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The music download arena has changed drastically over the last few years, with old favorites like LimeWire disappearing and new pretenders like MP3 Rocket appearing on the scene. When you're used to one app and are forced to change to another, it's natural to be wary and want to know what you're getting into before you make the jump. If you're considering using MP3 Rocket, read on. We'll answer all your questions for you!

How do I use MP3 Rocket?

If you've used other similar programs, you won't have a problem. Use the Search window to look for the music you want, or the Discovery tab to browse for new music. When you see the right song, hit the Download MP3/video button in the bottom window. Once the song is downloading, you'll see details about it appear in a new window. Although these download stats aren't essential, it's worth getting to know what the numbers mean if you use MP3 Rocket on a regular basis.

Is MP3 Rocket safe?

Well, that's a difficult question! As an application, MP3 Rocket is safe, in that if you download it from a reputable source (like Softonic!), the file won't contain any viruses or malware. The problem arises in what MP3 Rocket is designed to do - download files from the internet. It could turn out that the innocent looking song you downloaded turns out to have something very nasty lurking inside it. The best way to avoid MP3 Rocket danger? Always download files from sources you know, and always make sure you have a decent anti-virus installed, up-to-date and enabled on your PC.

How do I upload MP3 Rocket songs to my iPod?

To do this, you'll need to use iTunes. You upload MP3 Rocket songs like any others - in other words, tell MP3 Rocket to save your songs to the same place. When you have a selection, open iTunes and drag and drop your songs into the program. It's worth making sure the songs' metadata is correct - having the right artist, song name and album name will keep things much cleaner on your iPod!

Have you any other questions or worries about MP3 Rocket? Any tutorials about it you'd like to see, or a rundown of alternatives? Let us know below!

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  • mac mccarty |
    20/11/12
    mac mccarty

    I downloaded mp3 rocket but lists are all messed up the song says one thing but it is another and quality is poor

  • Anna |
    02/02/13
    Anna

    I cant preview any songs before downloading

  • nath |
    25/03/13
    nath

    Is that normal that when I'm downloading, it shows, for example: 25Mb and once the download is done, it shows 7Mb??? Does it mean that i'm downloading a bigger file, which is converted to a mp3 files? ( like .avi to .mp3??)

  • Robert |
    04/04/13
    Robert

    MP3 Rocket used to work excellent on my Windows XP Pro, Vista, Windows 7, now I have Windows 8 and it freezes and won't let you close it's window. And Nath that is normal! More people could be downloading the song you are which takes away bandwidth. It will also vary depending on internet traffic.

  • carlaw |
    13/04/13
    carlaw

    I had this. Loved it. But with PC problems I had to do a system restore and it was removed. Now I am unable to set up my download folder. I keep getting an error message. I simply cannot create a new folder. 'Unable to use this location' Even did a complete uninstall but still get this error. I don't want it going in my C:drive.

  • ian. |
    03/05/13
    ian.

    i have the free mp3 rocket, version 636,how do i download music video? can download songs o.k but no success in downloading 'music video. thanks.

  • Stephany |
    20/06/13
    Stephany

    My best friend has this. and it works fine (: but ... im scared to download it cx o;

  • k |
    27/06/13
    k

    when i go to download a song it pops up with a box that says "You are using an outdated browser, which YouTube no longer supports. Since some features on YouTube may not work, you are viewing a lightweight version of the video page." what do i do?

  • Wallace 6/28/13 |
    29/06/13
    Wallace 6/28/13

    I purchased a licenses for a lifetime membership for MP3 rocket and installed it on my IMac running the snow leopard OS .For some reason Apple quit supporting the Java version that allowed MP3 Rocket to operate on my mac . Would someone please tell me how to transfer it to a PC and retain my lifetime membership.

  • grasmere2000 |
    29/06/13
    grasmere2000

    when i go to download a song it pops up with a box that says "You are using an outdated browser, which YouTube no longer supports. Since some features on YouTube may not work, you are viewing a lightweight version of the video page." what do i do?

  • Rebecca |
    01/07/13
    Rebecca

    mine is also doing this - when i go to download a song it pops up with a box that says "You are using an outdated browser, which YouTube no longer supports. Since some features on YouTube may not work, you are viewing a lightweight version of the video page." what do i do? does anyone have the solution to this?

  • jojo |
    11/07/13
    jojo

    I had an older version of Rocket, and it worked great. Somehow got the newer "You tube converter" version,a nd it sucks! Basically can not simply download "songs." Always goes to you tube, and yes, I am also getting the stupid "browser outdated" bullcrap! MP3 Rocket is DEAD.

  • bluegirl_68 |
    14/07/13
    bluegirl_68

    Same problem as above. Outdated browser. Using lastest version of Chrome.

  • |
    17/07/13

    when i go to download a song it pops up with a box that says "You are using an outdated browser, which YouTube no longer supports. Since some features on YouTube may not work, you are viewing a lightweight version of the video page." what do i do? does anyone have the solution to this? >:(

  • Zelly |
    20/07/13
    Zelly

    I had the same issues as everyone else with the outdated version so I searched for the old versions and 2.3.8.2 worked just fine for me. Link is above.

  • kkovalek |
    07/08/13
    kkovalek

    The outdated browser issue can be solved by installed IE 8, since that's the browser mp3 rocket uses. It doesn't matter if you use another browser, MP3 Rocket uses IE.

  • Wellington Pike |
    08/09/13
    Wellington Pike

    how can i use mp3 rocket since i'm a blind person. in fact, i find mp3 rocket very inaccessible to me and other blind people.

  • Wellington Pike |
    08/09/13
    Wellington Pike

    I would also want to know whether there are any keystrokes that i can use to operate mp3 rocket?

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