Friday, June 15, 2012

Download Music from SoundCloud as MP3 with Portable Free SoundCloud Downloader

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SoundCloud is a social music sharing platform where the users can share personalized audio recordings and other genuinely free music files. It is currently the major rival of MySpace which also features similar thing along with social networking platform.
Unlike YouTube, SoundCloud allows users to download some audio files for free, but up to a certain download limit per day. Also, it offers to download music files in the same format as uploaded which sometimes take unnecessary disk space in case of downloading in WAV format.
Free SoundCloud Downloader from Minimalite offers an easy to use platform to break all such restrictions. You can continue downloading music on-the-go from SoundCloud as MP3 without any restrictions with this portable software.

Features and Specifications
  • The software is distributed as a ZIP archive [Free_SoundCloud_Downloader.zip ; 544 Kb] containing all the necessary files for using the software, To use the software, you need to extract the contents in your desired location and execute SndDownloader.exe to launch the software.
  • The application is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
  • The software offers a minimalistic interface, where you are needed to paste the link of the file to be downloaded from SoundCloud, and click on Download.
Main GUI
  • Download starts quickly and saves the file in the output directory, which is essentially the MP3 folder present in the portable directory of the software.
  • After finishing download the software prompts the user and opens the output directory for the his convenience.
  • System resource usage both in idle time and downloading is barely noticeable.
Resource Usage at Idle Time
Resource Usage during Download
  • No documentation is available and is of course not needed.
My Verdict
I always like simple but effective applications and so Free SoundCloud Downloader has enriched my bag. This software is in its initial release and has some bugs.
  1. Auto overwrites files with similar filename. For example try downloading this, this and this and see what happens.
  2. It showed errors with some links like this and then you will not be able to use the software unless you restart the application.
So,
  1. It should alert in case of filename conflicts.
  2. It should allow users to save output in their preferred name.
  3. Also it is preferable to allow downloading in batch mode.
Download
The software can be downloaded from the following link
http://minimalite.com/download/Free_SoundCloud_Downloader.zip
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Related Product: SoundDownloader

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4 comments:

  1. nice tutorial thanks and ı want to share a website ; you can download all tracks from soundcloud by
    http://www.soundcloud-download.net/

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  2. I always use http://www.SoundDownloader.co.uk , easy to save soundcloud music

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  3. I have also wrote a post on it.

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  4. It has been listed in another post. Thanks for informing.

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