ANSWERS to MP3 QUERIES!
Q: I Can’t find Download Link
Please do the following :-
1) Click on "my account" at the top right of the home page
2) Enter the login information provided when the song was purchased.
3) Underneath "Account Information" the order (and any previous ones) will be listed. Click on view to the right of the relevant order.
4) All the details of the order will be listed. At the bottom of this page is the heading "Download Links" beneath that will be the name of the song/album ordered.
THIS IS THE LINK. Left-click on the link, and follow instructions to save the file when they appear, or right click and choose "save target/save link as".
If the link does not appear here, but the payment through paypal has been successful, please contact us and we shall arrange an alternative download link.
This final screen with the link should be seen when the PayPal process is complete. PayPal re-directs you to the page with the link.
If, however, the automatic redirect process is interrupted for whatever reason, the page with the link won't show, so the above login process must be observed.
Point 4 of the download instructions points out that the download is accessible through the "my account" link.
Q : Do we place any digital copying restrictions anti-copying methods on Captain Beaky MP3 downloads ?
It appears that some (mp3 players, iPods, phones, computers etc) tend to treat everyone as a potential pirate before they have even made a purchase. We like to maintain a relationship based on trust with our customers, and as such have never bothered employing underhand "anti-copy" methods.
Customers have reported various restrictions on their copying of their purchased MP3s.
WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER: Problems can emerge if you use Windows media player to import the files to.
(WMP) is a very restrictive software, and enforces strict digital rights management (DRM) policies over the files which it imports. If the settings in windows media player are left untouched, it will import practically any audio format, saving it (for reasons best known to itself) in the native windows audio format, WMA, which can then not be reproduced further (or can be reproduced a given number of times as per its settings). As such, while it may be comfortable to use WMP to manage the audio collection on a computer, it does cause trouble sooner or later in my experience.
Q: What is the best way to copy my MP3?
ANSWER: If the original folder of mp3s extracted from the downloaded .zip file is still in place on the computer it is better to use dedicated software.
Many PCs come with Nero Burning Rom installed, which is ideal. There is a similar free alternative called infrarecorder (www.infrarecorder.org). It is simply a case of opening infrarecorder, selecting audio cd as project type, and navigating to the folder full of mp3s in the main window. While perhaps not as simple as burning a cd through windows media player, you are guaranteed considerably better quality this way.
Itunes is also good in this sense:- it manages the music collection and allows creation of audio cds without fiddling too much with audio formats (unless you tell it to), or restrictive DRM (unless you have purchased the file from apple in which case the DRM is THE most restrictive there is!).
If you are using a Microsoft Windows operating system, you may find the software “Winamp” or the “VLC media player” very useful for management of a media collection (both free at the time of writing).