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    Which eMusic Download Manager do you use to download music?

    Hi everyone,
    I'm wondering which download manager eMusic subscribers are using to download their eMusic purchases? The two options that I've found so far are:

    1. The official eMusic Download Manager that you can get from their website. However, that download manager is as old as the 2.2.14 linux kernel.
    2. The other option is emusicj, which is a java-based emusic download manager and it can be found here: http://www.kallisti.net.nz/EMusicJ/Download However, this download manager is also pretty old, the newest version is from 2010.
    I've used both in the past and I haven't decided which one to use with my semi-fresh Ubuntu 12.04LTS install on a semi-new PC.
    The emusicj has been a bit more reliable for me, but I'm wondering if anyone else has any fresh perspective on the issue or a good valid reason why they like to use the official download manager instead of the emusicj version.
    This is perhaps the only other thread that I found that had any information on this issue and it's from 2009, or so it seems: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...9#post12417519

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    Re: Which eMusic Download Manager do you use to download music?

    I just use google play and google music manager. It works for ubuntu

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    Re: Which eMusic Download Manager do you use to download music?

    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacJGL View Post
    I just use google play and google music manager. It works for ubuntu
    My question was specifically for eMusic subscribers, but I'm glad you answered and informed me about Google Play because I have Google Play on my Android and in my Windows, but last time I checked there wasn't a linux version available yet. I have just installed it and will be using it from now on.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Which eMusic Download Manager do you use to download music?

    I previously used Banshee Media Player's eMusic plugin for downloading, but had some problems with it where it would skip or miss tracks for some reason.

    I contacted eMusic support who helpfully suggested I install the new eMusic Download Manager for Linux. It's been 'available' since February 2013, although I don't think it's officially released yet. See this post's comments for confirmation of details below:

    1) Download from here:

    32 bit: http://www.emusic.com/apps/dlm/emusi...-6.0.3.tar.bz2
    64 bit: http://www.emusic.com/apps/dlm/emusi...-6.0.3.tar.bz2

    2) Open the file with something like Archive Manager. This will extract the emusic-dlm executable.

    3) Visit http://www.emusic.com/dlm/install/ to set the DLM5 cookie

    4) Buy a track or album. When the "Your Music Is Now Downloading" screen appears, the browser will prompt a download for "0.emx". When you open it, the OS should prompt you to choose an application to handle it... choose the emusic-dlm executable you extracted in Step 2. It should start downloading.

    Works well for me.

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    Re: Which eMusic Download Manager do you use to download music?

    Quote Originally Posted by Life On Mars View Post
    I previously used Banshee Media Player's eMusic plugin for downloading, but had some problems with it where it would skip or miss tracks for some reason.

    I contacted eMusic support who helpfully suggested I install the new eMusic Download Manager for Linux. It's been 'available' since February 2013, although I don't think it's officially released yet. See this post's comments for confirmation of details below:

    1) Download from here:

    32 bit: http://www.emusic.com/apps/dlm/emusi...-6.0.3.tar.bz2
    64 bit: http://www.emusic.com/apps/dlm/emusi...-6.0.3.tar.bz2

    2) Open the file with something like Archive Manager. This will extract the emusic-dlm executable.

    3) Visit http://www.emusic.com/dlm/install/ to set the DLM5 cookie

    4) Buy a track or album. When the "Your Music Is Now Downloading" screen appears, the browser will prompt a download for "0.emx". When you open it, the OS should prompt you to choose an application to handle it... choose the emusic-dlm executable you extracted in Step 2. It should start downloading.

    Works well for me.
    Thanks for you input. I had marked the thread as solved after a couple of months of no one discussing anything about it and just today while I was trying to install emusic manager again (I just recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04) I saw you reply. I didn't know that there was a newer version but I'm installing it as we speak.
    Thanks


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    Re: Which eMusic Download Manager do you use to download music?

    Did you actually get those instructions to work? I've been struggling to get it installed for a while now but have had no success. I've followed the steps precisely, but I still get an error when I try to download tracks or albums because Ubuntu doensn't know what program to use to open the .emx file from Emusic. I've tried using the context menu to set the application, but the emusic_dlm doesn't appear in the list. If it works well for you two, can you please let me know what I'm doing wrong? I'm using firefox and or chrome on Ubuntu 14.04.

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