Amarok

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Introduction

Amarok is a music player and organizer for Linux with an intuitive Qt interface.

While it integrates very well into KDE, Amarok may take a little longer to load under GTK-based desktop environments like Gnome or Xfce, especially if Compiz Fusion is running. After it loads, the interface is very responsive, so it shouldn't be a cause for concern. For a very similar GTK-based music organizer, you might try Exaile.

Amarok 2.x has not yet and will not implement all features from Amarok 1.4 [1], so if you are not satisfied with the new version and would rather have the old one back, refer to that article.

Installation

Extra repository

The developers of Amarok currently recommend using phonon-xine over the more buggy gstreamer as backend [2], so make pacman install the wolf with:

pacman -S amarok phonon-xine

KDEmod repository

Users of KDEmod will want their Amarok builds.

Customization

Integration with Gnome

See here for visual integration of the main GUI.

Scripts and applets

New Scripts and applets can be found either directly from within Amarok or with the kde-apps.org search, when you select the right type.