Have you ever tried to download a great track (mp3) from soundcloud.com? There are several ways to download a track from SoundCloud… I’ll show you how it works.
Please check out first if there is small tiny “download” button at the top of the soundcloud player:
If yes, simply click download and wait. That’s it. The track is now on your hard drive.
If there is no such “download” button, you have to use a simple tool called JDownloader. It’s a great download manager written in Java. You can download it here for Windows, Linux, Mac or at jdownloader.org (~ 15MB) . Choose your Operating System (OS) and click on one of the links. You probably have to wait around ten seconds before you can download the file because the files are hosted on file hosters which offer premium accounts for users who don’t want to wait.
NOTE: you don’t have to buy or sign up on any of these sites. Simply wait a few seconds and click on “Free Download” and download the installer without any registration process…
After that, click through the installation process. If everything is installed correctly, launch the JDownloader. Now go tou soundclod.com and copy the URL of the track you want to download. If the JDownloader does not open automatically after a few seconds, open it manually and click the tab “Linkgrabber” and then “Add URL(s)”. Paste the URL and click on “Parse URL(s)”. Finally you have to click on the play Button at the top to start the download.
The mp3 file is now downloaded to “C:/Program Files/JDownloader/downloads/” (if you are using Windows).
Make sure that you also have installed the latest version of Java if you have problems running the JDownloader. You get the latest version on java.com.
NOTE: The downloaded file is only the preview file (up to 128 kbps). It’s not the best quality available. For a better quality you have to buy the track and support the artist…