Thursday, 25 December 2008

For those of you wishing to avail of Amazon's generous £3 Christmas gift, you might have noticed that, curiously enough, you must download and install "amazonmp3" if you are buying more than one file. The .deb file on Amazon is for 32 bit systems and there seems to be no 64 bit version of it available as of now. As I discovered, it is fairly easy to install a 32 bit software on a 64 bit system. For this particular case, first you need to force install the .deb file as

sudo dpkg --install --force-architecture amazonmp3.deb

However, it will not work straight off like this because some 32 bit dependencies are missing. In order to solve this problem you need to run "getlibs" on the just installed amazonmp3 like

sudo getlibs /usr/bin/amazonmp3

This should get amazonmp3 working like a charm. Just start the program, checkout your purchased mp3s, save the .amz file, open it with amazonmp3 and your downloads should be done in a jiffy.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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