What's a good way to keep track of information about images of paintings I've downloaded (artist, title, year, museum, and so on)? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Aug 20, 2013 -
My mom, dad and I use the Internet at home on separate PC's. We always manage to go over our download limit. Is there anything out there that can use to log downloads on a monthly basis from 3 different PC's so I have an idea who the culprit is as far as exceeding bandwidth goes?
posted by Bacillus
on May 24, 2013 -
I'm about to leave for a two-day long car trip and I thought I could listen to some podcasts to pass the time. I'm a huge Bullseye with Jesse Thorn (formerly Sound of Young America) fan and I saw a link on the Maximum Fun website
to download a torrent of all of the old episodes.
So I downloaded the .torrent file and opened it on uTorrent but nothing happened. Any help on my predicament? What am I doing wrong and what can I do to properly download the files?
posted by rmttws
on Mar 13, 2013 -
What data is my iPhone mysteriously downloading when I'm not really syncing anything, don't use iCloud, and have no apps running? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Nov 20, 2012 -
Bethesda Games seems to have stopped selling the Oblivion downloadable content (official plug-ins) from their site and I can't find it anywhere. [more inside]
posted by juniperesque
on Jan 1, 2012 -
Why does the audio I'm ripping from YouTube sound so weird when I play it through my car's speakers? [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain
on Dec 10, 2011 -
Noob electronics. I want to connect the following units. A Panasonic (old tube type, but nice big screen) tv, DVD player, and my MacBook Pro. The tv has one input, the VCR many. Do I need a 'modulator'? But more important, is there a way to get my digital downloads to the TV?
posted by ebesan
on Sep 11, 2011 -
I recently had to reset my mac, losing all the downloads, and I'm having trouble finding an itunes program I had once downloaded and now realize I came to rely on heavily. Here's what it did:
1) Displayed artwork and song/artist/year in a floating window in the lower left corner
2) Had hot keys to control itunes from any program - apple-f10 made the floater appear; apple-f11 track backwards; apple-f12 track forward; apple-f13 play/pause
I keep walking up to my computer and hitting apple-f10 and nothing happens. Help! Thanks.
posted by jtajta
on Apr 11, 2011 -
What are some music blogs that post relatively obscure *full* albums (old and new)? Indie, soul, electronica, rock, disco - any and all genres welcome.
No reviews please. I just want blogs that say "Hey, this album is awesome and/or weird. Here is a little bit about it. Now here is a link where you can download it."
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on Mar 13, 2011 -
I'm helping a friend with her website. She'd like to be able to sell paid downloads (eBooks and Videos), but doesn't want to run her own shopping cart or delivery system. [more inside]
posted by cell divide
on Dec 3, 2010 -
Help an old and behind the times lady find video to her new non-Apple media player. [more inside]
posted by drlith
on Oct 30, 2010 -
Is there a way for me to keep track of the total amount of data (in megabytes) I download over the course of a month, on a single machine? [more inside]
posted by AAAA
on Sep 3, 2010 -
After years of broadband with low download caps (currently 14gb/month), I finally will have 120gb/month from next month. How to take advantage of this new freedom? [more inside]
posted by kid A
on Aug 14, 2010 -
When I click download links (to .zip, .dmg, etc...) in Safari on my Mac running Snow Leopard, it does nothing. Or more specifically, it says "Loading" in the URL bar for a second as if it were about to load a webpage, and then does nothing. I have to right click and select "Download Linked File." How can I fix this behavior? [more inside]
posted by raygan
on Jan 3, 2010 -
Do you think this
is a good overview of the changes in the music business in the last 10 years (for someone like me, who could charitably
be called a non-musician)? Do you recommend other sources?
posted by manos_frias
on Dec 8, 2009 -
Why do large file downloads stall (with no error message or any feedback)? [more inside]
posted by bradn
on Oct 28, 2009 -
I am looking for recent survey results or other data points on consumer resistance to, or acceptance of, downloading browser add-ons and other downloaded apps. In other words, to what extent is the download step itself a barrier to consumers acquiring add-ons and apps, because of perceived risks like viruses and privacy issues. Extra points for data that sorts this out across age and other demographic groups.
posted by beagle
on Sep 28, 2009 -
What are some cool downloads/applications for Blackberry Storm? I would prefer that they are free, but if they cost a little thats ok too. I don't have very many app's on my Blackberry yet and would like to get some good ones. I guess I would like to get good app's that provide music streaming, connections to resourceful news contacts like NPR, maybe some games, maybe some cool art, etc... Any ideas or suggestions would be great. Thanks!
posted by Direwolf
on May 28, 2009 -
I downloaded a .scr file that was probably a virus. I was at least smart enough to trash the file instead of opening it, but is it likely that my computer is infected, anyway; that the file is executed merely by downloading it? (NOTE: This happened on a Macbook Pro.) [more inside]
posted by ProfLinusPauling
on May 24, 2009 -
Anyone point me towards some music that I can download and use to accompany the photographs that I'll be taking at my son's school sports day? I intend selling copies of the disc for a few pounds each to raise some money for school funds, so either copyright free or some sort of UK waiver would be essential. The music should be upbeat and appropriate for a sporting theme.
posted by cameronfromedinburgh
on May 19, 2009 -
Help me try and figure out how many times my podcast is being downloaded. I have requests, unique hosts, bytes downloaded, etc. but while I understand what each mean individually, I'm not sure which to "trust". [more inside]
posted by arniec
on May 14, 2009 -
How do clear purchased but unwanted items off my iTunes "Downloads Available" list? Ever time I launch the application, it automatically starts downloading unwanted HD versions of tv episodes. [more inside]
posted by whitewall
on Apr 28, 2009 -
How can I remove unwanted downloads from my iTunes queue so they won't get in the way of the stuff I do want? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion
on Apr 24, 2009 -
My Mother-in-Law's computer stops downloading files at about the 2.5 -3.MB point no matter what the size of file. Example, she attempts to download Picasa from google and the first 2.5-3 MB downloads, but then the rest of the 9MB file quits. It is not just Picasa, but any file over 3-4 MB. [more inside]
posted by Beaufort
on Jan 28, 2009 -
How much money does an artist get when I buy their music online? What amount of money goes to an artist if I buy an album on eMusic, iTunes or Amazon? How does it compare to what they make from a CD sale? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai
on Dec 7, 2008 -
What is the simplest option for selling access to a bundle of files and/or section of a website? [more inside]
posted by Nonce
on Dec 4, 2008 -
Are warez sites that are a "one time payment for unlimited downloads" basically all a scam? [more inside]
posted by figTree
on Jun 21, 2008 -
Legitimizing iTunes Library. I have *ahem* a friend. This friend has a reasonably large digital music collection being managed by iTunes on a Mac. He would like to understand the cost of ensuring this collection is 100% legal, having realized that the vast majority of it is not. [more inside]
posted by superfurry
on Jun 20, 2008 -
What's the best way to sell mp3 downloads? I run a website for an indie musician who'd like to setup a shop for his tunes. [more inside]
posted by krunk
on Jun 4, 2008 -
Sometimes I can’t find what I want at the local House o’ Used CD’s or on iTunes. What are your favorite sources for (legally) obtaining music?
posted by pointystick
on Mar 17, 2008 -
Are there any good tools for keeping track of, and keeping an eye out for, songs to download from eMusic? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie
on Nov 1, 2007 -
Is there a download manager (php preferably) that can generate "download tickets" for a file? [more inside]
posted by beelerspace
on Sep 11, 2007 -
"Drive by downloads": Looking for a program or technique to prevent them, other than creating a limited user account in Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by bbranden1
on Aug 8, 2007 -
I want to download Firefox in English. But I live in Spain and it automatically downloads in Spanish, giving you no option to alter language during setup. I know they only want to help - but... any ideas about how to keep my FF in English?
posted by Holly
on Jul 17, 2007 -
I've been attempting (unsuccessfully) to download out of print albums from music blogs. One of two problems typically occurs. Once the download is complete I can't locate the file anywhere, or, if the file appears I'm unable to open it. Any suggestions?
posted by Zebtron
on Jul 10, 2007 -
Does buying music online really have to be such a pain in the ass? I have WinAmp and an MP3 player. Now isn't there a simple music sales website where I can buy a song without subscribing to some monthly service and downloading yet more software? No iTunes, no Musicmatch Jukebox, no Y! Music Unlimited, no Yahoo Player, no RealRhapsody player...
posted by Tubes
on Mar 11, 2007 -