It would have happened many a times with you that while making a collection of songs you must have wasted around 4 to 5 hrs continuously sitting on your system. For each genre of song you must have opened a separate window and then search for that song because if one site contains rock type songs then it will be difficult to find classics on them and thus you will to shift to another site which has good collection of classics. But I would like to introduce you to a tool which can make you meet your song requirements at a single place named as Shoutcast Playlist Download.
Now you must be wondering that how can it happen, this tool reads the data from shoutcast website and then allows you to download the playlist of songs on the basis of their genre. This tool has divided the collection of songs into 301 different categories. All you need to do is just download the playlist with the help of that tool and then play in the following players like: – Xbox Media Center, MPlayer or WiiMC.
This tool does not download the complete song but it downloads the playlist of all the songs available in that genre. The format of that playlist can be .pls or .plx as selected by the user. These formats are the latest version of formats. As compared to M3U, they contain the information regarding the title and the length of the song.
The application window of that tool will appear as shown in snashot. In the very first step you will have to mark the genre of songs in the list present on the right hand side of the application window. Then you are supposed to select the format of the playlist, you can select any one of the two mentioned above keeping in mind that your music player should support that format. As I already mentioned it will not completely download the files but it will just extract the playlist of those files, the playlist will be saved in side a folder, which will have a name of the genre of those songs.
The list of the songs will be inside that folder. When you will play them, your player will buffer those songs from internet and then it will play for you. Thus you can get all the songs in this way.
The tool is compatible with all the version of Windows as it has been checked on Windows XP and Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate edition.