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Google: Search eSnips for Free Videos, Music, eBooks, Comics, and Archives

eSnips is a large social content sharing site that gives its members 5GB each of storage space to upload whatever they want. These files include music, ringtones, videos, ebooks, comics, programs, magazines and much more. By using Google, you can check to see what others have posted for download.

eSnips tags files by there filetype, so including the file extension in the query narrows the search results.

To look for music files, use this:

Google: mp3|ogg|wma

or for a specific artist, try:

Google: mp3|ogg|wma Gorillaz

Since eSnips uses an embedded music player to play music, Firefox comes in quite handy in locating the mp3 file once you get to the page. Once you have opened the page that contains the desired music file, follow these steps:

1. Go to Firefox’s menu bar, click Tools and select Page Info.

2. When the Page Info window appears, select the Media tab.

3. Scroll down the list until you find an address that starts with /nsdoc/. This is the address to the music file. Right-click the address and select Copy.

4. Open a new tab in Firefox. In the address bar, type, then paste the copied address in after it.

5. When the file download window appears, select the Save to Disk radio button and click OK.

To search for video files, try:

Google: asf|rm|avi|mp4|wmv|flv

or for a specific title, try:

Google: asf|rm|avi|mp4|wmv|flv “family guy”

Most video files are compressed, so they are easily downloaded. Some smaller ones may be embedded in the page. To download these videos, use the method described above for downloading music files.

To search for eBooks:

Google: pdf|lit|doc ebook

for comics:

Google: pdf|cbr|cbz comics

and for archives and programs:

Google: rar|zip|exe

Rob Rogers
Rob Rogers
Once a prolific author here on Tech-Recipes, Rob has moved on to greener pastures.


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