that file to play in a new window but many of you just click the link and the player opens up in the same window. In both the cases the window will look like the image given below :

As you can see the URL in the Internet Explorer or Firefox address bar looks like this :—Spirit-Room—02—Guru-Bramha

Now click your mouse in the address bar itself and change doc (after to nsdoc and remove the name of the file (including the slash), in this case : /Jai-Uttal—Spirit-Room—02—Guru-Bramha. Your modified URL in the address bar will now look like this (you may check out this trick by clicking on the following URL ):

Now just press Enter. Lo and behold your file is ready for download. No need for downloading Flashget or searching fervently for your needed file in the ever bloated Internet Explorer Cache.

You will see this window after you press Enter :

This window will inadvertently remind you of the good-old-days of the green download button and may drive you to nostalgia. Just click on Save and watch your mp3 being downloaded as before.

Good old downloading days are here again …. till eSnips catches up with this too.

Listen to this same song while you watch your file being downloaded :

P.S : For those who are still experiencing problem in downloading (mainly those who are complaining about their files opening in an embedded player), I have hurriedly made a ‘eSnips Downloader‘ that does all the work for you. See link in the side bar of my other blog :

Enjoy !!



  1. Anonymous said,

    December 6, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks for your previous tips & tricks for dowload button on esnips but your latest tip dated 6th dec 2007, to change the address bar did not work on my computer . Instead, when I pressed ‘enter’ button – my windows medio player opens up and start playing the clip. …Sudhir Handa, Kuwait

  2. serendipity said,

    December 6, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks for the detailed explanation.

    I have tried using this method but instead of allowing me to save the file, the song immediately opens in my Windows Media Player and plays. I can’t seem to save it unto my computer as a file.

    What else should I do? Thanks.

  3. TB said,

    December 6, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you so much, it works fine !!

  4. Anonymous said,

    December 6, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you !

  5. Anonymous said,

    December 7, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Thank you SOOOOO MUCH! 🙂

  6. Anonymous said,

    December 7, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you so much for this ! You made my day 🙂

  7. Reshmi, kolkata said,

    December 7, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks a lot…’s working wonders.

    The downloading problem in esnips drew me to your blog….but I’ve got much more than what I was expecting….it’s indeed a treasure-trove for classical music lovers! Enjoying every bit of it!

    Thanks, again…

  8. Anonymous said,

    December 7, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you !!! Is there any way we can download from Imeem ?

  9. Anonymous said,

    December 8, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    gosh, thanks a lot for this tip :3

  10. Anonymous said,

    December 8, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    It works, thanks. I think for some people it didn’t work maybe because after changing the address bar they should highlight the entire address bar again that has the new name before pressing enter.

  11. i forgot said,

    December 9, 2007 at 1:04 am

    WOOOOOOOOO! Your soo cool i could kiss you!

  12. Xinaliia said,

    December 9, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    omgsh thank you so much *0* this was SO helpful and now i can download again!!! i cant tell you how happy i am!!!

  13. Anonymous said,

    December 9, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    eSnips Downloader
    How Does This Work?

  14. Sourav said,

    December 13, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    2 damn good………………….

  15. Sourav said,

    December 13, 2007 at 8:47 pm


  16. Peter Chen said,

    December 14, 2007 at 1:33 am


    Thanks for leaving a comment in my post Add MP3 music player and for your useful info.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger

  17. Vikram said,

    December 14, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    I only heard about genius men who walked the earth….:) thanks a ton… great job!!

  18. ashiqul said,

    December 15, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Thank u so oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much
    God bless u!!!!!!!!!

  19. fionluvsu said,

    December 16, 2007 at 1:18 am

    OMG OMG OMG! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  20. damien said,

    December 18, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    u the man bro!! for sure!!

  21. Jeff Lee Jun Hei said,

    December 19, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks very much! With this, I wouldn’t turn to downloading songs illegally! 🙂

  22. kaustav's said,

    December 29, 2007 at 6:39 am

    Hi that was gr8 !!!
    thnx a ton for that trick
    U rock

  23. Abs said,

    January 13, 2008 at 7:33 am

    Your a genius..

  24. Anonymous said,

    January 13, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I frikin’ love you… you are a lifesaver!!!


    January 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Dear Friend

    May your tribe increase! The trick worked to perfection and may lord bless you!
    I am downloading the harikatha and upanyasams from esnips and spreading it with like minded friends in Ahmedabad where carnatic / harikatha cd / music cannot be sourced! After downloading we are contributing a token amount to charity / homage centre of the yester year maestros.

  26. Anonymous said,

    January 19, 2008 at 2:30 am

    thank you for the tip, it works fine =)
    I can finally re-use esnips which was great before and now is again =D

  27. Aiyappa said,

    January 22, 2008 at 9:04 am

    You rock!. Have been breaking my head for sometime now!
    Thankyou! Thank you! Thank you!

  28. Eamon said,

    January 23, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Danke Schoen kamerad!

  29. OMG said,

    January 27, 2008 at 9:20 am


  30. Tim said,

    February 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    HOLY SH-!!!! YOU ROCK!!!! We need to join your fan club!

  31. said said,

    February 10, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Dude thanks

  32. eeshan said,

    February 17, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    an absolute legend

  33. arian said,

    March 2, 2008 at 2:20 am

    don’t waste your time,just go to this site, search for any song, and download instantly from

  34. indianraga said,

    March 2, 2008 at 8:40 am

    There is another one too giving similar results :

    But these are all recent developments. I am not wasting my time now working on this. But remember not all files appear in these search engines.

    Can you suggest something about the ‘Bandwidth’ problem that all eSnippers are facing ??

  35. Amateur Scientist said,

    May 13, 2008 at 3:43 am

    Hey! Thanks for the help buddy 🙂

  36. °l||l° Avishek Das °l||l° said,

    June 4, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    till yesterday it worked.. today it is blocked..

  37. sudipta said,

    August 21, 2008 at 1:24 am

    this is not working…

  38. sudipta said,

    August 21, 2008 at 1:30 am

    you r just great….its working nice with the esnips toolbar…

  39. indianraga said,

    August 21, 2008 at 9:43 am

    @sudiptaThis is an old and outdated trick. I suppose you have not used the eSnips Downloader as yet. Find the link at the top of the sidebar of this blog (just below my logo).

  40. Anonymous said,

    September 7, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    it will not work for new esnips player for that you need to download the software from

    if anyone likes it mail me at

  41. indianraga said,

    September 7, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    You have not read the above comments. This post is an old one (Dec 2007). Since then I have written the code for the eSnips Downloader (eSnips Link Generator) and it’s working as a charm even today. Find the link at the top of the sidebar of this blog (just below my logo).

  42. Anonymous said,

    October 24, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    WoWo! U are really cool! Thanks!

  43. tash said,

    August 8, 2010 at 12:01 am

    works like a dream thanks

  44. Saranya Ganesan said,

    February 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Suberb Man

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