Wasiq Shahrukh Wasiq Shahrukh - 5 months ago 30
PHP Question

How to download an mp3 file from remote url?

I am redirecting my website to a url where only an mp3 file is streaming and I want that file to be downloaded to local computer.
how can i do that?

I have already searched google and stacksoverflow but the solutions didn't worked for me
I couldn't find solution for my specific problem.

Answer

Use CURL to download, then you can use file_get_contents to save file on server, or you can use some headers to force download the file.

$ch = curl_init('http://url-to-file.com/audio.mp3');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_NOBODY, 0);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 5);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 1);
$output = curl_exec($ch);
$status = curl_getinfo($ch, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
curl_close($ch);
if ($status == 200) {
    file_put_contents(dirname(__FILE__) . '/audio.mp3', $output);
}

Download to browser:

$ch = curl_init('http://url-to-file.com/audio.mp3');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_NOBODY, 0);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 5);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 1);
$output = curl_exec($ch);
$status = curl_getinfo($ch, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
curl_close($ch);
if ($status == 200) {
    header("Content-type: application/octet-stream"); 
    header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=audio.mp3"); 
    echo $output;
    die();
}
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