Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux and Unix, MacOS X and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before.

Recently Amarok’s 2.4 stable version was released.

Features

  • New UPnP Collection detects and plays media on UPnP devices on the network.
  • New transcoding feature which converts one or more tracks with a chosen encoder when copying to the local collection.
  • Added option to use Wikipedia Mobile.
  • Added settings for writing statistics and album covers back to the file.
  • Leave focus in playlist search widget when using up/down to scroll through filtered results.
  • LyricsApplet: The lyrics in are now updated when they were changed in a different place, for example in the Tag Dialog.
  • Permit the use of iPod Touch 3G and possibly newer devices.
  • Match space-separated search terms in the playlist filter var individually.
  • Added new context applet for displaying guitar and bass tab information.
  • Added ability to set/update Album Artist.
  • Added map view and calendar in the upcoming events applet.
  • Added support for all Wikipedia languages.
  • Added incremental search in the Wikipedia applet (press ‘/’ or global search key when in focus).
  • Added “Favorite Venues” to the upcoming events applet.
  • Read MusicBrainz IDs of MP4 files during scanning.
  • Ability to hide and show the menu bar.
  • Size of the On-Screen-Display font is now configurable.
  • Musicbrainz-based mass tagging UI by Sergey Ivanov.
  • New easy to use table-based UI for Ampache server configuration.
  • OPML export for podcast subscriptions.
  • New “Playlist Length” constraint for the APG, which allows you to specify the number of tracks in the playlist. What was the “Playlist Length ” constraint is now called “Playlist Duration”.
  • MPRIS2 support for controlling Amarok over D-Bus.
  • New “Playdar Collection” allows searching for and listening to music provided by a running local Playdar service.

Installing Amarok 2.4 on Ubuntu

To install Amarok latest version on Ubuntu you need to add its repository

add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
apt-get update
apt-get install amarok
apt-get install phonon-backend-xine

Installing Amarok 2.4 on Fedora

You can install Amarok’s latest version on Fedora via YUM,

yum install amarok
yum install phonon-backend-gstreamer
Install Amarok on Ubuntu/Fedora
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