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free sampler mp3 album from hmv

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#1
Pathetic browser compatibility. Fails with Amaya, Detects Konqueror as Firefox, fails in the same way with Opera etc etc
#2
It works with Internet Explorer. These are the tracks:

1 Something Is Not Right With Me Cold War Kids 02:23
2 Rocks And Daggers Noah & The Whale 04:32
3 Jump Out Of Your Car Iglu & Hartly 04:47
4 Stragglers Moon The Fratellis 04:31
5 Obsession Innerpartysystem 04:22
6 Moving On Taio Cruz 03:51
7 Weather To Fly Elbow 04:29
8 Taken Me Over Bryn Christopher 04:23
9 Nobody's Fault But Mine Beth Rowley 03:51
10 One Of These Days Teddy Thompson 02:49
#3
Thanks, just done with IE.
#4
I can't get it to work and I'm using the latest I.E.
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Be aware that the pathetic HMV download manager software actually adds http://*.hmv.co.uk, http://*.hmv.com and https://*.hmv.com to your trusted sites list in Internet Explorer and does not make that very clear during the software install.

This is not just bad practice but negligence of a pretty high order :w00t:. Adding ANY sites to a Trusted Sites List (and therefore bypassing a good chunk of the little default rule based configuration security IE offers) is very poor unless your very sure what your doing or it is set as some corporate managed policy.

This leaves your PC (well IE and any web activity launched from the windows built in browser stack) trusting HMV's scripts, signed ActiveX controls and the like. I would suggest that there are a number of people who may not want that liberty being taken ;-) despite any real risk being minor. Trusted sites was never designed for online shops to get around browser security.

Think before you download this, the way HMV seem to want to manage downloads is pretty damm poor to say the least (compared to other major DRM free music sites like Amazon).

Edit: As an aside (a little technical so you may want to just ignore this bit) the ActiveX control HMV use to actually download the music seems to depend on the Microsoft Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) to pull the files down. While that in itself is not bad (odd design choice maybe considering) it is a service that could very well be stopped on some (most?) Vista PC's in a home environment (and XP for that matter) causing the download to fail with an error about BITS not working.

To get around this you could start the service or you would need to start the ActiveX process with Administrator rights (I.E. Run IE as Admin on Vista) to have anything it spawned start a windows service, using either of those options to use a silly download tool are pretty evil. I have to wonder how good the design spec and testing process was for this little bundle of magic ;).
#6
HMV
unfortunately hmv.jukebox is not currently compatible with Firefox

We're working on a solution so please check back in the next few weeks when you'll be able to download MP3s and stream over four million tracks with hmv.jukebox.

Like I care then...
I can't for the life of me fathom why companies would neglect to support anybody that doesn't use IE. Bad decision there.
#7
djwillis
Be aware that the pathetic HMV download manager software actually adds http://*.hmv.co.uk, http://*.hmv.com and https://*.hmv.com to your trusted sites list in Internet Explorer and does not make that very clear during the software install.



Thanks for that info.
I have just been into internet tools and removed those ( Only ) three site from my list. :thumbsup:
#8
POtentially good deal, but I refuse to use IE. And frankly anybody who continues to after that security alert a week or so ago is mad.

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