My niece loves Indian movies and Indian movie music. To her, as to many of the world, this exuberant, colourful, romantic and just-plain-fun style is summed up in a single phrase: Bollywood.
I confess that I’ve turn out to be taken with Bollywood as properly, although to not the identical extent as my niece, who owns quite a lot of Indian films and repeatedly rents others. The Bollywood properly is so deep that I’ve to restrict myself to watching these few of its productions that bubble as much as be a magnet for American film reviewers. In any other case I might be misplaced in Indian ocean of unfamiliar film titles, actors and actresses.
My niece additionally collects CDs of Bollywood music. There’s an Asian market close to her house that provides a cornucopia of them. However she has the identical drawback selecting CDs to purchase that I do deciding which Bollywood film could also be value my time. Until she’s seen the movie from which a soundtrack derives, she’s normally at nighttime as as to whether a specific CD’s songs and artists are ones she is going to get pleasure from.
At her request, I arrange a means for her to preview a wide range of Bollywood songs and even to reside with them on her iPod for some time, all at no cost. This fashion she will make knowledgeable choices about which CDs she finally purchases.
First, I looked for Indian music Web pages, and particularly for these dedicated to Bollywood, or not less than fashionable standard music (as opposed, say, to classical Indian ragas). I discovered a number of good ones, with names corresponding to Bollywood World and India FM.
Many of the Web pages I discovered provided music samples, which means 30-second or 1-minute snippets. Some had full audio streams that allowed the customer to take heed to steady Bollywood music for so long as he or she would possibly need. It was these latter that offered the primary half of our answer.
Usually, streaming audio, corresponding to what you hear over an Web radio station, can’t be saved or downloaded. New software program, although, makes it doable to document the stream to your arduous drive for replaying as typically as you want.
Even higher, a few of the latest audio seize software program incorporates one thing known as an mp3 splitter. This software program is ready to break the audio stream into separate mp3 music recordsdata. By the best way, that is completely authorized, since you’re merely recording a broadcast, the identical as while you document a TV present in your VHS. Voila — we had the second half of our answer.
Between the audio streams and splitter/recording software program, we created our personal digital Bollywood mp3 obtain websites.
Now at any time when my niece is in a temper to discover the most recent tuneful choices from Bollywood, she clicks on her favourite Indian-music Web radio station, then begins the recording software program. Fairly quickly she has sufficient Bollywood mp3s to shuffle by for the remainder of the week, and she or he’s virtually assured to seek out two or three that may spur her to make a visit to the CD bin down on the Asian retailer.