i-drive.com’s new “sideloading” feature, available from MP3.com (MPPP), makes it easier for visitors to collect and manage MP3s. MP3.com visitors can gather, store and arrange MP3s in private Web-based folders. Storing MP3s on the Web through sideloading, rather than on a hard drive,
greatly enhances the usability of large MP3 files for the majority of Web users.
incorporating i-drive’s powerful sideloading feature, MP3.com is now able to
provide artists and consumers with a fun and secure way to store and manage
digital music on the Internet,” said Michael Robertson, MP3.com’s chairman and CEO.
Starting today, MP3.com visitors will see a “Save to my i-drive” link below
every downloadable MP3 file, which allows users to collect multiple MP3s in
only seconds. If the visitor does not have an i-drive account, they will be
able to register in minutes from MP3.com.
Once the files are in the i-drive
account, visitors can utilize i-drive’s Sync tool to download the files at a
more convenient time. Once their play list has been downloaded to the
desktop, users can also arrange the files into multiple subfolders to create
As a bonus, visitors creating an i-drive account from MP3.com receive 50 MB
of storage, which is twice the amount of a standard i-drive account. Users
with an existing i-drive will receive the bonus MP3.com-sponsored 25 MB
upgrade the first time they sideload an MP3.