Published on January 25th, 2012 | by sainikbiswas74
How to download songs from gaana.com?
Gaana.com has an extensive collection of songs and I thought is there any way to download a song or two in case just out of curiosity. What I found out is that Gaana.com uses rtmp protocol to playback songs. Normally there are many ways to download data from rtmp protocol and there are several types of software available to do that. The best method I found is this, because it is simple for end users to follow.Install the latest version of Internet Download Manager. As of this writing the latest version is IDM 6.07 Build 16. IDM includes a flv and various other formats grabber for downloading audio and video from streaming sites.
All you need to do is play the song you want to download and there will be a download link below the play button. Just play the songs and click on “Download audio from this page“.
An IDM dialog will pop up asking you for the location where you want to save the song.Select where you want to save the song on your harddrive and click on “Start Download” Button.
The download will start as you can see below. But unfortunately the downloads are pretty slow. I got around 10 kb/sec. What I think happened is actually the entire song is streamed and then saved.
After download completes, just play the song in Windows Media Player. VLC does not support playback due to unavailabilty of a certain decoder. I am using Windows Media Player with K-Lite Codec Pack installed. So if you face any problems just install K-lite codec pack and you are good to go. The downloaded files are very small around 2-5 mb at maximum so do not think that the download was incomplete because the file size is small.
You can see the downloaded file playing above.
Note: The file downloaded has an extension .mp3.flv. If you want to rename just use .flv don’t use .mp3 the file will not run. Using this method to download is illegal, as downloading files from a streaming site is considered illegal. If you want to download songs buy them. This tutorial is posted for educational purposes only.
Important: This method no longer works. The site is here for archival purposes so I am not deleting the post.