[Scottish] Amazon albums?

Matt Causey matt.causey at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 00:54:32 UTC 2009

My understanding is that those files are not audio files.  They are
used by the downloader to get the mp3s from the Amazon mp3 store.  I
don't know of any way to get at the mp3 files other than using the
Amazon client to pull them.


On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 11:27 PM, Colin McKinnon
<colin.mckinnon at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does anybody know if there's anything other than amazonMP3 which will
> open .amz files.
> Despite what it says in the Amazon MP3 faq:
>>What does DRM-free mean?
>> Digital Rights Management or "DRM" commonly refers to software that
>> is designed to control or limit how a file can be played, copied,
>> downloaded, shared, or accessed. DRM-free means that the MP3 files
>> you purchase from Amazon.com do not contain any software that will
>> restrict your use of the file.
> They don't seem to publish any details of the file format - and the only way
> to buy albums is by using their binary only program. Since they have at least
> gone to the trouble of porting the program to Linux (and producing a Fedora9
> package - I'm currently running Fedora 9) I was **even** prepared to use it,
> but trying to install it turned up lots of missing dependencies - it seems
> I'd at least need to install a large part of Gnome to get it working.
> C.
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