eSnips Downloader for Dummies

Problems galore persist at eSnips. The whole of December has passed away with users facing one problem or the other, many facing the dilemma of whether to move away from eSnips and search for greener pastures. A recent happening at eSnips : users’ files are dying a slow death the ‘poison’ still being unknown. Everyday friends at eSnips are reporting that files are being removed or blocked indiscriminately without any logic or reason given.

Suppose I have uploaded a full album of an artist, I find only a couple of the songs being removed or blocked, whereas others are playing as before. So there are are no copyright issues I suppose. eSnips should inform individuals and point out the files which are a cause of concern to them. Let users remove the files themselves or take the risk of their accounts being banned or cancelled.

One more discovery I have made (eSnips is proving itself to be an interesting maze puzzle, at the cost of being laughed at later on), if your file is still showing in your folders and only gives an error when you attempt to play it, you can still salvage it. Just move such files to any of your private folders and you will find that they are still there, playing as before but better be quick in doing this and don’t share them for the time being.

I for myself am worried because my music files belong to a dying genre of music and is going through a ‘renaissance’ period. Today’s younger generation is being drawn towards it after a gap of almost 50 years. The whole of 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s were the decades when Hindi film music ruled the roost and hindustani classical music was a word alien to the younger generation. Some of the artists which I have featured are no more in this world and let me say no longer remembered (no copyright issues here atleast). Many others are very young and are quite happy to find their music doing the rounds on the internet. In fact some of them have even contacted me personally and showed their pleasure after knowing that their music is being lapped up (read loved) by the new generation of hindustani classical music lovers.

Now a little about my eSnips Downloader. It’s been there all along since 15th of December in the links section of the sidebar of my other blog : 

(must admit I spent quite a few sleepless nights until I finished upon it ) but many of my visitors failed to notice it and continued to pay their attention only on the tips & tricks of downloading at eSnips. This eSnips Downloader is the easiest thing to use…no install required or anything of that sort. Just a click of the mouse and you are done. As I am not a techie or a software professional, I have tried my best to make it simple and easy to use. A few of you who have been complaining their music opening up in a player instead of dowloading will find this very useful because I have added an extra piece of code forcing the file to download and not play.

I admit, I am a very laid back person and have not done much effort to publicise it. See some screenshots of the eSnips Downloader at work :

Before :

And after the download link is generated :

I hope all of you who find this useful will continue appreciating my efforts (please keep in mind that I have very limited knowledge of software, HTML or javascript).

A very happy New Year to all of you. Enjoy !!

Indian Raga Blogspot



  1. abel said,

    January 16, 2008 at 11:48 pm


  2. January 19, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    OMG!!That was ingenius!!! WAH…
    Thanks for the tips ^__^
    Now my life is completed

  3. Anonymous said,

    March 6, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Nice suggestion on the esnips downloading..thnx.

    Yes..the bandwidth message has become quiet nagging. and unpredictable.

  4. Anonymous said,

    March 8, 2008 at 11:44 am


  5. Anonymous said,

    March 13, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Thank you SO MUCH for the tip! 😀

  6. Dane said,

    April 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Hey that was a ultra cool tip…………thanx to Indian Raga and whoever is doing that from the back…………[:)]

  7. Mukesh said,

    June 4, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Hey One question how can i download pdf files from esnips. it shows bandwidth.i where is the link for esnips link generator.

  8. indianraga said,

    June 5, 2008 at 10:11 pm


    Try the eSnips Downloader on my other music blog :

    Find the link at the top of the side bar.


    Find the link to eSnips Downloader in the LINKS section of this blog.

  9. Dj Pazze said,

    June 12, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Seems like your generator needs to be updated. It doesnt work anymore. =]

    Just letting you know. 8)

  10. indianraga said,

    June 12, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    @Dj Pazze : Try it now !! It has been updated.

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