Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The New Amazon MP3 Store, Step by step

Amazon has just launched their DRM-free MP3 store. Here is a step-by-step walkthrough on my Mac (for the impatient, it works, but in terms of usability, selection, and convenience, it's no iTunes, but I welcome the competition) One oddity: although you eventually wind up with MP3 files in iTunes, the process uses a standalone app to manage the downloads; you get a open a .amz file, and then the real MP3 is downloaded.

Step 1. Make your selection via the website, press the Buy MP3 button:

Step 2. Download and install the Amazon downloader application (one time only)

Step 3. Get confirmation of the purchase (via the web, and email)

Step 4. Double-click the .amz file, the Amazon downloader puts the MP3 file to your hard disk

Step 5. Press the "Reveal in Finder" button, double-click to import into iTunes -- this includes album art and appropriate metadata.
Step 6. Play in iTunes:

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