Help with Your mp3 Downloads & How to Burn CDs
There is a lot more helpful information regarding downloading and other problems on our Frequently Asked Questions page at this link.
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If you are putting one of our larger programs on an iPod, be sure to read the information at the bottom of this article. Our larger programs are in zip files which can't be downloaded directly to smart phones or some tablets. You'll need to download them to a computer first and unzip the file and then upload them to your other devices. If you have a problem with your download you can access links to the mp3 files by logging in to your account. Please be aware that the larger programs are in zip files and can take quite awhile to download depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Be sure to made back-up copies of downloaded files. Once the files are downloaded all sales are final. We do not refund for products which have been downloaded.
The information below explains how to put mp3 files on a CD or
on an iPod after they are downloaded.
There are a number of good software programs that burn CDs such as Roxio Creator and Nero, or the free Microsoft Media Player. Below is information on how to burn CDs from mp3 files using Media Player.
Problems with Incomplete Downloads
If one of the mp3 files you have downloaded ends abruptly or doesn't appear to run the appropriate length, the file may have downloaded incompletely. This can happen if you internet connection was lost during the download process. It is recommended that you attempt to re-download the same file again. A program to accelerate your file downloads is recommended. Please see below.
Please download and install the following program (download manager) which will accelerate your file downloads and ensure they download completely:http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdown.html
First. Download the latest version of Media Player and information at this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/download-windows-media-player
Second. Make sure you are using the correct kind of discs. Some CD players will only read CD-R disks and will not read the CD-RW discs. This is very important and an easy mistake to make. Here are the Media Player instructions:
1. Select Library from the top of the window. 2. Then File-Open and browse to the downloaded file and select it. 3. Then select Now Playing in the Playlist menu on the left of the window. The file name should now appear under the title heading in the middle of the window. 4. Select Pause (middle button on the dashboard) at the bottom if it begins to play.
5. Next, select the down arrow that is under the word Burn at the top toolbar. A pop-up menu will appear and make sure that AUDIO CD is selected (it will have a bullet beside it)
6. Select BURN. A Burn window will pop up to the right side of the Media Player window. Select the title of the song you want to burn from the list and drag it to the Burn List. Once it is in the burn list (you can do more than one) then select Start Burn at the bottom of the window and insert a disc and it should take off.
A Special Note About Our Subliminal Programs
People often ask if the subliminal messages will be lost by transferring the audio files to digital devices. I can't speak for other companies, but I can tell you that there is no loss with our programs. We utilize a custom-made subliminal processor that enables us to have the audio tracks embedded in the music and environmental sounds only 5-8 decibels below the covering sounds. Some companies have their messages 30-50 decibels below and there could well be a loss in that case. It is also questionable if messages that low have any impact. We have been extremely diligent to keep our messages at a high saturation level so you can be assured you are receiving the strongest possible positive impact. Also, the first track of our subliminal titles is just the title track and is only about 5 seconds long. You normally would not listen to it, but it is yours and our verification that you have the correct title.
Our larger program sets are packaged together in ZIP files. The ZIP file format is a data compression and archive format that contains the mp3 files. If your computer does not already have a software installed you can download free programs to unzip the files. If you are wanting to put the files on a small portable device like a smart phone or tablet you will need to download the zip file to a computer first to unzip the file into the individual files. Be aware that the zip files can be several hundred megabytes in size.
Windows XP and 7 can make and open zip files. However, older versions of Windows need the help of software. 7-Zip is a free program that lets you create and open zip files. Here is the website: www.7-zip.org.
BiGZiP is another free program that can create and open compressed files. Unzipping is as simple as one click. Here is the website: www.bigzip.sourceforge.net
How to Put mp3 Recordings on an Ipod
Here is a link to a free app that might enable you to download to a portable device.
Another way to do it is to create an account with DropBox
When Dropbox is installed and setup, navigate to the mp3 file, tap and hold the link and a pop up will display list of options, including save to Dropbox.
Another method is to install iCab mobile: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icab-mobile-web-browser/id308111628?mt=8
iCab mobile will let you download mp3 files directly onto your iPad and store them there. Additionally, you can play back mp3 files within iCab.
Further, iCab offers Dropbox integration.
How to Put mp3 Recordings on with Itunes
If you have an Ipod (the brand name) then you have Itunes and this can also be done with Itunes. The same rules apply of course to use a CD-R disc. Also there is a Preferences setting that needs to be addressed. Select Edit-Preferences-Advanced-Burning and make sure the Audio CD Radio button is selected. Then OK.
You will need to create a playlist (or use a preexisting one) and import the file into the playlist. Highlight the playlist name in the playlist listing at the left of the Itunes screen...make sure all the filenames you want to burn have a check by them and then select Burn Disc at the bottom of the window. Then just follow the instructions. It is fairly straightforward and the Itunes help is stellar if you encounter any troubles along the way.
Problem with Itunes
There seems to be a design oversight with itunes loading and properly sequencing a large number of mp3 files. This is mostly an issue with our larger CD sets which can have dozens of files.
The only way currently around the sorting issue is to change the "Media Kind" to music and then create a playlist.
Go >Ctrl I, Options tab, media kind and change to Music.
If it is left as ItunesU no sorting will ever work.