Update – Google Chrome HypeMachine Extension Alive and Well!

I’m still kicking

tl;dr; You can get the latest and greatest of the Chrome HypeMachine Download Extension on my Github Account.

I hope everyone hasn’t written me off as dead since the somewhat shutdown of MetaHypem. I’ve been trying to think of a new project and devoting to more time to my professional life (i.e. working at Amazon). I have however not forgotten about all of you and your insatiable desire for music.

I recently received a Pull-Request that detailed some changes I’ve been planning to make for quite a while! (props to landr0id). The changes outlined:

  1. changing to HypeMachine’s new private API (which I’ve detailed earlier)
  2. adding the new sexy HTML5 download attribute
  3. Downloaded songs are now named according to artist and title
  4. general performance improvements

What does this mean for you?

The extension is still alive and well. You can even now Left Click on the download arrow to kickoff the download. Goodbye confusing Save As… instructions!

22 Replies to “Update – Google Chrome HypeMachine Extension Alive and Well!”

    1. Thanks tyler!
      If you’re any good at graphic design or CSS let me know! I’m looking for contributors for that so that I can potentially re-launch it on Google Chrome Store. (I’ll need to remove HypeMachine all affiliation such as pics)

      1. the website has been runinng really slow lately. it will take like 2 minutes to start downloading the song. clicking the download button does nothing but if i do the right click save link it works that way just have to wait a couple minutes

      2. The specialist that I would love to have an otunrtpoipy to work with is a Neonatologist. I think that it would be a blessing and a miracle to be able to work with little ones that have to rely on you during their first few weeks of life. Some infants may require extra attention and treatment for various reasons. Being able to show empathy and give support to the families during the process is essential. My daughter was six weeks premature and required extra treatment, so I can understand the feeling that parents have when they can’t leave the hospital with their little miracle. Being able to now be the one to give that support to the families and making them feel as comfortable as they can be knowing that their child is receiving the best care possible is really important to me. New parents may feel overwhelmed and may not know how to do certain things, so being able to assist in showing them how to care for their little one would be an amazing experience.The specialists that I would least want to work with would be an Emergency physician and a Proctologist. Working with an emergency physician, you would never know what you can encounter any given day. I feel that I can handle a lot with respect to blood or anything that could make a person queasy, but I don’t know how I would react if a patient came in with a severed limb or just anything that is extreme and out of the ordinary. As with a Proctologist, I don’t have an interest working with a specialist that deals with disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. With both of these specialties, it may be because neither are areas that I would explore. I’m sure with proper training you will be more knowledgeable and see the importance and necessity of having a specialist that can provide care for patients that depend on them to make them feel better.At the end of the day though, you have to love what you do no matter which area of interest you choose.

    1. I’ve actually been using HypeMachine a bit recently however it’s been largely di.fm, Soundcloud and buying individual songs from Beatport.
      I’ve started re-using HypeMachine now that I can search by tags though 🙂

  1. Thank you for this plug-in. It is making my life much easier.

    I do not much about coding and such, but is it possible to change the quality of the tracks downloaded from Hypem? The bit rate of the songs is 128kbps, which is pretty low.

    1. Here is some information I found:
      “Hype Machine caches copies of files available on blogs on their own server. It transcodes high bitrate files so sometimes the original files are available at a higher bitrate on the original blog (example: 128kbps via the download link but the original blog will have 256kbps versions)”

  2. I Just wanted to say thanks so much Farid for the Extension! I always wanted to put the music from HypeMachine on my Ipod for workouts and stuff and never thought I could!

    You don’t even know how long i waited for something this effective. And i thought grabpro was fast, this just simply trumps everything. I just went through 6 months in 20 mins.

    You the best!

  4. OMG! Why haven’t I found this sooner! Much love my man! The only thing I wish I can do is set up a different download location for this extension.

    1. Not necesarily true. Inside srucoes say Wayland Flowers actually didn’t die, he’s just gone undercover to control Fareed. And Chuck is being controlled by the same guy who used to jam his hand up Walter Cronkite’s dusty sphincter. Allegedly.

    2. There are probably a lot more of these diascnhented ex Muslims out there in the ‘umma’ than we fully realise. So how do we tap their sympathy so it can be used collectively. Hmmmm. Terry

    3. Since there is so many fields of sceeialtips that I have a choice of, I still really can’t choose one. So I am going base on my personal experiences. My original goal back in high school and maybe even before that, was to work in a Neonatal ICU! I had a brother that passed before he had his first birthday from heart complications, and that year I spent a lot of time at hospitals with my parents. My goal the first couple of years was to work with babies just like him. That was until I had my own children, I would of still loved to have worked in that career field but the heart ache I would most likely endure when one of those babies did not make it home. I could not have handled!On to more positive experiences, I have worked with the elderly and Geriatrics interests me very much. Being surrounded with people that have lived a fulfilled life is so much more rewarding. Even though at times it is the ending stages of their lives, and it is sad when someone does pass. It’s less of a heartache to know that most of the time they are ready to move on. They are still very dependent on you and when you are able to help them with their needs that’s the most rewarding of all, plus you form a special relationship with the patients and their families.

  5. This is fantastic, thank you very much!

    Some updates that would make this essentially perfect and I am sure everyone would love.

    1. Correct tagging (when copying the downloaded files to itunes the title and artist is not separated eg it appears like this “BANKS – WAITING GAME (Prod. By SOHN)” all under the “Name” tab in itunes.

    2. Higher bitrate downloads if possible.

    Other than that, thank you so much!

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  7. This is a godsend! Renaming the downloads using the download attr doesn’t seem to be working though – I always get stuck with the server side filename…

  8. Wow, you are truly a god. Nice work on this extension. I don’t want to even go into the complicated manner in which I was downloading them manually…

    I make a lot of playlists and I have the process pretty well automated with simple python scripts, but the worst part was always downloading it.

    Thank you so much!

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