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.
Pretty much everything. Downloads albums and tracks. As previous tester noted, left-click to open menus, right-click to select menu item.
What does not
Is set to add songs to Windows Media Player by default, but when song download completes and WMP opens, the song is not added to the playlist. Tested with WMP9. Workaround is to set preferences to "Do Nothing" when download completes and copy songs from the download directory manually.
If WMP is not installed, and you haven't changed the preferences to "Do Nothing" when a download completes, app will crash.
What was not tested
Didn't give it gold because of the Media Player issue. Otherwise works fine.
|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|
|Current||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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|9615||RPG Maker, Fritz9, Amazon Music Downloader: crash when clicking menu bar. (Screws up Adobe Photoshop CS4 menus, too.)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10246||Wine crashed: Fritz9: using Pulldown menus||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|11225||Unimplemented Functions: GdipLoadImageFromFile, GdipLoadImageFromFileICM and GdipMeasureCharacterRanges||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15286||Multiple applications need Windows Media Player ActiveX control: CLSID 6bf52a52-394a-11d3-b153-00c04f79faa6 (iMesh 7.x, Amazon mp3 downloader, ...)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18708||Amazon MP3 Downloader: Toolbar doesn't work||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|33232||Amazon MP3 Downloader crashes during download of mp3 files (ntdll/server fd cache doesn't take FILE_APPEND_DATA flag implicit write access into account)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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