As of 2015, free sound effects are available online at, and All three websites offer royalty-free downloads, some of which require attribution and some that are in the p... More » Hobbies & Games Playing Music

Free bird sounds are available for download on and offers thousands of free sound effects and clips that are copyright-free, and it features a wide variety of bird sounds, ... More » Pets & Animals Birds

Downlowd compilations of Windows XP system sounds from YouTube. Audio from the Windows XP startup sequence, setup guide and media player is also available. YouTube videos are available as audio files through services suc... More » Technology Software
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