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Quantum Breaks
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Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:47 pm

hi folks,
not sure if i am posting this in the right place but here goes. i am trying to set up a free download of my track on my FB page using the 'Like To Download' app. i have ran into a problem. it doesnt give u an option to just upload a file directly. it wants a URL so i uploaded my track to sendspace and pasted the URL for it into the app on FB but when u click it to DL the track it just takes u to sendspace. this is not wot i want. i want it to be so that u click the link on my FB page and the track starts DLing directly. does anyone know if there is a way to do this using this app? or should i be using a different app? if so wot is this app? its probly some stupidly simple thing that i am missing as usual but it is bugging the hell out of me. i cannot find any tutorials for this app online and thought maybe someone here has used it? cheers!


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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Maxxan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:09 pm

Instead of linking it the URL of the page that says click to download on sendspace (the one in the top of your browser) you send it the direct link to the file. So right click the 'press here to download'-link on the page and then properties or whatever and it should show the link of the file, something like http://www.sendspace.com/1257asdf12/mysong.mp3, ending with the filename extension. Link that on Facebook and it should work (Theoretically, at least, I haven't tried it).

Edit: Also don't use wot instead of what :u:
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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:28 pm

ah right ok i'll give that a try. thanks for your reply. 'what' a nice guy you are ;)

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:44 pm

thanks Maxxan that worked. i knew it would be something simple. you can now download my track here if you're interested: http://on.fb.me/T95bsF






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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Maxxan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:01 pm

No worries mate, and 'what' really looks a lot better. Doesn't feel like I'm explaining stuff to a 12 year old anymore haha. Cheers!

Not gonna like you on facebook though, you should have linked the direct download and maybe you would have gotten a few listens haha. Tactical error bruv :Q:
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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:20 pm

haha ok mate that's sound. I think you'll find the FB like to download thingy is a 'tactical error' a lot of people are making these days to great effect. FB likes are important unfortunately. But that's perhaps a debate for another time and place. Thanks for your help anyway though. Ta ta for now.

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by wub » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:24 pm

Quantum Breaks wrote:FB likes are important
How do you figure that?


Also, people are still likely to press Like, get your link ( http://www.sendspace.com/file/23b093 ) then click Unlike.

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by OfficialDAPT » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:38 pm

wub wrote:Also, people are still likely to press Like, get your link ( http://www.sendspace.com/file/23b093 ) then click Unlike.
Works every time :)
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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by wub » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:42 pm

End result is still the same though, tune has been distributed.

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:03 pm

well wub my basic way of thinking with the FB likes thing is (and i know it's pie in the sky dreaming) that when it comes to getting bookings to play out and when people in positions of authority in the music industry are looking at new talent unfortunately if you have a decent following on FB they use that to guage wether or not you're worth booking. This is of course just what i have been told and may be wrong but in the superficial world we are living in it makes sense to me. I don't like the idea of being noticed on a 'quantity not quality' basic but i have been led to believe that this is the case. As for the follow-download-unfollow scenario the same could be said for a lot of situations in social networking. Or a real world comparison would be joining a free trial for some shop or something, getting some benefits from the trial and then opting out. This kind of stuff happens all the time. The whole point in the system is that if people like what you're offering they will hopefully want updates on whatever is next and stay locked in to whatever medium you're using. But hey perhaps these are just the ramblings of a poor naive fool. I'd like to think there is at least a bit of logic in my ramblings though lol.

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:05 pm

oh and btw wub thanks for liking my FB page lol.... Unless you have already unliked it..... in which case shame on you! :)

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by wub » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:18 pm

Quantum Breaks wrote:when it comes to getting bookings to play out and when people in positions of authority in the music industry are looking at new talent unfortunately if you have a decent following on FB they use that to guage wether or not you're worth booking.
God forbid people should book you based on talent :roll:

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:53 pm

lol like i said the above opinions r not my own. just what i have been told when lookin for tips. don't shoot the messenger

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:08 pm

*sigh* and going back to the original point of this thread... turns out that didn't work... its still just redirecting to sendspace so i am none the wiser on my original query :( which is strange coz when i tested it the first time it did work grrr

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Josh Starz » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:17 pm

Quantum Breaks wrote:*sigh* and going back to the original point of this thread... turns out that didn't work... its still just redirecting to sendspace so i am none the wiser on my original query :( which is strange coz when i tested it the first time it did work grrr
Just upload to soundcloud privately and use the direct mp3 link..

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:19 pm

ok josh thanks i'll try that

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:39 pm

well i know this must be gettin a bit tedious but that didnt work either. it did when i tested it but as soon as i was not logged into SC it came up with the 'oops we couldn't find that track' message.

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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Maxxan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:12 pm

You have to use the secret link to the right of the screen on the private track man, the other one only works for you since its your track...
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Re: Facebook 'Like To Download' app

Post by Quantum Breaks » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:12 pm

nah that still just takes you to the DL page rather than directly DLing it. i know there is a way of doing it though i have DLed tracks from other FB pages this way before.

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