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Re: amazonmp3

On Friday 12 June 2009 22:57:12 Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Anne Wilson <annew kde org> wrote:
> > > > Those are dependencies on the old Boost and OpenSSL. It needs to be
> > > > rebuilt for the new versions of both. And only they can do it because
> > > > it's proprietary.
> > >
> > > Yeah. I realise that. The reply I got from then said:
> >
> > <snip>
> > Is there any actual advantage in having this?  I've bought mp3s from
> > amazon (and sampled them first)  without using their player, so I didn't
> > bother.
> >
> > Anne
> Dear Anne, it´s not a player. Amazon.com charges one price per individual
> tracks, and a MUCH LOWER price for a whole album.
> The sad truth is that you can´t buy a WHOLE ALBUM unless you use their
> "plug-in" which just creates a folder and downloads the files there.
> Apparently all is to hide the URLs used to store full albums. Probably
> someone is worried about evil haxxors getting to know their md5sum used to
> name hidden folders where the full cds are stored, or something along these
> lines.

Thanks for the explanation Fernando.  Since I've only bought individual tracks 
I didn't realise that.

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