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Amazon MP3 – give me a zip!

I got a £3 Amazon MP3 voucher after visiting the AWS tech conference in London last week.

The Bryan Ferry platinum collection was £3.79 for 45 songs and I’m prepared to chip in 79p. But wait … You can’t just pay some money and download the music. You have to install some binary blob!

$ rpm -q --scripts -p amazonmp3.rpm
warning: amazonmp3.rpm: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 70e6adf9: NOKEY
postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
update-mime-database /usr/share/mime
update-desktop-database

# setsid amazonmp3 --reset-first-run &
postuninstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
update-mime-database /usr/share/mime
update-desktop-database
$ rpm -qlp amazonmp3.rpm
warning: amazonmp3.rpm: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 70e6adf9: NOKEY
/usr/bin/amazonmp3
/usr/share/amazonmp3/glade/main.glade
/usr/share/amazonmp3/pixmaps/amazonmp3_icon.png
/usr/share/amazonmp3/pixmaps/amazonmp3_logo.png
/usr/share/amazonmp3/pixmaps/toolbar_clear.png
/usr/share/amazonmp3/pixmaps/toolbar_pause.png
/usr/share/amazonmp3/pixmaps/toolbar_resume.png
/usr/share/amazonmp3/translations/de_DE.xml
/usr/share/amazonmp3/translations/en_GB.xml
/usr/share/amazonmp3/translations/en_US.xml
/usr/share/amazonmp3/translations/fr_FR.xml
/usr/share/applications/amazonmp3.desktop
/usr/share/doc/amazonmp3/help_de_DE.html
/usr/share/doc/amazonmp3/help_en_GB.html
/usr/share/doc/amazonmp3/help_en_US.html
/usr/share/doc/amazonmp3/help_fr_FR.html
/usr/share/doc/amazonmp3/license.html
/usr/share/doc/amazonmp3/releasenotes
/usr/share/mime-info/amazonmp3.keys
/usr/share/mime-info/amazonmp3.mime
/usr/share/mime/packages/amazonmp3.xml
/usr/share/mimelnk/audio/x-amzxml.desktop
/usr/share/pixmaps/amazonmp3.png

(I’ll give them some respect for having an RPM version, but not for having a binary blob when what I really want is a tarball or ZIP file …)

Anyhow, if I have the time I will set up a firewalled VM in order to make this 79p purchase. I haven’t got around to it quite yet …

Update: Thanks to everyone who replied. Looks like clamz or banshee.fm are the way to go here.

Update #2: The little command line tool clamz was exactly what I was after.

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