File2hd: Auto check “I accept” box is a great tool for downloading media from various sites.

However, checking the “I have read and agree to the Terms of Service” box every time you want to use it is a real nuisance.

A solution to this is bookmarking the following link, which is the File2hd site loaded with the “I accept” box checked.

This one (long link).

I created it using the kick-ass frmget bookmarklet.


SeeqPod down?

Just days ago, I posted about playable music search engine, SeeqPod.

Since yesterday, however, I can’t access it. The main page opens fine, and so does the FAQ, blog, and so on. But the music search site gives me this:

Server Error
The following error occurred:

The server response could not be read because of an error. Contact your system administrator.
Please contact the administrator.

Anyone else with the same problem?

Edit: I just realized the iPhone version of SeeqPod works fine still.

Wanted: Greasemonkey script for SeeqPod

I didn’t even blog about SeeqPod yet, but it’s now my main source of streaming and downloading free music from the Interweb. Using SeeqPod, you don’t have to bother with lengthy conversions, all the Google hacks out there to find MP3s in directories, or, hell, even Hype Machine.

SeeqPod automates googling for MP3s, stream the songs in the browser, and even let’s you create playlists. It’s basically the same idea as fine British humour site B3ta’s Music Search Plus, but way niftier. I guess it’s a matter of time before it’s taken down, but there seems to be a committed company/team behind it.

The only problem is that SeeqPod won’t let you download tracks directly from their main interface (you’d have to type the URL in word-by-word, provided you see the full address). Using the SeeqPod API, there’s already a number of desktop apps out to do the job. Get one version here, and a Java version here.

Also, someone came up with a way to download tracks, using the iPhone version of the site.

What’s still missing, as pointed out on Lifehacker, is a Greasemonkey script for us Firefox users. I guess this is a tough one given the fact that SeeqPod is based on Flash (?), but c’mon — should it not be possible by linking searches to the iPhone version’s full URLs? Any ideas? There is one for Hype Machine, although I couldn’t get it to work. Perhaps one could be built based on ideas described here, but I’m not clever enough to figure it out myself.

And while we’re at it, how about a function for getting playlist URLs without having to send them in an email first? And it’d be awesome if SeeqPod, like Hype Machine, would start caching songs from sites such as Zshare. They already do from hosting site Fileden.

The only thing I use Google for nowadays in terms of downloads is full albums.