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Freezer: download MP3s from Imeem, Deezer, Jiwa.Fm; possibly others            16th January 2009

Freezer is a free little program that allows you to download music from sites like deezer or jiwa.fm.

It has been built as a proof-of-concept to demonstrate that whatever effort is made to prevent songs downloading, those sites are still very unsecure concerning the way musics are diffused. The poc will probably be extended to more sites, as it is based upon an inherant flaw they all have in their streaming scheme.

You should solely use this program to download "open" musics, which are copyleft, the only ones that you can download without breaking the law. I couldn't be taken responsible for any misuse of freezer.

As the program is in beta state, it must remains a lot of bugs, but it works anyway.

The program filters/parse every http data which circulates between your browser and the remote website. When a song from deezer or jiwa is detected, it shows a dialog box asking to save the music. Then it saves the stream into a temporary file which is decoded when the download finishes.

  • How to use: you need to (1) start the program and keep it open, (2) change your browser proxy to the one specified by the program (more on this here and below), and (3) to surf over to any of the supported sites and launch a song. A "save file" dialog will appear whenever a song is about to be played, allowing you to save (or not). More info on how to use here.

  • Portable: no installation. Just unzip and run.

  • Managing proxies: if changing your browser proxy manually doesn’t seem very practical, you might want to take a look at IE proxy changer or Advanced Proxy Manager (for Internet Explorer) or QuickProxy for Firefox.

  • Supported sites: Imeem, Deezer, and Jiva.fm are documented; however, the instructions in the program dialog itself read "surf on your favorite HD radio site … the program will do the rest". Not sure which other sites Freezer will work with, but I did try it with Last.FM and Pandora and it did NOT work; moreover it does not work with non-encrypted sites that do not use anti-leeching protection such as MixTurtle, Songza, etc (I guess since the program wanted top prove a point, there was no point to prove there.

     

    Visit: Freezer (no longer exist)

     

     

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