Tutorial For Saving Music On Tumblr
I don’t know if this will be useful to anyone, but this was something I always wondered about. I have a lot of folks who reblog music posts, and it can be very challenging to track down the particular versions of songs they link, and often I can’t just right click on the post to save the song.
SO! Here’s a groovy little 5 minute tutorial I slapped together to help folks… in case anyone wanted to know this or didn’t know it already.
Step 1: Find a groovy song on tumblr
Tada. Here’s a groovy song someone reblogged, so we’ll use it as our example.
Step 2: Right click on the listen box, see how there’s no helpful “Save Audio File” or “Save File As” option? There is “Save Page As…” but that won’t help us in our musical piracy needs.
Step 3: Right click on the listen box and select “Inspect Element (Q)”. I’m using Firefox as my browser, so this might be different for Chrome or IE. Sorry guys.
Step 4: We’re looking to right click on this highlighted element, the <audio type=”adio/mp3”… and select the option “Edit as HTML”
Step 5: Highlight the web address and press “Ctrl+C”
Step 6: We’re almost there. Now just open a new tab, paste that web address, right click on the new audio player in the middle of the vastly empty page and click “Save Audio As”.
Woohooo! You did it guys! You just successfully used developemental tools to grab audio content from the internet. The next time people accuse you of not being tech savvy, ask them if they know how to do this.
Step 7: Enjoy your song. :D