the downloaded music play OK on my computer, mobile phone, tablet,
Chromebook, etc etc?
is currently supplied on the audio file
format MPEG-4 Audio (.m4a), originally developed for Apple Mac computers,
iphones, ipads etc, so will replay on those devices with no
These tracks will also play on a PC on Windows Media
Player, or other Windows based media players.
However they may not play on some Android based mobile phones and
tablets (e.g. Samsung Galaxy mobile phones - However it might be
possible to play the tracks off a Galaxy phone if you load the
music into the 'media' folder and not the 'music' folder. ).
Chromebook computer produced by Google, has some 'hard-drive'
storage included, but only to hold the operating system, a few
letters/documents temporarily, and Apps. In other words it does
not have a storage facility for music or videos etc. When you load or
download anything onto a Chromebook it automatically uploads it
onto Google's internet storage system, Google Drive, in the
your files are stored on Google Drive, and you can view them
anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection. However you
can't view them if you don't have the Internet available.
SO .. if
you want to play your downloaded music, and there is no Internet
connection, you may not be able to.
reports on the Internet indicate that some audio and video formats
will not play on the media player included with the Chromebook.
the solution? ... do a backup on a memory stick or memory
Stage 01 -
Download the music first to a standard PC or MAC desktop or
laptop/MacBook. (not an ipad because they don't have a USB port)
Stage 02 -
Unzip the folder.
Stage 03 -
Copy the unzipped folder onto a memory stick.
Stage 04 -
Put the memory stick / card into the USB
or card port (socket) on the Chromebook,
and you can play the music straight off the memory stick / card without
any problems, and without needing to be connected to the Internet.
If you are not sure, you can
download a free track as a test.
free test track (apologies
but you have to put your name and email address into the system in
the process because we can't switch this off! but don't worry you
won't be bombarded with spam emails - we hate them as well!)
How long will
the download take?
The download speed may vary from a few mins to 40 mins (120 mins
for the largest one containing 100 audio tracks) depending on which music you purchase, and your Internet connection.
Due to the no of tracks varying within each download, the download file size varies from 98Mb to
418MB. Tests have shown that on an average 6Mb/sec broadband connection, the downloads will take about 2.5 to
15 minutes. With a slow connection of 1Mb/sec, it will take up to
120mins for the largest download. SUGGESTION - if you open your downloads folder first, then click on the download button, you may see the download actually taking place in your downloads folder, which should give you the download time.
- Mac users - Copying the music tracks into itunes - If you download the tracks onto a Mac, they will appear in the downloads folder. Then you can drag and drop them into an itunes playlist which you need to create. When this happens, the audio track names may be deleted, and replaced with track01, track02 etc. This function cannot be easily changed on a Mac, but you can cut-and-paste the track names off the provided track pdf list, back on to the audio track files if required.
your download speed: