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I've been using Ubuntu as my main system since 7.04 with a few short breaks using Windows or Fedora because of temporary hardware/software incompatibilities. I support FOSS projects like Ubuntu for a number of reasons but the biggest one is that the software works and it works well--often better than the non-free alternatives.

I'm no guru but in my travels I've learned a thing or two about using/debugging/fixing problems in Ubuntu which I'm always happy to share with the community. If it hadn't been for the help I've received from the Ubuntu community over the past few years I probably wouldn't have gotten past my first month of using it much less to where I am today!


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comment How do I import Amazon MP3s with Banshee and the new Amazon Cloud Player?
Andre- One reason I like Banshee over Rhythmbox is because I can do everything (buying, downloading and importing) from within Banshee and in a matter of a few clicks. However, if you could post an answer with your method I think that others might find it useful.
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comment How do I import Amazon MP3s with Banshee and the new Amazon Cloud Player?
Andre- glad that it helped. However it sounds like either Amazon caved or the Banshee team found a workaround as it is working for me again without the workaround. One of the other answers suggests that if you use the updates from the Banshee Team PPA it will work again normally. You could try that.
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comment How do I import Amazon MP3s with Banshee and the new Amazon Cloud Player?
Ah, well I do use their PPA so that would make sense. Can you verify that the update hasn't hit the main repos yet and is only available from the ppa?
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comment How do I import Amazon MP3s with Banshee and the new Amazon Cloud Player?
Woohoo! It looks like our correspondence with Amazon worked! They reverted to the old system. You can now once again download the files from within Banshee by clicking on the "download your music now" link! Since you noticed this I'll accept your answer if you edit it to make it a little more specific and clear.
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comment How do I import Amazon MP3s with Banshee and the new Amazon Cloud Player?
I find it hard to believe that the user agent switcher solution didn't work, what error/problem are you encountering? On the other hand, I would be very interested to hear more details about how you installed the Amazon MP3 downloader. Theoretically they have stopped supporting the downloader for Linux, so it shouldn't work at all, period. If you've managed to make it work though, I'd love to hear how...
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comment How do I import Amazon MP3s with Banshee and the new Amazon Cloud Player?
Like I said, I used to do it this way, so I know it works, it just stopped working at some point. I wonder if our feedback actually caused them to revert to the old behavior... I will check this out next time I buy an album. Do you know if you can purchase from within Banshee and if the Banshee hook on that link will work?
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comment How do I import Amazon MP3s with Banshee and the new Amazon Cloud Player?
Hi Carlos, thanks for your answer. Are you sure that this method still works (in the last couple months) with a Linux user agent? I ask because this is exactly how I used to download the music, but now I get a Linux not supported dialog both using this method and downloading from cloud player.
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comment Why is the google PPA reenabled after an upgrade to a new release?
I just noticed that something went wrong with this process in the last month and the Google distro was unauthorized and for some reason hasn't reauthorized itself. I'm hoping manually reinstalling the package will reset things.
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comment How do I import Amazon MP3s with Banshee and the new Amazon Cloud Player?
Good point, I had forgotten to mention that you can still download the files one by one. I usually buy music a couple albums at a time though, so downloading each song individually would take forever. In regards to your original commentary, I should point out that when I called them they were pretty responsive to my concerns and said they would pass them along to the developers and get back to me.
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comment How do I import Amazon MP3s with Banshee and the new Amazon Cloud Player?
I got a preliminary email back from a customer service rep. saying that he would need 1-2 business days to look into the matter. Already a much better response than I've gotten from certain other companies, who see the word "linux" and take it as an excuse to stop providing customer service regardless of what the problem is.