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Like most 'LINKS' pages on the web, there will, no doubt,
be more and more dead links on this page over time.
It may be years at a time before I return to this page to
remove dead links and replace some links with better links.
In the meantime, try 'WEB SEARCH' links provided on this page.

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You can use an option like a 'Find in This Page ...' option of your web browser to find keywords on this page, such as

'mp3'   OR   'player'   OR   'download'.

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  • Sound Cloud - at

    (This used to be a great site at which to listen to and download quite good experimental and non-commercial music from musicians who were exposing their musicianship to the world. HOWEVER, around 2013, SoundCloud (see this Wikipedia description) went through some horrible transformation typical of web sites that try to 'monetize' the heck out of their sites.

    The new 'possessed' minds have ruined the site. They now require registration of your email address (private information opening you up to junk mail and worse) and have ruined the great programming of the web pages there. The formerly nicely organized site now seems to be a barely functional mess. And they seem to be resorting to various Javascript shenanigans, such as gaining control of the Reload button of your web browser.

    I would now recommend using other sites, below, which offer 'public domain' music, often under a Creative Commons license. At these sites, you can more easily, and safely, listen to music and download tracks that you like.)

  • AudioFarm Audio Sharing - at
    (an interface to selected SoundCloud tracks??)

    ( music in about 30 categories ; "music that might otherwise go unheard" )

  • AudioNautix - at
    (free music, about 30 genres, created by Jason Shaw ; Creative Commons ; good quality)

  • Netlabels - at
    (Free music/audio downloads and streaming from 'the Internet Archive'.
    Try a category like 'rock' on the right side of the page.)

  • Public Domain 4U - at free-music-listings
    ( public domain music ; in about 40 'Genres' ; lots of pre-1940's )

  • Ektoplazm - at
    (Free music portal ; mp3, flac, and wav downloads ; mostly electronic/techno)

  • Public Domain Royalty-Free Music - at
    (many genres such as 'Rock & Blues Guitar' and 'Funk & Jazz' ; a one-time fee ; nice quality music tracks have randomly-timed voice-over-dubs )

  • FMA (Free Music Archive) - at
    ( click on down-arrows to play or download ; lots of mediocre stuff )

  • Free Creative Commons Music Downloads - at music/+free-music-downloads/ creative+commons
    ( click on down-arrows to play or download ; lots of mediocre stuff )

  • Free Music Public Domain - at royalty-free-progressive-rock-music/
    (various genres, including 'progressive-rock')

  • Incompetech Royalty Free Music - at royalty-free/
    ( click on download 'button' to play or download )

  • SoundClick Free MP3 music downloads - at
    (select from about 17 music genres at bottom of main page ; mostly for purchase)

  • BumpFoot (Japan) - at artists.html
    (mostly DJ mixes ; free downloads ; for non-commercial use, with attribution)

  • CC Trax - at
    (Creative Commons Music ; lots of electronica, techno, and jazz ; can click on Download button of a track to play)

  • - at
    (Free Beats and Loops for Music Production, without registration ; guitar, piano, bass, drums, etc.)

  • DL-Sounds - at
    (royalty-free music tracks and 'loops')

  • JewelBeat - at free/ free-background-music.htm
    (free background music tracks)

  • Purple Planet Royalty Free Music - at
    (Chris Martyn and Geoff Harvey work out of Manchester and Leeds, England. Geoff and Chris compose, perform, record, produce and mix all Purple Planet material. Playback via SoundCloud?)

  • Free Music Downloads - at music/ free-downloads

  • - Free Techno Indie Downloads - at
    (About 24 songs in Sping,Winter,Fall,Summer groups, 2013-2015 ; To download, click on down-arrow to right of song title.)

  • playlists - at
    ( See 'archive' link at bottom of page. 2012-2013 archives of mp3 files. Right-click on a playlist song name to download the mp3 file.)

  • Sound Effects files - at browse/ tags/

  • Tony Phillips' Bird Songs - at
    (click on 'Playlist' to play about 10 different bird songs.
    See other sound/music collections at

  • Public Domain Animal Sounds - at soundfx/ PDsoundfx/ animal1.shtml
    (and other sounds, such as 'computer sounds', 'gross sounds', and 'warfare sounds')

MUSIC - STREAMING sites & pages

( internet radio, webcasts)

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It seems that 'web directories' are dying out. Google and Yahoo closed theirs down around 2014. Then around 2017, the directory from which the Google and Yahoo web-directories were spawned --- the DMOZ "Open Directory Project" closed down.

It seems that it is just not feasible for a team of people to keep up with all the sites that are going dead and the new sites that appear.

About a year after the site closed down, it appears that a new web-directory site --- --- arose from the ashes of ''. It remains to be seen how long that web-directory lasts.

Following are a few links related to 'web directory' sites.

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Page history:

Page was created 05 May 2006.

Page was changed 2010 Aug 09.

Page was changed 2015 Jun 15.
(Removed dead links to the old Google and Yahoo 'web-directories'. Removed some dead links. Added some links.)

Page was changed 2016 Jan 12.
(Updated the description of SoundCloud.)

Page was changed 2018 Sep 04.
(Added css and javascript to try to handle text-size for smartphones, esp. in portrait orientation. Replaced dead '' 'web-directory' link with ''.)

Page was changed 2021 Feb 19.
(Specified the width of images in proportion to the width of the browser window. Some minor re-formatting.)


The following text is from a web page (blog) at

as it appeared on 3jan2006.

This page is no longer at --- and Google changed their 'web scraping' or 'database search algorithms' around 2009, so that Google does not reveal many media files, such as mp3 files, in web site directories, anymore. So much of the following is out of date.

Blog Post dated August 30, 2005 at :


Voyeur Heaven: finding interesting video, sound and image files in unprotected directories

This [the following] text was on a Wordpress blog entitled - it's definitely worth checking out and bookmarking. I [] have reprinted the article below, just in case their site goes down as it really is wonderfully useful.


We've all got a little voyeurism in us. That's why the recent article, Clearing Google Search History to Maintain Your Privacy

( at )

sent my visitor counts off the charts :) .

In this article, I'm going to show you how to create search queries that will list the contents of unprotected directories on the internet. You'll be able to play the music files, watch the videos, look at photos and more. I have to say, it's really addicting.

First of all, I want to say that I got the idea for this from reading this article

( )

and this article

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( ).

It's similar but I've improved on it a bit to make it more accurate so you don't have to wade through so many unrelated search listings.

First of all, what's an unprotected web directory? It's one that does not have an "index" file created for it --- index.htm, index.html, index.php or some other more rarely used file types. If you try to access a non-password controlled directory that does not have an index file, the system will build a listing of files that are within the directory. If you get that, you can then click on the files and run them with a viewer or player or even download them.

I have to say I have not had this much fun with Google for a while! It's just plain crazy seeing what people have stashed away in their web sites. (Please, don't steal copyrighted music. I'm really against that. You can buy it for a buck a song anyway.) I think the absolute most fun you can have with this is to watch the movies you run across. I watched a hilarious British TV commercial, some interesting home videos, and some, well, you know, very interesting other types of videos.

So let's get to the nitty gritty details. We need to construct a Google search query that searches for and recognizes these system built directory pages.


The words "Index of /" are common to these pages, and they end up in the "title" of the page. Unfortunately, Google sees the slash is a "stop word" so we cannot search for that. But, the problem is that without the slash there are all sorts of other pages that have the words "Index of" that are regular web pages. So, we need to find something else that is common. Within the page there are the headings of "name," "last modified," "size" and "description," followed by the word "Parent Directory." The combination of these words in the page body, and the "Index of" in the title should provide a pretty clean search, especially when we use the -inurl operator to exclude regular web pages that might have the same wording in them. (If all this has you confused, please read the Google Tutor Google Search Manual while referencing the sample queries below.)

So, for starters here is a query that will give you a search results page of unprotected directories:

    -inurl(html|htm|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size

But, this is kind of boring. Too many unknown program files, text files, web pages etc. Let's narrow it down. You can narrow it down by looking for something in the name of a file in the list, or by the file type, or both.

For example, this query tries to find any types of files about Jennifer Lopez. Within the directories I found music, image and movie files.

    -inurl(html|htm|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +"jennifer lopez"

Let's say that we wanted to find any movie files in WMV or AVI format:

    -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wmv|avi)

Or audio files in WMA or MP3 format:

    -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wma|mp3)

Or images in JPG or GIF format:

    -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(jpg|gif)

You can get more specific by specifying both the file types and a search word to hopefully find in the name. For example, the following will attempt to find the infamous Paris Hilton video tape:

    -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wmv|avi) "paris hilton"

Or, you can even take a guess at the file name someone might call it:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +("paris_hilton.wmv"|"paris_hilton.avi")

So there you go. You can combine various search terms and experiment with this. As you've seen, this is not an exact science. The directory pages you bring up may have many or even all files which are unrelated to what you are looking for. But, it does make some good hits very often.

I find the most fun searching for movies with an interesting or provocative search term and seeing what comes up. The samples in this article are rather safe and boring, but I'm sure you all have some good ideas of what to try and search for. Do me a favor and post a comment with some interesting queries you've had success with, or crazy files that you've found (as long as nothing private is given out).



Here are examples similar to those above, but on one line,
for easy pasting into a Google search engine entry field.

(Some of this syntax is not recognized by other search engines,
but similar queries may work with other web searchers.)

Here is an example of how to look for FOUR different AUDIO file types:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(mp3|wma|wav|ogg) +(beatles|lennon)

If you get stuck trying to remember some music to look for,
click here for a list of names of musicians and bands ---
to jog your memory.

Here is an example of how to look for FIVE different MOVIE file types:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(mpg|mpeg|wmv|avi|mov) +(paris|hilton)

Here is an example of how to look for FIVE different STILL PICTURE file types:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(jpg|jpeg|gif|png|tif) +castles +france