It has come to my attention that many people are not aware of how this and other music blogs function.
So, I am creating these instructions to make it easy.
Firstly, before anything you will need to download and install this software. This only has to be done ONCE... then when it is installed on your computer you will be ready for the next step. Instructions for similar software for a MAC is included below...
For Windows users you will need to download a program such as WinRAR. This is a free program and a copy is available by clicking the following link. WinRAR
If you have a MAC, then the program to unpack the files is Stuffit Expander and comes with your operating system.
If you can't locate Stuffit Expander then the following link will give you a free MAC application that will do the job quite well. RAR Expander
At the bottom of each post on the blog there is a textual link. Usually it will be the name of the band or of the title of the album. IT should be fairly obvious and on my blogs will always be at the bottom of the relevant post.
Simply click on that text link and it will open a link in another window. That link will usually be to Megaupload but can sometimes be 4Shared.
In the top right corner of the Megaupload page there will be a series of 3 letters and 1 number to be typed into a box. They are quite easy to locate. Other bogs can use various sites like Rapidshare or Fileshare and numerous others. They all work the same way. Rapidshare and others will make you wait up to 15 minutes between each download.
That box will then give you a countdown timer of usually under 60 seconds. This can vary. Once the timer is finished then click on the download link.
The download of the "album" will then commence. The time for the actual download will depend on your connection speed to the internet.
The entire album is saved in one file as a RAR file to make the size of the download smaller.
As long as you have followed the instructions and installed the software in the first step it is simply a matter of clicking on the downloaded music file and it will open a box within the program... such as WinRAR. You can then place the files wherever you wish on your computer.
From there you can do several things such as unpack the entire archive to be able to transfer it to your hard drive, then a CD or MP3 player or simply play through your computer speakers.