Mixtape Guide

Last Updated On Thursday, April 13th, 2023
This quick mixtape guide will give you more insight into streaming and downloading mixtapes from our website. While streaming audio is pretty straight forward, downloading involves a few extra steps that can help in the long run.

Streaming vs. Downloading

Streaming allows you to listen to the MP3 files without storing the files on your computers hard drive. Downloading allows you to make a copy of the MP3 files to store on your computer. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Streaming is good if you don't have a lot of hard drive space but the drawback is that you need to be online. Downloading is the opposite, you can listen to the downloaded files offline but you need a good amount of hard drive space to store the files.

Users vs. Members

Street Beatz Entertainment is an online music service that is heavily dependent on it's membership. We provide a second preview of each track stream, and download, to non-members (users) to save resources. Registering for a free basic account will activate full mixtape streaming, and downloading, with a few limitations. Upgrading to a vip account removes all limitations. Both the basic and vip memberships give you unlimited streaming and downloading.

To register for a free membership > Register Here

Download Requirements

In order to download the digital mixtapes you will need a 3rd party archive (zip file) manager to unzip the files. Most operating systems include one natively, but if your computer has trouble recognizing zip files you will need to download one.

We recommend 7zip - Download Here It's Free!

Pro 7zip Tip
A) Open 7zip and go to the settings.
B) Click on Tools > Options in the top menu.
C) In 7zip tab, uncheck all but "Extract files..." & "Extract Here"

Now right click on a zip file and go to 7zip > Extract Here. If you would like to select where to extract the files use Extract files...

Mp3 Player Requirements

To play the mixtape (Mp3) files on your computer you will need a 3rd party multi-media player. Again, most operating systems include one natively but if your computer has trouble recognizing Mp3 files you will need to download a 3rd party multi-media player that supports Mp3. Get one that allows you too organize and keep a library of your collection.

We recommend MusicBee - Download Here It's Free!

Pro MusicBee Tip
A) Launch MusicBee and click the top left corner menu.
B) Click on Edit preferences > Library
C) Within those settings click Choose folders...
D) Select the folder that will store all your mixtapes.

Streaming Mixtapes

Streaming mixtapes are simple enough, you can choose to stream the entire mixtape or you can select tracks individually. To Stream a full mixtape click on the Preview/Stream button on the left side of each mixtape cover. To stream a single track, click the Play icon ( ) next to the track you'd like to listen to.

Downloading Mixtapes

Downloading takes a few extra steps but it's not too complicated. To Download a full mixtape click on the Preview/Download button on the right side of each mixtape cover. To download a single track, click the Download icon ( ) next to the track you'd like to download. Here are the extra steps:

Mixtape Download
A) Save it to your downloads, not your mixtape folder.
B) Navigate to downloads and right click the mixtape file.
C) Select 7zip > Extract files... from the context menu.
D) Choose your mixtape folder and press ok to extract.

Track Downloads
A) Just save it to your mixtape folder.

Playing Your Mixtape Files

Launch MusicBee, if all goes as planned you should have an updated media player. Enjoy!