Clementine music player has excellent support for Magnatune
I decided to play around with the Clementine music player today and was favorably impressed.
Clementine has current releases available for Windows, Mac OSX, and a variety of open source OSes.
The level of polish is fairly high: on OSX I only needed to drop an App to my desktop -- there was no need to install other libraries, or run an installer, and the download was a fairly trim 23mb.
They've done an excellent job of "keeping things simple", so it makes a nice antidote to the mega-featured iTunes.
The Magnatune support in Clementine "just works."
Magnatune is listed by default on the left hand side. When you click on it the first time, a list of albums is automatically downloaded from us, and after a few seconds, you're ready to go.
You click on artists to see their albums, and then simply play them.
They've also built support in for membership, so it's easy to download albums that you like, and you can set your preferred download file format.
Posted by John Buckman on September 9, 2012 at 06:20 PM | Permalink
How does one play streams with Clementine? You have links that will download playlists to iTunes. Can those be opened by Clementine and can streaming tracks be mixed with downloaded tracks in a new playlist?
Posted by: David at Sep 13, 2012 12:58:12 PM
It is working fine. Thanks
Posted by: CD Manufacturing at Sep 17, 2012 1:52:44 AM
Hello John, I have downloaded Clementine on my Mac but I have not figured out the way to download album. You mentioned it is easy. How do you do that?
Posted by: Yann at Oct 5, 2012 7:56:09 AM
I *think* that on Linux, you can drag a song from the Clementine player, to the Desktop, and it will download. This doesn't work on my Mac, though.
Posted by: John from Magnatune at Oct 5, 2012 11:12:42 AM
On Linux, make sure you set the Magnatune membership type to "Download membership" under preferences, then right-mouse click on any album has a "Download Album" option. Enjoy!
Posted by: guangling at Oct 5, 2012 12:38:13 PM
Guangling is right, if you right-click on the album (left column), not the song, then you get a "download album" choice, and this works for me on OSX, and so probably works on all platforms. It doesn't look like Clementine lets you download individual songs, just albums.
Posted by: John from Magnatune at Oct 5, 2012 4:21:11 PM