Rhythmbox, a popular music player for Linux's GNOME desktop, has added support for Magnatune.
If you're using a Linux version that uses apt-get (such as ubuntu, which I use), then add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
|deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe multiverse main restricted|
then run your graphical package manager, update your repository list, and Rhythmbox 0.97 should appear as a choice.
Adam Zimmerman, the developer who added the feature, described it this way in their release v0.97 announcement:
|The first of these is a new plugin which provides integration with the
MagnaTune online music store. MagnaTune lets you listen to entire tracks
before purchasing them, provides a variety of DRM-free formats including
Ogg Vorbis and FLAC, lets you choose how much you are willing to pay for
an album, and has a "don't be evil" policy.
The plugin lets you browse the store from within Rhythmbox, open "Artist
in an email to me, Adam wrote:
|This is the first version to include the Magnatune plugin. So
to all Rhythmbox users: download, enjoy, and give feedback. Could the UI
be better? Any features you'd like to see? Bugs that need to be
There are a few more features that are planned. Credit card details will
Adam sent me several screen pictures, which I've included in this blog posting.