Most popular song can be downloaded for free from Youtube.com. ?Advertising on the Youtube site provides funds to pay the royalties for the music? The music that accompanies Youtube videos can be recorded for free. If your computer has a good sound system, you may want to record your favorite songs and play them back on your computer any time you want. The songs can be played on your car's audio system. Song files can be transferred from computer to car by copying the files to a CD if your computer and car are equipped with a CD recorder and CD player, respectively. Perhaps the most convenient way to transfer files to your car's audio is to use a flash drive. If the car's audio does not have a flash drive input, a mechanically and electrically inclined person can install a radio with a flash drive input. Such a radio can be purchased for under $40 dollars. Flash drives can be purchased for around $10.

Below are basic instructions for recording songs from Youtube. Youtube videos are in .fli format. Car audio systems generally accept .mp3 format. The instructions below tell how to convert .fli to .mp3. Some basic computer skills are required. You need to know how to copy urls from your browser's address bar and how to copy and paste files using Window's Explorer. It's mostly a matter of selecting the url or file name by placing the insertion point at the start of the url or file name, dragging the cursor across the url or file name, right clicking, and clicking on either copy or paste. And you have to be able to locate files in Windows Explorer. That is mostly a matter of clicking on locations until you find the desired files.

It takes quite a bit of time to make a sizable collection of songs. Expect to spent perhaps 10 minutes per song, more or less, depending on your internet connection speed. To me that is worth it. You can make a collection of only your favorites and add songs whenever they become available on Yourtube.

Instructions for four different ways to download music: 1. Download and install MP3 My MP3 Recorder at www.mp3mymp3.com. Select "Stereo Mix" for the input device in the program. Begin playing the Flash video from Youtube or wherever. Click "Record" in the Recorder program. Click "Stop" when the video finishes. Click "Copy" to save what you recorded as an MP3. If mp3 does not record, select Help and follow instructions. Will not work with some computers that do not provide access to stereo mixer for recording, particularly Dell computers.

2. (did not work when tried 20130123) Navigate to www.convertfiles.com. Click the circle next to the text "or download it from." Paste the URL address for the Flash video into the textbox. Under "Input format" select "Flash video file(.flv). Select "Extracted audio only (.mp3)" under "Output Format." Click "Convert," then click "download the MP3".

3. (no longer downloads youtube videos) Open www.zamzar.com in browser. Select the "Download Video" tab (the second tab from the left). Paste the website address for the Flash video into the text box. Select "mp3" under "convert to." Type in your email address in the "email" text box. Click "Convert". An email with the MP3 will be sent to your email address.

4. Go to utube.com, search for song, go to song, pause video, select and copy url from browsers address bar, go to www.video2mp3.net or http://www.video2mp3.at/ or http://www.video2mp3.de or http://www.music-clips.net/en/, paste url into box, select quality, select convert, if shown option, click 'click here to continue to video2mp3.net, select download, wait 20 seconds or select download again, select save, close download box when download completes, copy downloaded file to flash drive if desired. paste into flash drive

Another option is to subscribe to Superpass for $15 per month. For the $15 you get 10 music downloads per month plus access to TV programing and movies. With Superpass music downloads are faster because the music is in mp3 format so you are saved the time otherwise spent in converting .fli to .mp3.

Real Rhapsody's monthly subscription fee is $10. You can test out this service by taking advantage of their 14-day free trail. Some of the music has Digital Rights Management so files downloaded to your computer cannot be transferred to other devices.

My favorite songs (tend to be classic rock):

Good Vibration, Beach Boys
Blowin in the Wind, Boy Dylan
Going Up Country, Canned Heat
Peace Train, Cat Stevens
Johnny B. Goode, Chuck Berry
Fortunate Son, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Who'll Stop The Rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Woodstock, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Everybodys Talkin, Harry Nilsson
Reno Nevada, Fairport Convention
Truckin', Grateful Dead
Cry Baby, Janis Joplin
Me & Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin
Imagine, John Lennon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhq-yO1KN8

Tumbling Dice, Linda Ponstadt
Forever in Blue Jeans, Neil Diamond
Sounds of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel
Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf
Can't Buy Me Love, Beatles
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, Beatles
Desperato, The Eagles
Won't Get Fooled Again, The Who
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Hank Williams
Whole Lotta Love, Led Zeppelin
Let It Be, Beatles
Rock And Roll, Led Zeppelin
Stairway To Heaven, Led Zeppelin
More Than A Feeling Boston
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm_-sW4Vktw

Come Together The Beatles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfI4111pc0s

Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEEzbFxEbB8

Dream On Aerosmith (saved)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ynrSEjHyRI

Sgt. Pepper's (Reprise)/A Day in The Life The Beatles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Q9D4dcYng

All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGH-9xzCkJU

Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits (saved)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ4px9Ri0Y0
Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin (saved)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0EYEdWsGR4

Heart Of Gold Neil Young (saved)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGt9rcMJJXI

Time Pink Floyd (saved)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z67FsTNpexg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuNVibPMbSo

Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfvwwPSHCI

Every Breathe You Take The Police
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH_YbBHVF4g

Layla Derek & The Dominoes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR7xzibS-MM

Here Comes The Sun The Beatles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxzEeKfpyIg

Take It Easy Eagles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI3F687SsoU

Let It Be The Beatles
You Can't Always Get What You Want The Rolling Stones (saved)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7leQB_Oe_k

No Sugar Tonight/New More Nature The Guess Who
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW1Bx2yV3dc

Don't Stop Fleetwood Mac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm0nopK1BQM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl8yDRJSiHs

Over The Hills And Far Away Led Zeppelin (saved)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wEi2aYmdNU

Born To Run Bruce Springsteen (saved)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTEjjGW3vUA
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/bruce+springsteen/born+to+run_20025020.html (lyrics only)

Old Man Neil Young
While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXdE9wxg8YI

Live And Let Die Paul McCartney & Wings (saved)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok2hfOAWj6s

Lola The Kinks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaMS_5i0Bbs

Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk_V6R_pGfM

Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG8Ect3Xn7w

Listen To The Music The Doobie Brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLf--6RJbbc

Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjh5M-PuBRs

It's Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It) The Rolling Stones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3TmT9Eq_5Q

The Weight The Band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN5Fslr2M-M

Life In The Fast Lane Eagles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfHu9zhsnAU

Get Back The Beatles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdBnNzQz67A

Carry On Wayward Son Kansas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pAco2nVQEY

Killer Queen Queen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E9TyGxxosk

Dreams Fleetwood Mac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aI-RYiqATo

Closer To The Heart Rush
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY2iKzm62AM

Let It Ride Bachman-Turner Overdrive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c21vGTRgkZw

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? Creedence Clearwater Revival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDGuyGPJ_JE

For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZKB-ZQTkO8

Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1roSoMS84

Woodstock Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g25DlXOWmMo

Won't Get Fooled Again The Who
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4rMNCLjrv4

Angie The Rolling Stones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXRExocnpUw

Walk On The Wild Side Lou Reed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p_cXfdz8Hw

Bennie & The Jets Elton John
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUaNFb749nk

Down On The Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzXAQZ4RTlc

Like A Rolling Stone Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk3mAX5xdxo

Something The Beatles (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF_lZfIszi4

Frankenstein Edgar Winter Group
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIldF-pGUCU

Ruby Tuesday The Rolling Stones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a00_tPLcE_g

Somebody To Love Jefferson Airplane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjIIVfzfD3o

Hold The Line Toto (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9LOmkRHUOg

These Eyes The Guess Who (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwZasIDcByo

She's So Cold The Rolling Stones (not recorded)
Maybe I'm Amazed Paul McCartney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84zXffLRKwQ

Running On Empty Jackson Browne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF2EX91Hwrk

Instant Karma John Lennon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs457TJgS-A
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/lennon+john/instant+karma_20082476.html

Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etCYbm1BtJs

Changes David Bowie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCgzX7vwlFk

Black Water The Doobie Brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km4-eKvv3EM

Welcome To The Machine Pink Floyd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4lT4Omk510

Share The Land The Guess Who (not recorded)
Rocky Mountain Way Joe Walsh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lygD0A1p9ws

Magic Man Heart (not recorded)
Southern Man Neil Young (not recorded)
Wild Horses The Rolling Stones (not recorded)
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton (not recorded)
Going To California Led Zeppelin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IZ-jATBq9A

Show Me The Way Peter Frampton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZV-wCZc6KY

Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZdZ2wH-tOY

China Grove The Doobie Brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emxH2yl6ybo

Good Vibrations The Beach Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0yoiBYbT2I

Janie's Got A Gun Aerosmith (not recorded)
Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts. I - V Pink Floyd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJf5ZbumlgY (part I-IV lyrics)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tUDUltSdqIk (labelled part VI-IX lyrics)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UXircX3VdM (parts I-IX)

Heartache Tonight Eagles (not recorded)
Love Hurts Nazareth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcf2rfL_6Sw

One Of These Nights Eagles (not recorded)
A Horse With No Name America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2naehMUQpQY

Got To Get You Into My Life The Beatles (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxhhFOnXs2M

I've Seen All Good People Yes (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-W4xgg54Hs

Mother Pink Floyd (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es1yTuF-npg

Looking Out For #1 Bachman-Turner Overdrive (no good recording found)
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes Crosby, Stills & Nash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDEiLImUUM8
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/crosby+stills+nash/suite+judy+blue+eyes_20317414.html (lyrics)

Ramblin' Man The Allman Brothers Band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKDVLSDgMM8

Night Moves Bob Seger (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KBQy0z_vAo

Hello Goodbye The Beatles (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zPOT8Z3UlM

Spinning Wheel Blood, Sweat & Tears
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi9sLkyhhlE

Lyin' Eyes Eagles (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzePxDeaucg

Blow At High Dough The Tragically Hip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGRNEJiD3PY
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/t/tragically+hip/blow+at+high+dough_10235578.html

And The Cradle Will Rock Van Halen (not recorded)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar (not recorded)
War Pigs Black Sabbath (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGPD0ZBiMs0

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Jimi Hendrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR-a5YNxHoA

Raise A Little Hell Trooper (lyrics good, music less than classic, not saved)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roqoA08QdbA

Some Kind Of Wonderful Grand Funk Railroad (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTuIXtXUEw4

With A Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCrlyX6XbTU

Knockin' On Heaven's Door Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVMZzCwaSus

Dream Weaver Gary Wright
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPWNsGFXCZk

Me & Bobby McGee Janis Joplin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfjon-ZTqzU

Albert Flasher The Guess Who (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAKMEdYAazo

Come Sail Away Styx
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TcztyNlFx0

Levon Elton John
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lXOuZgm_eY

Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_UcRbCGmZs

Paradise Tom T. Hall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NErBIcsIyu4 (not recorded)

Take It To The Limit Eagles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwASii2f5c8

Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys, “Wabash Cannonball”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yhvv234oaA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0QXyYK1FAU

Chuck Berry, “Johnny B. Goode”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNeEb7I3bwI

The Drifters, “Up on the Roof”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F_opWg9_qI

Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are a-Changin'”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCWdCKPtnYE

Jimi Hendrix, “Purple Haze”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djVIDpVsDAQ

B.B. King, “The Thrill Is Gone”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4GfRQSE-Ak

Leadbelly, “The Midnight Special”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi6YHWjy3uU

John Lennon, “Give Peace a Chance”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhyiqGIJQus

The Lovin' Spoonful, “Do You Believe in Magic”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDYNuD4CwlI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuiNtC4kURk (lyrics)

Joni Mitchell, “Help Me”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOEE-kR-Txg

Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade of Pale”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA

Otis Redding, “(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCmUhYSr-e4

The Rolling Stones, “Time Is on My Side”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHVeyo4W18U

Pete Seeger, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y2SIIeqy34

Stand By Me Ben E. King (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9kyGMvfZqo

Jambalaya Fats Domino
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTmgVyznNic

Shelter From The Storm Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0E9k70Tpz8

After The Gold Rush Neil Young
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N88YgEKGMzI

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/neilyoung/afterthegoldrush.html (lyrics)

Saint Louis Blues by W.C. Handy | Cory Hall, pianist-composer (arr. Hall)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_94hrye_vW4

Piece of My Heart Janis Joplin (not recorded)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8JzwrD5dvk

Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Green River”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpijXwXOCUo

Bill Doggett Honky Tonk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4NhcfurgU

Canned Heat Going Up Country
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75-N1x82pkk

Alan Detwiler is the author of Thrivers In An Uncertain Future, a speculative science fiction novel about the changes likely coming in the near future. The novel is available as a Nook book, a Kindle book, and in many other formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/122473

For a list of Alan's favorite songs go to http:/www.leisureideas.com/download music.txt


 
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