How To Download an MP3 File
These days I mostly send out MP3 files, a
universal format to record audio files. You will receive your
reading and/or any lecture recordings in this format unless you
request otherwise. I still make CDs but prefer not to. If your reading was between 2004 and
today then I have a digital copy archived (with very few
exceptions) and can instantly send it to you again if you need
Determine what kind of a computer you have. For a PC (for
instance Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Acer etc) continue to Step 2, for
a Mac (Apple's line of computers) go to Step 9
You will receive an email from me with the subject heading "Your
Recording". Click on the email to open it and it should look
something like this. If it doesn't and several of the graphics
are missing, go to Step 3, else click where noted and go to Step
If your opened email
looks like this, you have an email graphics blocker that is
preventing the graphics of the email from showing. To resolve this, click where indicated
and go to Step 4.
the "Download" button.
the "Save" button.
Select where you want to save the file on your computer. The
easiest is if you click on the indicated "Desktop" button. Your
list of files may look slightly different than the below image
but the desktop button is in the same place.
This is what it looks like while the file is being downloaded to
your computer. This snapshot was taken as 47% of the file had
been downloaded. When the download is finished, you will hear a
"bing" if your sound is turned on and the insert window with the
moving bar will disapear.
all open windows. On
your desktop you will find your file as an icon with your name
and the date as indicated in Step 2. In our example here the
file (and icon) would be labeled SallySample121710. Click on it to
play it with whatever MP3 player you have. The MP3 player is the
software that knows how to play your MP3 file so that you can
hear it over your computer speakers. Unless you removed it off
your computer, there is one of several available installed on
your PC. If you don't have one, there are several free players,
here is the link to a very good one.
You can make a CD from
your MP3 file, transfer it to any MP3 player (there is probably
one on your phone, or you may have an iPod etc), or send it on
to someone else to hear your reading if you want. Helping you
with these steps is best left up to someone familiar with your
These are the steps for a MAC, coming soon!
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