[SATLUG] Amazon's iTunes alternative for linux
masterr at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 19:57:10 CDT 2008
I actually got to try this about a week before it came out (I know
someone who knows someone at Amazon. *Shhhhh*).
I got it working by installing the 64bit dependencies so that the deb
would install with --force-architecture but it still would not run. I
then installed all the dependencies on a 32bit system and copying the
libraries over to my 64bit system which then let it run fine. A pain,
yes, but it works.
As for the program itself, I was expecting more. All it is a
downloader. However, thats all it was supposed to be so I shouldn't
complain. It does what it does very well (do one thing and do it
well). It is an improvement over downloading from the site manually
and a HUGE improvement for downloading whole albums. All in all I
recommend using it rather than iTunes if for the DRM reasons alone.
On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 6:24 PM, Daniel J. Givens <daniel at rugmonster.org> wrote:
> John Ziriax wrote:
> > anyone get it to work on a 64 bit system yet? john
> Cumbersome? Sure, but it's what we've always done when there just
> weren't x86 packages installable into the native x86_64 environment. Let
> me know if you have any questions beyond the information there.
> > On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 10:48 AM, pixelnate <pixelnate at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I was just send a bit on news from Eweek that Amazon has an MP3
> >> downloader for (DRM-free) music purchased from their store written for
> >> linux. They have debs and rpms for various flavors as well.
> >> The article is on DesktopLinux.com: http://tinyurl.com/2berlc
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