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.
You can download albums from Amazon, which is all it does.
What does not
Numerous cosmetic problems. You have to use the right mouse button to select menu items (but still use the left to select menus).
What was not tested
It's not really flawless, due to cosmetic problems, but none of the other rating categories is accurate either. The bottom line is that you can (or at least I can) download mp3 albums from Amazon on a GNU/Linux system.
|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|
|Current||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 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:
Run the application with the .amz file as first argument to start downloading:
/home/<your_username>/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Amazon/MP3 Downloader
$ wine AmazonMP3Downloader.exe foo.amz
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