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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 17:17:35 BDT
A. Bowdler says:
Likewise; never had a problem - and the advantage is that you can play the stuff on non-Apple products!!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 10:44:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Aug 2012 10:50:43 BDT
C. Spark says:
64bit o/s's run 32bit apps i guess amazon didnt bother compiling a 64bit version as 32bit will cater for both. if a application can be made 32bit then theres a speed advantage over 64bit code, 64bit code only really has the advantage for accessing more memory and encryption/compression.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 10:31:34 BDT
Titus says:
I tried to download something and was told I had to first download a "downloader" why? When I tried it (I use Debian Linux) it attempted to install a 32 bit version why? I won't use iTunes and Amazon is useless so I'll have to find another source of Molotov Jukebox (highly recommended).
Get yourselves sorted Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 09:37:08 BDT
The Brother says:
I have had the same problem - after years of successfully downloading tracks onto my Mac, and installing successive versions of the mp3 downloader, I was suddenly confronted with instructions to install the downloader every time I tried to buy an album or track. It seems to install itself, then precisely the same message appears again when I attempt to restart the process. Nuts. I talked to a nice guy on their customer support line, but he could only offer standard advice based on their process actually working as it should. I've given up and now use only the wonderful Emusic (for their rich collections of smaller jazz labels) or the more expensive but competent iTunes.
Amazon wants to dominate every field it enters, whether it is book selling or music. It could at least be efficient.

Posted on 12 Aug 2012 07:30:24 BDT
Chris Wice says:
Hello. I live in the U.S. and have been trying to find the songs "Silence Summons You (Alternative Version)" and "Signs and Wonders (Alternate version)" by Animal Kingdom for forever. I finally found them here on Amazon UK. The geographical restrictions restrict me from buying TWO songs. I hate it. I'm a big fan of a band and the only place I can find these songs are here and I can't buy them. If there is anyone kind enough to please send these songs to me, I'd GREATLY appreciate. I have no problem paying for them. Please, I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2012 00:22:19 BDT
D G Turner says:
I have the same problem too. I wrote an email but judging the above posts nothing seemed to be resolved. I feel I have wasted by money.

Posted on 10 Aug 2012 18:25:13 BDT
TDVF10 says:
I use this Amazon service and for me it all works well! I can find the music easy, copy and paste to my computer for back up. I'll never use the other service again

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Aug 2012 16:14:33 BDT
Jay Holder says:
Yes! downloads should be simpler. I`ve had three different people show me how and each was different. At 7l without much computer savy it`s a mess and I`ve had to pay someone to do it for me. I`d rather buy a professional CD than the MP3, but unfortunately most are not available. Agree with all the criticisms about Amazon`s MP3 and then some.

Posted on 5 Aug 2012 23:36:39 BDT
I have brought a mp3 cd but there is no sign of it anywhere, and no link that says download, so how am I supposed to get my music

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jul 2012 21:16:58 BDT
i run windows media player on 7 & all my downloads have appeared there , i do use amazons mp3 downlaod software & also have never had a problem burning the files to disc either

Posted on 20 Jul 2012 20:52:18 BDT
anon c; says:
The only problem I've had is forgetting to download them from the purchase page - so I just contacted Customer Service and within minutes, they emailed back with the page again (I gave them the purchase code)! Had no trouble whatsoever apart from that!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 16:33:36 BDT
Ian Elves says:
Have you looked in Users, Owner, Music. That's where mine always go before I move them on.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 11:58:34 BDT
One would have thought that with all these comments flowing in that someone at Amazon would have picked up on this and done something about it. Can't be that difficult!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 11:57:21 BDT
One would have thought that with all these comments flowing in that someone at Amazon would have picked up on this and done something about it. Can't be that difficult!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 11:10:28 BDT
I've downloaded many tracks from Amazon, without any problems at all. I personally like the system. Just make sure you switch off your pop up blocker. The music is stored in the my music folder in a sub folder Amazon mp3. The system works fine.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 09:48:48 BDT
Ms C. Brooks says:
Me too !
I've tried everything possible, even had to buy another track to check.
Nothing, searched every where for it. No retry button
Really frustrating. I've paid and received no music AND more importantly spent ages trying to sort it out.
It should only take a moment and I've had to search forums to find out that it's not this and that and Chrome.
I wish they'd been a little more upfront.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jul 2012 15:52:21 BDT
me says:
...Its important to note that this is only if Amazon Customer Service makes the download available for you again! Tracks are not automatically available in your account. If you download a song, then you can't find it and contact Amazon customer services, they will make it available and then you can use these instructions!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2012 09:00:21 BDT
stormer says:
I am having exactly the same problem. What is the point of this Downloader when it does not work?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2012 10:26:35 BDT
C. Spark says:
not sure why it happens i got the mp3 album from amazons store in the uk where i am, ive complained they refunded me and withdrew the album from sale for a while but listening to some of the older stuff ive downloaded with some expensive headphones ive noticed it as well but unfortunately i couldn't complain as ive had them a while. Amazon never did give me a explanation so i don't know if the artifacts are from the encoding phase or something to do with the downloader.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2012 10:14:55 BDT
Probably the way to go - I think there's a problem with IP rights protection in certain countries so that's probably got something to do with it!

Posted on 13 Jul 2012 10:05:54 BDT
C. Spark says:
think my other computers having a weird day, at&at and fraunhoff were a couple of the companies involved in the original mp3 design. on the subject of mp3 downloads from amazon ive had a few albums from different artists with artifacts in the mp3's (quite annoying ones) so i generally try to get the cd and rip to mp3 or flac.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2012 10:00:17 BDT
Sorry C. Spark - only part of your posting came through

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2012 09:58:05 BDT
Thanks for your feedback. Reading what you said I tried again on both and and instead of using 1Click for payment I selected Add to Basket and when I proceeded to Checkout on both occasions I got an apology stating that MP3 downloads were not available in the country I'm presently in, i.e. Oman. Now I know but a pity that 1Click does not send a similar message rather than just reverting to the Homepage and leaving one in the dark. I have a similar problem with iTunes shop so I'll have to find another legitimate MP3 download source as I'm likely to be posted here for some time to come!

Posted on 13 Jul 2012 09:18:15 BDT
C. Spark says:
mp3 or moving pictures expert group (mpeg) was a joint Japanese / Italian design originally and many companies were involved including at

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2012 03:18:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Jul 2012 03:29:30 BDT
I do not think so, in the AMAZON online shop instance. AMAZON UK are supposed to SELL goods they advertise: from the time an online basket is filled up and payment accepted, no nonsense sorry! They could just prevent a transaction with a 'Sorry not available in 'your country' message.
Funny, 1st time I attempted to purchase MP3 music online: just few tracks from a German band 'Die Funkhausgruppe' (99% of their songs are all on YouTube for free)
Never mind, just downloaded the tracks from a GERMAN all smoothly done, not surprised the Germans are the top exporters in the world, always efficient, all functioning fine and...talking about MP3 digital format, guess in which Country it was invented? :-)
Looks like I am getting a refund from AMAZON = I hope this reassures those who read my previous post, sorry for my english.
Good luck to those trusting AMAZON!
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