Amarok

Audioplayers

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Description:

Amarok is a audio-player for Linux, Unix, Windows and Mac. Its interface uses a powerful "browser" metaphor that allows you to create playlists that make the most of your music collection. We have a fast development-cycle and
super happy users. We also provide pensions and other employment benefits.

"Easily the best media-player for Linux at the moment. Install it now!"
- Linux Format Magazine


FEATURES

* Quick and simple drag and drop playlist creation
* Music library
* Automatic cover art download using Amazon services
* The unique and powerful context view
* Automatic play-statistics generation
* Full lyrics download
* Full Last.fm support
* Integrated Wikipedia support
* Streaming from any KIO source
* Crossfading
* Podcast Support
* OSD for track changes
* KDE integration

Amarok is smart, it's sexy, it's clever! Try it out today!

carl0ski

15 years ago

that actually happened to me somehow 4 times

Amarok 1.1 worked fine i installed 1.3
it crashed (instant)when accessing arts.

i removed it and installed 1.2.3 it did the same back to 1.1 same again :S
removed them all
updated arts to 1.4.1

oh and installed 1.3 again and it worked straight away :S


mandriva Linux cooker 2006

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bagpussnz

15 years ago

Can anyone get to amarok.kde.org? I've tried from USA, NZ and Australian websites . It resolves, but won't connect.
(I want to get the svn source).
Great App!!

Ian.

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paleo

15 years ago

Indeed, website is down. I migrated to a new , more reliable server. IPs changed, so the nameserver records need updating. It's up to the KDE sysadmin to update the records :)
Sorry for all the inconvenience

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Kormac

15 years ago

Apparently the site is moving to a new server.
If you want to access the amarok SVN you could follow the instrucions for SVN on k3b.org but change the name k3b for amarok in each of the lines where it occurs :)
Good luck!

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FXartist

15 years ago

I cannot access the website either. Does anyone have an alternate link or know why the site is down?

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krionius

15 years ago

Keep up the good work. It is getting cooler and smarter, and very usable.

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teser

15 years ago

Hi...I can't download the mp3's informations from musicbrainz...I've the button blocked :(

By the way

amarok is amazing...
amarok is the best media player ever existed
amarok :D

lalala
(lol...a crazy moment)

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asdex

15 years ago

Don't use the Suse-rpms (they disable musicbrainz support (at least with their Suse 9.2 packages) , use the RPMs from Guru (http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/ )

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teser

15 years ago

I installed it from the source... I'm using a portuguese distro based on suse 9.2 and KDE 3.4. In guru's RPM site there aren't rpms of amarok-1.3 for kde 3.4 and suse 9.2 :(
I'll wait for the next builds :p

Thanks
[]

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Ekardnam

15 years ago

I think you need some libs... libmusicbrainz?

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madpenguin8

15 years ago

libtunepimp

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Yaba

15 years ago

Please get rid of the amazon cover retrieval. Although it's nice, it's very annoying that covers are deleted after 90 days. What about Google images? Juk is handling this better.

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tryfan

15 years ago

Agree. The Amazon lookup seems slick, but in the long run I find it mostly irritating since it does badly on non-American artists.
A combination of Amazon and Google would be great, but if I had to choose, I would prefer Google.

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madpenguin8

15 years ago

Add --disable-amazon to your configure options, it's that easy.

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Ajarad

15 years ago

nice, but sometimes it crashes ...

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catmandu

15 years ago

I've had alot of experience with it trying to figure out why it keeps crashing.

Boy does it crash. It crashes with almost every breath I take. It is that crazy.

Well, actually, it is a problem with the coders feeling it is not their responsibility to 1) identify exactly which libraries, etc they were using when they developed it, 2) a lack of responsibility when it comes to trapping errors when those libraries don't match the version they were using to develop it.

The problem with the crashes are exactly that. The developers are NOT taking the time to trap the errors that may be generated by 3rd party sound systems. For instance, the user may choose gstreamer and they may also have alsa and arts installed. Choosing any one of those 3 will cause amaroK to crash wildly if it isn't the right version of gstreamer. Yes, you heard it correctly. If you are using arts or alsa but have the wrong version of gstreamer and you choose to not use gstreamer instead choosing arts or alsa, the program will wildly crash.

This is caused mostly by not documenting and trapping the errors or the lack of proper data structures being sent back by the external sound engines.

The problem that makes this 1000 times worse is that the admin on the amarok.kde.org are inpertinent and tend to attack the users, almost reminding me (and others it seems) of meglomania.

They are rude and will attack you when you report the problems and as of the majority of problems listed, even in their specific forum for asking for help, they don't actually help instead they act contrite and attempt to ridicule and demean you.

This is my experience and my opinion.

The answer to most crashes is to go to the gstreamer home page and download the appropriate gstreamer engine. Keep it up to date.

My suggestion for the developers is to get off your butts and to add the proper trapping for these errors. Otherwise people will be extremely unhappy, and alot of us have been unhappy for a very long time. Posting that you have happy people is disingenuous as there are alot of unhappy people and it all centers around the fact that you won't trap these errors because you don't think it is your responsibility.

There's nothing like passing off the song to be played to these engines and then not watching to ensure that you are reading the right return values so you can properly play/display the song data.

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oggb4mp3

15 years ago

Uhm, do you think you are doing anything other than make yourself look like a bitter, vindictive fool. Whatever got your undies in a bunch over amaroK is not nearly as important as the freedom you will enjoy when you let go of your pain and anger.

On the other hand, since you are such a coding genius, maybe you could jump into the project and help out, perhaps by trapping a few of those errors you speak so fondly of. A 1337 coder such as yourself must have a few library routines for that sort of thing just sitting there waiting to get integrated into a cool app like amaroK.

Last release, when mxcl responded to your criticism so harshly, I felt a little uncomfortable, like he wasn't being fair, but seeing your ignorance displayed yet again in such a grandiose fashion makes me change my mind. He was spot on.

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seb

15 years ago

Markey - maybe we should just stop developing amaroK, catmandu isn't happy about the way we run things...

Catmandu - I'm not sure when you first used a computer, but it is not our responsibilty to make sure your hardware is compatible. We don't have all the hardware and time in the world. We code and give you amaroK for free.

amaroK provides a sound engine frame work in an attempt to allow the user to choose the backend they would like to use. This is the users responsibility.

It is ridiculous to state that we, as developers, have to integrate the sound system you choose with the hardware that you have. This should be the job of either you, or the developers of the multimedia backend.

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jojolecastor

15 years ago

Amarok is great and his playlist manager too.
But would it be possible to have a menu like the konqueror "copy to" and "move to".

A small example :

"move to playlist" :
->"myPlaylist rock.m3u"
->"maPlaylist 60's.m3u"
...


I think it could be an easier way to create and manipulate playlist !

thanks

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krionius

15 years ago

Amarok is very-very good, and gets better every release!

Smthng else: I spot that to edit id3 tags, pressing F2 works not in most circumstances. Other problem is, that only title of song can be edited with F2. Could it be improved somehow?

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l1nux

15 years ago

hi,
is the real media player for LINUX :)
but is need streamripper plugin, for record !!
is possible ?
Thanks.
my debian package here:
http://l1nux.free.fr/index.php?&direction=0&order=&directory=Debian/Multimedia
not need gconf... ;)

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catmandu

15 years ago

1) They don't provide downloads for distros except for those wanting to use the likes of apt, etc. They provide no link to the file itself even though they take the time to break it out by distro. Sad!

2) This program has always been tremendously buggy.

a) It is so bad that people have addressed the bugs on their web site and been lambasted by the admin on that site.

b) The changelog does not indicate that any of the bugs that I have done with their bug reporting tools have been fixed. Not a single one.

All I can say is that it is buggy and continues to be buggy and that they are not approaching it from the perspective of the user. As with most linux software it is being developed by and for the developer not for the users.

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madpenguin8

15 years ago

Your post is utterly ridiculous.

1) Package building should be maintained by your distro. We don't have the resources to build packages for every distro.

2) Maybe it's your engine that's tremendously buggy.

a) I can't say anybody would refuse a bug fix. Some bugs are more critical than others, also consider regressions.

b) What bugs? Like seb stated, minor releases are for the more important bugs.

So finally, why not offer some suggestions instead of just ranting. We have had many discussions, blogs, and forum posts regarding usability, so yes we do consider the user. Also, if you watch the developer's blogs, you'll find that feature adds for upcoming versions are discussed and are an excellent form of feedback.

And if all of these forms aren't your taste, we also have an irc channel #amarok on irc.freenode.org, we'll be waiting for your suggestions.

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catmandu

15 years ago

1) they don't provide downloads for distros except for those wanting to use the likes of apt, etc. They provide no link to the file itself even though they take the time to break it out by distro. Sad!

2) This program has always been tremendously buggy.

a) It is so bad that people have addressed the bugs on their web site and been lambasted by the admin on that site.

b) The changelog does not indicate that any of the bugs that I have done with their bug reporting tools have been fixed. Not a single one.

All I can say is that it is buggy and continues to be buggy and that they are approaching it from the perspective of the user. As with most linux software it is being developed by and for the developer not for the users.

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kmare

15 years ago

for me amarok is really stable.. the only prob I had was the lyrics not updating with live streams.. THAT'S ALL!!! and now they fixed it! THANX A LOT!!! you're such an ignorant and ungrateful as****!!! not only you're not helping sending PROPER bug reports, but you're also lying.. and that's much worse... A lot of ppl appreciate the program no matter which WM they're using.. there are MORE features than I could need and the UI is the more friendly I ever used...
A big THANK YOU to the amarok developers and I hope the best for them..

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