Amazon MP3 Downloader

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.

    Application Details:

    Version: 1.0.x
    License: Free to use
    Votes: 0
    Latest Rating: Bronze
    Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.13

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    Test Results

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    What works

    Does not work at all for me, either with direct program execution or trying to open the .amz file with the command line.  I can get the program to start but it crashes shortly after.  This is tested with 64 bit Ubuntu V8.10.  

    What does not

    Does not work at all for me, either with direct program execution or trying to open the .amz file with the command line.  I can get the program to start but it crashes shortly after.  


    What was not tested

    the latest version of the windows downloader tested with 64 bit Ubuntu V8.10 and latest version of Wine (as of 12/30/08) 

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    Additional Comments

    not ready for prime time. Unfortunate because Amazon has some killer MP3 deals. You can still download 1 song at a time but this is a pain. They have a 32 bit Ubuntu downloader now too.

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    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    ShowLinux Mint DebianNov 24 20121.5.13Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
    ShowFedora 15 x86Jun 17 20111.3.21Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
    ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 20 20111.3.14Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
    ShowFedora 12 x86_64May 01 20101.1.38Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
    CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20081.1.11Yes Yes NoGarbagean anonymous user 

    Known Bugs

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    HowTo / Notes

    Amazon MP3 Downloader installation

    Make sure you operate on a clea­n 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:

    $ wine AmazonMP3DownloaderInstall.exe
    Running the application (downloading mp3 from .amz content)

    ­Run the application with the .amz file as first argument to start downloading:

    $ pwd­
    /home/<your_username>/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Amazon/MP3 Downloader­

    $ wine AmazonMP3Downloader.exe foo.amz­

    Amazon MP3 Downloader crashes after file download (Windows Media Player missing)

    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

    Native Linux Alternative

    Since March 2008 respectively December 2009 there exist the free alternative downloaders clamz and pymazon for Linux.


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