Amarok

Audioplayers

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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!

Herbyman

11 years ago

Amarok is stupid, it's ugly, it doesn't even know what to do! Don't try it!

Sorry, but since today this ugly piece of software tells me to install some restricted codecs (k3b and mpeg). No matter what i do - it continues telling me to update my system (Jaunty 9.04).

It's the worst player i have ever used and now i will jump to another, less ugly and buggy player.

Amarok wants "installing packages for extra multimedia functionality" ?

Amarok needs a kick in the arse now to jump of off my harddisk asap ...

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ArneBab

11 years ago

Uh... k3b is no restricted codec. It's KDEs disc burning program.

I don't really know why your distro puts that into restricted...

I'm sorry you don't like Amarok. For me it's the best thing which every happened to my music - and I tried many other programs, including the mpd daemon with mpc or pympd as frontend.

Nothing ever managed to beat Amarok - neither in looks nor in functionality.

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krlvorster

10 years ago

Sorry mate - you are biased towards Amarok. A2 sucks - it has messed up my tags, can't find album art, can't find the right lyrics (because it messed up my tags), etc.

Before you go off on a tangent, I have a music collection of almost 16GBs - and now I have to manually retag all of those, just to get A2 to work properly?

Methinks KDE is heading over to WinShit's way of doing - releasing half-arsed, bug-filled software just in order to be seen to release software.

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lesserdevil

11 years ago

I don't have the time to help the community by reporting bugs. Every app I've used in KDE 4.2 crashes, some sooner rather than later. I'm using openSuSE 11.1. I went back to openSuSE 11 and KDE 3.5 and everything worked fine again.

I really, really wanted everything in KDE 4.2 to work properly. I went back to KDE 4.2 and awaited updates, hoping some of my most important applications would be straightened out. I use Amarok more than anything else, because no matter what I'm doing I have music on. Few updates have come. Amarok still glitches out like crazy.

If Amarok just worked right I could deal with all the other bullshit. I'm still hopeful... I can't help but think some of this is also openSuSE problems. [sigh]

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BorgQueen

12 years ago

Given that KDE 4.x is, itself, slightly unstable, one can't assume that amarok is the actual problem. Its also possible that amarok is a victim of some, as of yet, undiscovered bug in kde 4.x, or a bug in the given distro itself as well.

Also given the amarok devel's track record of producing a superior app, odds are its just a transition problem, the kind others are also experiencing.

Just thought I'd mention the obvious.

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epunk

12 years ago

The look and feel of Amarok are great, but as far as functionality goes, its a total bust in my book. After 2 weeks of trying to figure out why every one of my CDs skipped and getting failed connections to streaming music over 75% of the time, I decided to give it the old un-install. The fact that it would regularly and spontaneously crash while minimized and not active didn't help either. Not thrilled with how 2.0 is looking at this point either unfortunately, but I'm hoping by some stroke of luck it'll end up looking good and actually work once in a while for me. Let me like you Amarok, I really do want to!

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Guinness

12 years ago

Well, you can count me out.

The poor thing can't even play a CD without skipping. Luckily there's KsCD.

It often has trouble even connecting to streams (no problem with Xmms).

But, hey, it sure has a lot of nice and useless animations.

Rather than "rediscovering my music", I'm rediscovering the other players after trying Amarok.

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bugmenot1234

12 years ago

Works great here with both CDs and mp3s, sucks to be you.

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Kraftman

12 years ago

Of course it works great. It's sad that many morons blame Amarok just because of their stupidity - some don't have codecs installed etc. Streaming is wonderful in Amarok 2, I can't say the same about Rhythmbox. When Amarok 2 will support queuing it will be the best player. Thanks devs!

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steevie

13 years ago

Hi,
first of all, thanks for this wonderful player!
I wanted to bring your attention on this (small) issue.

Scenario:
I' running Amarok 1.4.5 on kde 3.5.6, latest updated a couple of minutes ago on a Kubuntu 7.04. I listen to a shoutcast stream.

Issue:
When I use the context sidebar and click on "Artist", the search on wikipedia is not for the artist, but for artist + title.

It always happens, no matter which stream I listen to. I don't know whether this is an amarok issue or depends from the way info are sent in the audio streaming.
If I listen to a CD or mp3, everything works correctly.

Anyway, this won't keep me from using amarok!

Greetings from Italy,
Stefano
PS: I apologise if this has already been reported, unfortunately I have no time to read all the comments/discussion

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phx

13 years ago

does Amarok supports cue sheets?

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petercruickshank

13 years ago

This program is so professional, it is one of the reasons to respect KDE.

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jipumarino

13 years ago

Did the Hide Menu option go away?
Thanks for this new release.

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nhnFreespirit

13 years ago

Yup, the "hide menu" option was removed due to a large number of users inadvertently hiding it and not knowing how to restore it. We have had several of these users a day on the IRC channel.

- Nikolaj

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krj

13 years ago

It's not first time when dumb majority is the cause of feature removal. Sad but true. However, this option should be hidden somewhere. That would be nice.

I hate this menu bar... :/

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krlvorster

10 years ago

How about the developers write a decent help? Then the "dumb majority" will have no excuse.

I for one is getting sick of this half-done KDE releases - I am still trying to find helps and manuals for programs that I have been using since 4 releases ago...

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ZdadrDeM

13 years ago

Is there the possibility of enabling the "hide menu" option in a config file?

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nhnFreespirit

13 years ago

gotta be careful with the back button....

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nhnFreespirit

13 years ago

Yup, the "hide menu" option was removed due to a large number of users inadvertently hiding it and not knowing how to restore it. We have had several of these users a day on the IRC channel.

- Nikolaj

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benpro

13 years ago

Best MP3 player/manager.

Thanks to the amarok team ;)

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jaegerschnitzel

13 years ago

I really like amarok, but there are two minor things, that I'd like to see (or I just haven't found them yet) concerning sorting the songs:

I have several songs, whose album is unknown. However, from the same artist I have songs that belong to albums. I am sorting by "genre, artist, album". The files with unknown album are inside the (virtual) album "Unknown". But I would like to see them directly under the artist's name (just to save one click every time I want to play a song from an unknown album). This means: Sorting by "genre, artist" when album unknown, and by "genre, artist, album" if it is known.

Second thing: I have some soundtrack albums, where the titles are played by different artists. This means, sorting by "genre, artist, album" is useless, it should be "genre, album" (if I want to be able to play a whole soundtrack). Is it possible to set sorting somehow individually for each genre?

Thanks for your great app!

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CryoGenFX

13 years ago

Hey, i've been wishing for that first thing a while myself, I second this strongly

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hds

13 years ago

on AMD64 gentoo.

any clues why? nice to have for radiostations, that send via rtsp.

strange, because mplayer plays them fine, even without using win32codecs. AFAIK it used fmpeg/faad.

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josjoslyn

14 years ago

Until recently I was only an occasional user of Linux(RH, SuSe, Ubuntu, Fedora), my preferred platform is Mac OS X. Now in addition to the Mac I'm using Mandriva2007, and extremely happy with this distro. Unless you are an absolute "techno-freak" it offers - to my mind - the best user-friendly "way-in" to the Linux platform.

Anyway to my point, Multimedia had often been a failing aspect of all Linux distro's(and to be honest in some areas there is still quite a way to go). Amarok is the best of the bunch of the packages delivered with Mandriva, it is stable, quick, & look's good. I imported a 34GB music library from my Mac(after first of all creating a separate library then converting from AAC to MP3). It achieved this without a single problem, and my music immediately available.

Great work guys!!! .......... How do I get this to support my iPod?? (the only failing aspect)

Jos

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mesman00

13 years ago

it works great with ipod. check the amarok homepage and forums/faq.

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