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Playing Amazon M3U samples on an Android device

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I'm trying to be able to hear, and/or download and then play, the samples from Amazon on my

Asus Transformer tablet (Android v4.0.3). They're apparently in M3U format, and so won't play. When I try to play a downloaded sample on Power Amp, it ends up playing something altogether different. Is there a way to get Power Amp to play these M3U formatted samples?

Thanks.

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M3U files are playlists only, they don't contain any actual audio data. You only have half of what you need.

Andre

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M3U files are playlists only, they don't contain any actual audio data. You only have half of what you need.

Andre

Yes, I came to understand that by doing some research. But what confuses me is that I can be on my Windows desktop and the samples from Amazon will just play. No downloading, no conversion, just click. And, when I look at the underlying URL on the Windows machine, I can see the M3U extension. So, I was hoping there'd be a way that an Android device could do the same. I guess not.

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What is the content of the M3U file? It's just text, showing where the actual audio files are located (have a look at it on your PC in Notepad).

Andre

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Looking at the content of one of the M3U files, it appears to be a a URL (example below). I tried pasting the URL into a the browser on my Android device (using Dolphin on an

Asus Transformer), but that didn't work either. I guess whatever allows the Windows operating system to interpret the location can't be interpreted by the Android operating system, or it's browser, or something.

Example of an M3U:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/log_action.mp3/ref=?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0013PFU4W&CustomerID=&TYPE=DigitalMusicSampleStream&URL=http%3A%2F%2Famazonm-982.vo.llnwd.net%2Fs%2Fd6%2F100352%2F100352281%2F204185982_S64.mp3%3Fmarketplace%3D1%26e%3D1358060368%26h%3D2b1f697339ee9c8440fc9f466651fda0

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