New !! eSnips Downloader for Dummies

As eSnips has changed it’s default music player from windows media player to a flash player, old download tricks have stopped working.

Although the doc to nsdoc trick still works with downloaders like Flashget and Orbit (Grab++), it isn’t working when the URL is changed in the address bar of the browser itself and by pressing Enter. Only a blank page will appear when done so.

To let users continue downloading from eSnips without taking the pains of modifying each URL, I have rewritten the code of the eSnips Downloader (Link Generator). Find the link in the sidebar of my other music blog : It allows you to download as before. You can click on the generated link, or if you like, save the file by right clicking the link and save target as…

But the bandwidth problem still persists. eSnips is not the same place as it used to be before. As for me, I have stopped uploading more to my music folders.

Meanwhile continue downloading files from accounts that have no bandwidth problems (those with less visitors).

Enjoy !!


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 !!

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