The Amazon MP3 Downloader is software you'll use along with the Amazon MP3 Store and Amazon Cloud Player to manage your music.
The Downloader is a piece of software that streamlines the process of downloading by enabling you to download entire albums or playlists and automatically import them into iTunes or Windows Media Player.
Installing (set OS to Windows XP)
Running (after adding a gdiplus.dll)
What does not
Opening any menu causes a crash
What was not tested
Anything more than just installing and running
I've seen that some users have been able to download the .amz file and run the application from the command line, passing in the file, and it will at least download your music. I was unable to test this because I didn't have anything I wanted to buy. That might make it Bronze instead of Garbage.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint Debian||Nov 24 2012||1.5.13||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 15 x86||Jun 17 2011||1.3.21||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 20 2011||1.3.14||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 12 x86_64||May 01 2010||1.1.38||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 30 2008||1.1.11||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
Make sure you operate on a cleaÂn WINEPREFIX (~/.wine)!
Prerequisite installation by using 'winetricks' script
Winetricks will take care of all needed installation prerequisites and work around some problems.
Run the app installer:
ÂRun the application with the .amz file as first argument to start downloading:
/home/<your_username>/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Amazon/MP3 DownloaderÂ
$ wine AmazonMP3Downloader.exe foo.amzÂ
Bad programming practice/error handling. The application tries to add the downloaded file to the media library by default using "Windows Media Player" without any error checking.
You can disable this behaviour in application settings -> "do nothing".
Alternatively, installing Windows Media Player also works around:
$ winetricks -q wmp9