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Posted on 21 Nov 2013 12:01:09 GMT
Drebin 893 says:
Another Linux user here sounding off at a large multinational who would like a little more support.

A Linux users money is as good as anyone else's. You have apps for Windows and Mac. Now if you got a mac app it isnt that much work to port it over to Linux. Also, as an Ubuntu user it would great to have an Amazon mp3 player app which streams my cloud music from the integrated Unity task bar. Seems silly to have to keep open a memory hogging web browser just to stream some HTML5 audio. I cant believe there is that little love for Linux considering Canonical and Amazon have an advertising tie in deal for desktop searches. Then on top of it all, you can do this through an Android App and on Kindle, both Linux based...

Just make us a nice neat little Mp3 streamer/downloader/uploader. Pleeeeeeeeeease :-)

Posted on 26 Nov 2013 20:28:06 GMT
Roger W says:
Same problem here (and clamz doesn't work for me any more, or at least didn't when I last tried). I complained to Amazon back in March, when I first ran into this issue, and got a confused mixture of platitudes in broken English by way of a reply.

Those of you who still use Amazon for other stuff, or even for MP3s because it's still a little cheaper, you're not helping; Amazon won't notice the loss of our MP3 purchases if we keep using them for everything else.

Removing Linux support from the MP3 downloader was disappointing; preventing us from downloading multiple files even via the "Cloud Player" gimmick was plain disrespectful. You don't insult me like that and keep my custom, for MP3s or for any other goods. Amazon, you used to be cool! You've lost a customer, at least until you put this mess right.

Posted on 2 Jan 2014 21:44:40 GMT
Being skeptical I assume the main driver behind this was to force people into using their own Cloud based player, as I would imagine lots of non-Linux users probably used the zip option quite a lot too.
It is totally infuriating - there's absolutely no technical limitation (they had it on before) and I'll now be avoiding Amazon mp3s like the plague.

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 11:00:14 GMT
I am very annoyed by this, I am a linux user and I'm not interested in online cloud services as I have my own server running ampache for remote streaming. I just want a zip file containing high quality MP3s. I cannot and given the option would not install a proprietary downloader application when it's so simple for you to serve a zip file. I will be moving to other online music stores from now on. I know Amazon won't miss the hundred or so quid I spend on music a year but I will also be advising friends to avoid the service and telling them to avoid it too. Hopefully the cause will snowball and you'll at least feel a little pinch.

Posted on 18 Feb 2014 10:59:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2014 11:01:51 GMT
Dogson says:
They could have used some of their UK tax "savings" to employ some programmers to create a decent Linux application.
This again smacks of big companies railing against anything free.
If you think this is bad avoid a Kindle for your reading thing.
Special email addresses to share out of copyright books and a load of hassle.
All done to put people off any choice that does not feed their business model.
Most cynical.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 20:21:37 BDT
Chris R says:
How ridiculous! Amazon, pull your thumb out of your xxxx. I guess I had better find another mp3 provider...

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2014 21:42:37 BDT
Clamz works fine on Linux Mint 15.
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