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

    Downloads an amz file which can then be opened by the latest version of pymazon allowing saving the whole album, which is otherwise now disabled in linux

    What does not

    Does not actually download any files.  they all fail with a "local file error" message after partly downloading the first file.  but the amz file is saved, which pymazon can work with.


    What was not tested

    n.a. very simple program.

    Hardware tested


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    Additional Comments

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    CurrentLinux Mint DebianNov 24 20121.5.13Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
    ShowFedora 15 x86Jun 17 20111.3.21Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
    ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 20 20111.3.14Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
    ShowFedora 12 x86_64May 01 20101.1.38Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
    ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20081.1.11Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

    Known Bugs

    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

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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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