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If what you'd like is an MP3 player for your computer...
here's a favorite of mine:
YAMP is freeware!
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YAMP plays MP3s, CDs, & many more music file formats!
Easy to install, lots of functions and, best of all, it's free!
If you would like to record MP3 songs, you'll find some interesting possibilities below. As they are not exactly equivalent, you should be able to find one to suit just what you have in mind.
there are choices of software that I can comment on further, as time allows me. But to start with, consider and . The former costs about half the price and IMO is just as efficient.
Have you heard about the possibility of viruses also in MP3 files? :(...
Yes, unfortunately this results from Microsoft's making everything as automatically connectable and loadable as they possibly can... So, now if someone encodes a virus in an MP3 file, and you are solely in Windows' hands for downloading it or listening to it, your computer is at risk: a virus can only be harmful if it is excuted, i.e., starts a program, which Windows automatically does (now also from its Media Player).
If you have 95 and 98, I believe you're still out of danger -- but don't take that for granted, do check it out! Now, if you have any of the newer versions of Windows, then watch out and protect your computer and your data before it is too late!
(If you need tips on computer/data protection, check my Software Page, where I share a bit about some of the software that I use and have grown fond of -- most of it is shareware, so you can try free for a month, including software to protect data/computer.)
At any rate, what I wish to share is that, in , I use also as a way to protect my computer. How? I make YAMP the default player for all the files it can play (they are many!) so I escape Window's automatically deciding what to do in my computer, before I give my consent.
Let me assure you that you can download in peace all the MP3 files carrying my music: they are 100% virus free! I make them, myself, so I can guarantee that they contain nothing but the music that I encode.
A final comment regarding YAMP: do you know that YAMP was the first program ever to come out with different skins?! Just they are not called skins, but designs, in YAMP. Were out world less competitive and more just, the author would have been given due credit for this great idea...
Interestingly, the icon for the newest Microsoft Media player, which also comes with skins, bears a remarkable resemblance to YAMP's icon. The basic difference is that YAMP's is square, whereas Microsoft's is round, and the black arrow-point in the middle is smaller in the latter. Having both on my screen, I had to make a mental note so as not to click one for the other.
I have wondered how much inspiration could have been sought in André's great ...which of course he'd never be given credit, either....
I'll be commenting on other choices of MP3 players, as soon as time allows me. Meanwhile, you can be sure that the link to is the one that could not be missing from this section on MP3 players!
If what you'd like is a portable MP3 player...
consider Iomega's HipZip. It's a great little player. (I've long used Iomega's products, and can attest for their quality.)
Did you know that has an excellent MP3-player & digital music guide on-line?
It's free to consult!
Check the following page on their site, where you'll have access to a lot of useful links/information:
Here are some other good sources for tips: