AlltheWeb Audio

In 2003 AlltheWeb's MP3 Search was renamed Audio Search. The audio search was offered until 2008. The audio search of FAST was used, which could also be purchased from other providers. Just like in the previous MP3 search, the user could search for artists' or bands' names or song titles.

Search results are sorted by source reliability. For each search result, the reliability, title, size and date of each search result are displayed. It also displays results that are folders or directories of files on a computer. Clicking the folder icon displays the contents of that directory. The title is the file name of the audio file. The date indicates when the file was last changed. Different results were displayed on the same request to avoid overloading the offering servers.

Language Multilingual

Launched 2003
Closed 2008

Developer Fast Search & Transfer (FAST)

Country of Origin Norway

2003 - 2004 Overture
2004 - 2008 Yahoo Inc

Topic Music, Sound & Video Search engine

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Robot/Crawler based, algorithmic search
MP3 file search

Used SeEn Alltheweb (FAST) MP3 search / Audio search

Robot: FAST-WebCrawler/3.x Multimedia (Source)

Robot: Yahoo-MMCrawler/3.x (Source)

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

FAST (2003): »AlltheWeb indexes billions of web pages, hundreds of millions of multimedia, Audio and FTP files, as well as tens of millions of PDF and MS Word® files.« Source


»AlltheWeb took its name from the original mission of its creator, FAST Search and Transfer of Norway -- to provide the most comprehensive index of the world wide web.« Source

Critical points

Features & Functionality


See also Alltheweb Source

References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN):
Wikipedia (Others):

Other Sources

Audio Search URL:

Created: 2019-11-03