Search for mp3 on Google
July 7, 2004 9:07 AM   Subscribe

My google-fu has left me.

Once, long ago, I found a web page (a weblog entry?) that described how one might search for mp3s (or other media files) via google, by asking google to reveal all mp3 files hosted in the index of a directory on an Apache-based web server. I can't remember how to do this.

Can anyone help me remember this trick? Direct me to the page that talks about it so that I can bookmark it permanently?
posted by jdroth to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Do you mean:
intitle:index.of? mp3
If I find a page describing it, I'll let you know...
posted by humuhumu at 9:11 AM on July 7, 2004

That's good for any kind of filetype, of course. Here's a page describing it, though not the one I remember as it's dated last week sometime.
posted by humuhumu at 9:13 AM on July 7, 2004

filetype:XXXXX (i.e. filetype:mp3)
posted by m@ at 9:13 AM on July 7, 2004

It's index apache mp3 name of band, and it was first seen on Davezilla, methinks.
posted by iconomy at 9:18 AM on July 7, 2004

Stavros mentioned it here.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:19 AM on July 7, 2004

Ooo. Davezilla found it via machaus. By the way, it only works if you use google.
posted by iconomy at 9:24 AM on July 7, 2004

NB, it doesn't work so well anymore and a lot of MP3 junk sites (they need a name for all those fake MP3 and warez sites that just generates ads) put that somewhere. It worked well when I first found it out, then I'm sure people secured their sites a little better.
posted by geoff. at 9:55 AM on July 7, 2004 has some great info on searching in general.

Here's their entry on searching for sounds.
posted by AmaAyeRrsOonN at 10:31 AM on July 7, 2004

3 days ago.
posted by toby\flat2 at 12:50 PM on July 7, 2004

It's not Google, but you might also want to try Altavista's mp3 search.
posted by fuzz at 1:10 PM on July 7, 2004

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