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Old 01-25-2020, 01:15 PM   #1
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just went to amazon to buy a mp3 album. typically, i sample the songs to see if i want the whole album or just the song i heard on local radio. i have found many excellent albums this way.

that was then... this is now!

the sample player built in to the .html is probably flash. so, i'm 1). not sure if flash supports linux (adobe) and 2). i'm completely out of touch with tarballs.

so, is Amazon just gone for me now?
if not, what is a good site to download a tar that supports flash?

'preciate it~!! )
Old 01-25-2020, 01:19 PM   #2
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What browser are you using? Any extension?
Old 01-25-2020, 01:29 PM   #3
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I doubt that Amazon uses Flash to play these album snippets. I tried one album sample here and it looks like a HTML5 player is used. So any modern browser should support the playback.
By the way, your post does not explicitly mention that you can NOT play music on the Amazon web site. So what exactly is your problem? Try to give details and let people come to a conclusion instead of making assumptions.
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Old 01-25-2020, 01:32 PM   #4
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If you're talking about the sample player on an album's store page, it works fine with Slackware's Firefox package out-of-box. No flash needed

The actual Amazon Music browser app is a different story. I sorta got it to work with the Google Chrome package from /extra It will log in and download music but not play it in browser. The app doesn't appear to be using flash at all, so I doubt that's the problem
Old 01-27-2020, 11:42 AM   #5
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firefox 45.2.0, no extensions

Tonus, is the starting point.

search for artist》mp3

then., the album... once there, there are songs listed in album order, a play arrow is to the left.

when I click on the arrow it spins but does not play. this is the point of failure.

could be a permission error, will chk /etc/group for audio permission.
Old 01-27-2020, 11:49 AM   #6
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Flash is dead (or should have been killed years ago). There may be one off sites that use it but I would avoid it at all costs unless absolutely necessary since it is a security nightmare.

And correct: Amazon music does not require flash - I have used their service to play music on both Linux and FreeBSD and I have never had flash installed.
Old 01-27-2020, 01:29 PM   #7
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Use your web inspector to dig them out. Or parse the scripts on the page with something.

This one.

curl -LI "\

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: audio/mpeg
Content-Length: 978118
Connection: keep-alive
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 18:11:30 GMT
Last-Modified: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 03:00:25 GMT
ETag: "91bb96ca54f0d6586b587126d7e9bf7b"
x-amz-meta-indigo-md5-checksum: 91bb96ca54f0d6586b587126d7e9bf7b
Cache-Control: no-cache
x-amz-meta-indigo-unencrypted-length: 978118
x-amz-meta-indigo-sha1-checksum: 6a2b6a43e710fe725ec03c3373c42fbfb077a20d
x-amz-meta-indigo-sha256-checksum: 3a7a5096c5cc18b49931f54eb3adb791c0b5d3b4291ea8d6a97fe3b769552c0a
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Server: AmazonS3
X-Cache: RefreshHit from cloudfront
Via: 1.1 (CloudFront)
X-Amz-Cf-Pop: YTO50-C2
X-Amz-Cf-Id: xh2gdCgx36Grx0fZ1_yXpCXPnjd1acBDAj3sMEoB-08gAimVVFMVqg==
Not that hard.
Here is the mp3

If you notice they are time sensitive. &Expires=1580234611

And you need a generated sig

libavformat version 58.29.100 (external)
Audio only file format detected.
Clip info:
 Title: I Walk the Line
 Artist: Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Tw
 Album: The Greatest: The Number Ones
 Year: 2012
 Comment: Song ID: 23129045
 Track: 1
 Genre: Unknown
Opening audio decoder: [mpg123] MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 layers I, II, III
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 256.0 kbit/18.14% (ratio: 32000->176400)
Selected audio codec: [mpg123] afm: mpg123 (MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 layers I, II, III)
[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: No such file or directory
AO: [alsa] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
Starting playback...
A:  20.8 (20.7) of 30.0 (30.0)  0.5%
Old 02-01-2020, 10:58 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by wdarledge View Post
so, is Amazon just gone for me now?
I installed Slackware Current AKA pre-15.0 and I can play Amazon's audio snippets just fine without flash.

Very few sites require flash anymore (one that does is Xfinity streaming), because flash was such a massive vector for viruses it made the Wuhan wet market look like a bleach factory.
Old 02-02-2020, 03:46 AM   #9
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Install for slackware64-14.2 or for the 32-bit slackware-14.2.


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