Saturday, February 6, 2010

How to use Baidu (step-by-step guide to downloading a song)

After looking around in a few forums, I realised that there are many people who aren't very sure of how to download songs for Baidu either because their Chinese isn't good enough or they don't understand Chinese at all. Well, here's a step-by-step demonstration to guide you along! Btw, for those who aren't in the know, Baidu is something like the Chinese form of Google, and it also lets you download songs for free! Click on images to enlarge.

1. Go to

2. To download a song, click on the "MP3" option above the search bar. You can type in english words, eg. "lady gaga", or chinese phonetic alphabets, eg. "zhou jie lun". Search suggestions will come out. Search wichever one applies.

3. The search results will come out. Click on the song you want to download.

4. A window will pop up with a few links (don't worry if there's only one link!).

4. Right-click on any link and save the link by clicking on "save target as".

5. The file will start downloading. It won't take a long time, I've yet to wait more than a minute for one song.

6. Specify where you want the song saved.

DONE! : )
That was my first ever how-to guide, so please excuse an irregularities, eg. some of the screenshots are in the middle and some are on the left. If you have any feedback or still have problems, please enquire! I'm looking into providing guides for English speakers on how to use Chinese/ Japanese websites, so suggestions are welcome!

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