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[Q] Where does Amazon Music store downloaded Prime music?

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27th June 2014, 02:38 PM   |  #1  
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So Amazon Music now allows Prime members to download free Prime music to their mobile device for offline listening. Anyone know where on the device they store this music? If they're putting it on my phone instead of its external SD card, I'm going to be much more conservative about how much Prime music I download. Obviously they have security measures to keep the Prime music from being freely accessed outside of the Amazon Music App (and thus possibly shared), but something has to be stored somewhere... I just want to know where, exactly.

Apologies if this is a stupid question.

Using a rooted Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5, stock ROM (for now)
2nd October 2014, 08:33 PM   |  #2  
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So Amazon Music now allows Prime members to download free Prime music to their mobile device for offline listening. Anyone know where on the device they store this music? If they're putting it on my phone instead of its external SD card, I'm going to be much more conservative about how much Prime music I download. Obviously they have security measures to keep the Prime music from being freely accessed outside of the Amazon Music App (and thus possibly shared), but something has to be stored somewhere... I just want to know where, exactly.

Apologies if this is a stupid question.

Using a rooted Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5, stock ROM (for now)

i would like to know this as well. I just downloaded an album to my phone and the amazon music app says there is data on my external sd card, but i dont see the files.

using root explorer

extSdCard/Android/data/com.amazon.mp3/files/Music has an updated date of 17 min ago when I started to download, but there are no files in there..
are they hidden somehow?

partially downloaded...size on sd card matches what the notification panel size that it has downloaded.
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seriously?
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16th October 2014, 05:21 PM   |  #4  
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DRM'd Amazon music downloads don't go on SD card ... maybe they can be symlinked?
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seriously?
no one?

On my rooted KitKat Motorola Photon Q, here's a sample path:
/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.amazon.mp3/files/Music/Bruce_Springsteen/Born_In_The_U_S_A_/B00137GCGK_(disc_1)_11_-_Dancing_In_The_Dark.m4a

Some of these will play on my phone (all would play on it when I was running in an unrooted JB environment), but not consistently (the Amazon app crashes).

[ actually there's no SD card currently inserted into this phone ]

If I was able to play these consistently from main storage, then my next step would be to try creating symbolic links from main storage to the SD card for these. I would like to know whether this would work. I'll report back if I wind up with a workable test environment (e.g., if I find that these recordings will play with a rooted JB ROM)
27th October 2014, 11:47 PM   |  #5  
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On my rooted KitKat Motorola Photon Q, here's a sample path:
/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.amazon.mp3/files/Music/Bruce_Springsteen/Born_In_The_U_S_A_/B00137GCGK_(disc_1)_11_-_Dancing_In_The_Dark.m4a

Some of these will play on my phone (all would play on it when I was running in an unrooted JB environment), but not consistently (the Amazon app crashes).

[ actually there's no SD card currently inserted into this phone ]

If I was able to play these consistently from main storage, then my next step would be to try creating symbolic links from main storage to the SD card for these. I would like to know whether this would work. I'll report back if I wind up with a workable test environment (e.g., if I find that these recordings will play with a rooted JB ROM)


I was finally able to get this working, but I'm using a JB ROM, not a KitKat ROM. I don't think that the latter should be a show-stopper, if the Amazon Prime MP3s will play "normally" with your ROM, i.e., prior to the gymnastics which I describe in my link.



Hmm ... I can't post the link, but you can google for "jae_63 android forums amazon prime symlinks".

If someone else could post the Android Forums link, that would be helpful ... TIA.


I will answer questions either here on XDA, or on Android Forums.

---------- Post added at 05:47 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:03 PM ----------

Hmm ... some reports suggest that this problem can be resolved using FolderMount, which has a discussion thread here on XDA.

This would be a much simpler solution than what I've done ... I suggest trying that first. My interpretation of the FolderMount documentation suggests that it might be necessary to use the paid version of that app to access the required /data/media directory. My solution is free, but pretty hairy.

Please post back here (or on AndroidForums) if you attempt either FolderMount or my solution.
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