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.
- 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