Music that strengthens, uplifts and inspires is an ingredient of every general conference session. A medley of unique performances pepper each conference, inviting the Spirit and opening our hearts to hear words of counsel.
Powerful musical performances presented in general conference are available to the public at no cost. Beginning with the fall conference session of 2008, addresses and musical performances are offered as free downloads on lds.org.
Here are the steps to create a general conference music playlist:
• Acquire the file
Browser: Google Chrome
Go to a specific general conference page on lds.org that includes the list of talks and click the words “All Music” in the left-hand column. Once the music titles are displayed, click on the download icon on the far right of the song you would like to download. The download will automatically begin. Right click the download notice to open the file or the file location.
Browser: Internet Explorer
Go to a specific general conference page on lds.org that includes the list of talks and click the words “All Music” in the left-hand column. The music is displayed with the conference talks, click on the download icon on the far right of the song you would like to download. A download notice will ask if you would like to open or save the file. Choose “Save As ” to save the file and choose the file download location.The download will automatically begin. When the download is complete the download notice will give you the option to open the file or open the file folder.
• Create the playlist
Windows Media Player
On your computer, open Windows Media Player. On the left side of the screen, click “Create Playlist” and name the list. Click “File” in the top, left-hand corner of the screen. This will open a menu. Click “Open.” In the Open screen, find the location of the MP3 song file on your computer. Select the file and click “Open.” On the left side of the screen, select “Now Playing.” Holding down the left click button, drag and drop the title into the playlist you have created. Repeat the process for each song you want in your play list.
Open iTunes on your computer. In the top-left corner of the screen, click “File.” Click “New Playlist.” Name the playlist. Once again, click “File” then “Add File to Library.” In the “Add File to Library” screen, locate the MP3 file on your computer. Click “Open.” On the left-hand side of the screen under “Library,” select “Music.” Use the search box in the top, right-hand side of the screen and search for the title of the MP3 file you added. Once you locate the song, drag and drop the title into the new playlist.
Sheryl C.S. Johnson blogs at sherylcsjohnson.blogspot.com.