I've migrated all my songs to iTunes Match, because I don't have space on my hard drive. But some of my ripped tracks have weird names, dating back from when I manually ripped the CDs. Is there a way of (semi?)automatically correcting these without having to download my whole library, or go through manually? [more inside]
posted by danteGideon
on Jul 24, 2014 -
I am in China and my SO is in USA. we both use the app WECHAT a lot to keep in touch.. wechat is a very popular app in China as a social utility that connects people with friends on mobiles phones.
but since 2 months ago, i could not view the full images of the pictures he have sent me and could not download them. we can still send each other text messages and he can recieve the pictures i have sent to him. And i can view and download other pictures my chinese friends sent me. i think this is strange. does anyone know why it happens or how to fix it?
posted by denimchair
on Jul 22, 2014 -
It was someone's homemade outgoing machine message that included some sound effects, and then a voice saying "just show me a rich geologist" followed by a different voice excitedly exclaiming "I'm the mayor!" I definitely downloaded this in the last five years, but I don't know where. Do you?
posted by blnkfrnk
on Jun 11, 2014 -
I have been making greeting cards and would like to sell them. I have been doing rubber stamp and scrapbook paper stuff so far, but started looking for graphics I could print and incorporate.
My google is failing me. It looks like shutterstock has great images, but even with the enhanced license, I cannot use them on things I will sell (unless i'm misreading what i find there).
I'm getting really confused and getting a headache reading fine print everywhere and I must not be finding the right blogs or using the right words.
Where do I find images (illustrations and graphics, NOT photos) that I can download, print, and use on my stuff that I will sell? [more inside]
posted by McSockerson The Great
on Mar 4, 2014 -
Someone wants to use a watermarked version of an illustration I drew. Got some newbie questions. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella
on Jan 27, 2014 -
We just got an Ipod Nano (the latest one) for Christmas and when we first got it out of the box we were able to download music from our computer to the I-Pod. We did it with I-tunes and I remember seeing something that indicated that the I-Pod was being recognized by the I-tunes website. No problems downloading to the I-Pod.
But now I'm trying to add some music and the I-Pod is not being recognized. The new songs are in my library (under I-tunes) and they are already paid for. I have Windows Vista.
The little white USB cord is not having a problem with charging the I-Pod, but nothing on the computer indicates that the I-Pod is recognized.
When I am in the library, I click on DEVICES, and I can see a word that says sync, but sync is not in bold, another words I can't click on it.
Any advice? I already turned my computer off and on again, and also took out the USB and put it back in as well.
I went to the website and read the manual but there is so much there and I don't see how to do any of the instructions if the I-pod is not recognized.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Jan 22, 2014 -
Our organization has years' worth of Yahoo group postings. We would like to move our groups to Google but still be able to access and search these archives. Recent changes to the Yahoo groups UI seem to have broken existing third party tools
How can we download Yahoo group archives and host them on our own site?
posted by ottereroticist
on Dec 24, 2013 -
Why is my DSL connection getting clogged by Bittorrent even after closing it? [more inside]
posted by Fermin
on Sep 27, 2013 -
I have been running a Facebook group since 2012 and I got a grant to do research with the findings from it. I need to download the group's postings and responses into a table and thinking the most reliable way to do so is with SQL. However, I have only just started with SQL and although I have found some ideas on Github for doing it, have no idea how to get started with pulling the information. I am seeking advice and possible alternatives. Can you help?
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 29, 2013 -
This particular site has about 50 pages of good reference material. I would like to download load it all before it goes away. Is there a program anyone can recommend that does this? I'm using Windows 7. Thanks!
posted by Rad_Boy
on Jul 1, 2013 -
Inspired by these posts
, can you direct me to other videos of train rides (or boat rides) that are available for download in high quality? I have a digital picture frame that plays videos and I'd like to find a few nice videos to play in it.
posted by Proginoskes
on Jun 27, 2013 -
Is it possible to retrieve recently aired shows on Sirius XM radio? I want to hear Howard Stern's interview of Katie Curic that originally aired earlier this week. Is it possible to download mp3's of shows that have already aired? Once I've signed up and paid, of course.
posted by susandennis
on May 30, 2013 -
I'm gifting my laptop to my far-away sister, and want to pre-load it with some fun, free, friendly games she can use to entertain her live-in grandkids (ages 4 and 2). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady
on Apr 27, 2013 -
My birthday party starts in less than one hour. The theme is "black and white," and I had planned to project a friend's vaudeville silent film for atmosphere during the party. I just thought to check with the director to make sure he was still down with me showing his film, and it turns out that it isn't. I now need a plan B, in a hurry! See the invite here
for the vibe...looking for artsy/funky/old-timey. And if you happen to be in Portland, please send me a MeMail if you'd like to join the festivities!
posted by red_rabbit
on Apr 13, 2013 -
I have a project I'd like to do that involves the use of Broderbund's Load Runner
game. I have a 4 year old Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion. I have found various sites to download the game, but so far none of the downloads work. [more inside]
posted by LizardOfDoom
on Feb 19, 2013 -
I have to travel very light. It's going to be a boring trip. I have an iPhone. I'm looking to read on the cheap. What are the best free books to download to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse
on Feb 13, 2013 -
Can you recommend some scanning software for me? I need to scan a whole bunch of older photos, and I'd like to do it relatively quickly. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne
on Feb 11, 2013 -
Is there a quick (or a quicker) way to download all files of a given type from the Media Library of a self-hosted WordPress site? The site in question has about 200 MP3s. I can easily sort out the MP3s by selecting "Audio." But how can I download them all at once? Is there a plug-in? FTP looks like a big pain, too, as these files are organized in folders by year and month, and there are several years here -- and many months with no uploads at all.
posted by houseofdanie
on Feb 9, 2013 -
I've been using Hotmail for ages and I have a bunch of important emails going back two years which I need to organise and print out. Hotmail isn't very good at opening up multiple emails or printing them out so I'd like to download them to my macbook. They are currently sitting in their own folder in my Hotmail account. How do I download this folder and what software should I use?
posted by Brian Lux
on Feb 5, 2013 -
We are trying to manually download a dropshipper's XML file of products. The file size is over 22MB and I can't open it in my web browsers Internet Explorer or FireFox (both latest). I tried asking them if they could allow me to read the directory the file's on so I could right click on it and download it manually but they refuse to do so. They told me I need to use an external program to download this XML file. I tried looking but with no luck. Could someone please help me.
Thank you so much...
posted by Bacillus
on Jan 23, 2013 -
Is there a way for me to get the MP3s I bought from Amazon.com before they introduced the cloud player (where you downloaded them once and that was it) to be available via cloud player now? [more inside]
posted by dhens
on Jan 14, 2013 -
I have an ipod that I want to fill up. I don't do torrents, and I'm not looking for anything illegal, I just want stuff that's being given away. I'm really into The Roots, The Fugees, anything by the Sandpeople Collective, Atmosphere, Nas, Angel Haze, that sort of thing. Not really into Odd Future. I know there are a zillion good underground rappers out there with free downloadable albums. Can you recommend some for me?
posted by Slinga
on Jan 10, 2013 -
I post a lot of pictures to tumblr from other devices, and I'd like to have copies of the images on my own computer. Is there a program for OSX that will let me download every image off my tumblr at once?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Dec 31, 2012 -
Let's say I have 300,000 files on a webserver in a single directory. I want to download them to a local directory and then delete them. My FTP client of choice
is choking on the task. What should I do?
posted by fake
on Dec 18, 2012 -
It's about 6 AM. I'm leaving my house at about 7 AM. I'm getting on an airplane at about 9 AM. While on that airplane, I'd like to listen on my iPhone 4 to an .mp3 file that will be posted onto the internets at about 7:30 AM. [more inside]
posted by clorox
on Oct 24, 2012 -
I would like to buy and download a specific album (with no scheduled or rumored or hinted at American release date) from any reputable English purveyor of music. Yet my lack of a UK mailing address and/or UK payment method seems to block me from doing so. Is there any legal way I can purchase this music digitally and download it to my American desktop? [more inside]
posted by julen
on Oct 22, 2012 -
While I've seen this older thread
, it's also a bit long in the tooth. I'm wondering if there's a better way to record video (or audio) of tonight's Presidential Town Hall debate or download a copy of it? [more inside]
posted by raihan_
on Oct 16, 2012 -
Back in May I went to the This American Life live-recorded show "The Invisible Made Visible". I'm trying to find a place to download video of the segment with OK Go's "Needing/Getting" - the one with the DDR-style animation for the audience to play along with smartphone handbells. Does the video exist online? [more inside]
posted by Cheese Monster
on Oct 6, 2012 -
Mac osx 10.6. Sick of the spinning ball when I use firefox. Slowly moving to safari however I am married to some of the mozilla plugins.
What is a downthemall equivalent for safari that is free?
posted by citybuddha
on Aug 21, 2012 -
Where can I download lots of win7, laptop compatible arcade-ish games for non computer savvy, non English speakers with no internet. Can't you buy a bundle of like 400+ classic arcade games from somewhere? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac
on Jul 5, 2012 -
A local, non-profit chorus would like to sell their music online. I think that offering a download for a fee would be a good way to make this happen but I can't seem to string together the proper search that would reveal businesses that would make this happen. Ideally, they would like to see a smidge of profit from this venture, however, the audience is small. This is the best I could come up with.
posted by Foam Pants
on Jul 3, 2012 -
My online mailbox is full. I want to move some of those messages to a folder on my computer, using Apple Mail in system 10.6.8. There's doesn't seem to be an obvious way to create a new folder in Apple Mail, under the section On My Mac. Can you tell me how to do this? The account is IMAP and private mail service.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on May 28, 2012 -
When I download my pictures to my computer from my Nikon Coolpix S630, it always downloads ALL the pics instead of just the new pictures I just took. How do I download only the new pics? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on May 12, 2012 -
I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
posted by kenaldo
on May 9, 2012 -
How do I convert a web page to a PDF? If that doesn't work, how else can I archive the sites for my portfolio? [more inside]
posted by rebent
on Apr 6, 2012 -
I need a simple PHP script to force download a file. Something like download.php?file=/path/to/file or download.php?id=43. Can someone help me out? [more inside]
posted by ascetic
on Apr 5, 2012 -
Is there a quick and cheap template to make a simple but polished e-picturebook that I can offer as a free download / giveaway with a CD product? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Years ago I watched this sci-fi interview show called Prisoners of Gravity.
I couldn't find any episodes for many years, but recently I discovered they were archived on the internet!
Now I want to download them so I will never be without them ever again, but the site is giving me difficulties. [more inside]
posted by Sully
on Jan 13, 2012 -
I like to pull clips down from the internet. Youtube etc. using real player, its great except when the voice doesn't match the mouths movement. Why does it do that? Can I make it stop? Can I fix it?
posted by notned
on Dec 28, 2011 -
I have a Mac desktop with OS X 10.6.8 and use Firefox. When I try to download something like CCleaner or updated version of Adobe Flash, I'm unable to do so. Instead I'm told I've chosen to open a binary file, and when I click Save File, a blank box opens with a "Download" label, but then just sits there: a blank white box apparently doing nothing. I wait, and nothing happens.
I'm computer dumb, so be gentle. Have I got my settings screwed up, or am I not doing something I should? This has happened a bunch of times when I try to download other stuff.
I hate being ignorant.
Many thanks if you can help.
posted by fivesavagepalms
on Sep 30, 2011 -
Does gifting a download coupon from an LP sleeve to someone else constitute copyright violation? [more inside]
posted by milk
on Sep 7, 2011 -