Friday, February 26, 2010

Legitimate Free Chinese Music Downloads!

So a few years ago while in Hong Kong I discovered a website called http://www.top100.cn/ this place is amazing!!

With this site you can download unlimited amounts of Chinese and other popular music for free... legally! No way right? Yes way son! However there is a catch, the site only allows ip-address from china to actually download and listen to the music. What if you are not in china but want to use this wonderful resource? Just use a proxy that is based in china!
It may be troublesome to find a good proxy that is in china since a lot of the Chinese actually want proxies outside of china to bypass government censorship...but don't lose hope there are still proxies in china that we can use :)

What you have to do:
(I recommend doing all this with firefox because it is easy to turn the proxy on and off)
Get latest version of firefox here: download
  1. Find a China based http proxy - http://www.xroxy.com/proxy-country-CN.htm
  2. Configure your browser (see below).
  3. Navigate to http://www.top100.cn/
  4. Download away!
Configuring your browser to use the http proxy (assuming firefox):
  1. Tools>Options>Advanced>Network tab
  2. Under connection choose "Settings"
  3. Choose "Manual Proxy Configuration"
  4. In the http box paste/type in the proxy ip you want to use
  5. In the port box enter the proxy's port.
  6. Press "OK"
  7. Done :)
Now when you choose to download some music at top100.cn the site will think that your accessing the site in the country of china.

Have fun!

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