easy emusic downloads in ubuntu

I’m an emusic subscriber and I found it remarkably challanging to get the emusic downloader (emusicdlm) to open the emusic download files. Well after some digging and find various hints on the topic I found a comfy way to do it.

Essentially you just need to create a config file that associates the

So open up a text editor or use cat to populate a file named ~/.local/share/applications/emusicdlm.desktop with the following


[Desktop Entry]
Name=emusicdlm
GenericName=eMusic Download Manager
Comment=Download emusic
Exec=/home/matthias/bin/emusicdlm %U
Terminal=false
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
MimeType=application/vnd.emusic-emusic_list;
Icon=accessories-text-editor
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Utility;

The interesting bit there is the MimeType … well, it’s interesting to me.

I don’t recall if I logged out and back in to get this to activate.

After that I was able to double click emusic files and have the download manager do it’s thing.

Cheers,

\\@matthias

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