Download Amazon MP3s with clamz

While I applaud Amazon for providing an MP3 downloader for Linux, but it is always several releases behind for Fedora. The current one available is Fedora 11, while the current Fedora release is 14.

For a while there I kept an old Fedora release running in a guest just to download MP3 albums from Amazon, then I found clamz. It’s a command line based amz file downloader. Simple point it to the .amz file and it’ll do it’s magic:

[jmrodri@firebird Iron Maiden]$ mkdir "Piece of Mind"
[jmrodr@firebird Iron Maiden]$ cd Piece\ of\ Mind/
[jmrodri@firebird Piece of Mind]$ clamz ~/Download/AmazonMP3-12345...amz 
Downloading "01 - Where Eagles Dare.mp3"
Where Eagles Dare                 [#################################]  100% 
Downloading "02 - Revelations (Album Version).mp3"
Revelations (Album Version)       [#################################]  100% 
Downloading "03 - Flight Of Icarus (Album Version).mp3"
Flight Of Icarus (Album Version)  [#################################]  100% 
Downloading "04 - Die With Your Boots On.mp3"
Die With Your Boots On            [#################################]  100% 
Downloading "05 - The Trooper (Album Version).mp3"
The Trooper (Album Version)       [#################################]  100% 
Downloading "06 - Still Life.mp3"
Still Life                        [#################################]  100% 
Downloading "07 - Quest For Fire.mp3"
Quest For Fire                    [#################################]  100% 
Downloading "08 - Sun And Steel.mp3"
Sun And Steel                     [#################################]  100% 
Downloading "09 - To Tame A Land.mp3"
To Tame A Land                    [#################################]  100% 
1 of 1 AMZ files downloaded successfully.

It’s awesome! Checkout clamz if you’re a Amazon MP3 customer running on Linux.

ice sledding




ice sledding

Originally uploaded by jmrodri

We got ice here in Wake Forest today. Office is closed and school is canceled. Took the kids out ‘ice sledding’. I have to say it’s dangerous. But we all survived and had fun time.