Install Amarok 2.8.0 Powerful Audio Player in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13/and Other Ubuntu derivatives

Amarok is a powerful player with an intuitive user interface for Linux and Unix, MacOS X and Windows. It plays your favorite music and discover new music from local drives easier than ever before, and also looks good!
Amarok's interface uses a powerful "browser" metaphor that allows you to create playlists that make the most of your music collection. Amarok has a fast development-cycle and super happy users.

Features of Amarok Player:
  • A fancy audio analyzer visualization applet.
  • Quick and simple drag and drop playlist creation.
  • 10 band equalizer.
  • Power management awareness with a pair of configuration options.
  • Performance optimizations and responsiveness tuning all over Amarok.
  • The GUI layout can be reset to default, if you want to go back to the original view.
  • Local Collection and Collection Browser.
  • The database is also created if the home directory contains non-ASCII characters.
  • The Nepomuk Collection also shows track numbers.
  • Music library (built-in sqlite or MySQL),
  • Multiple backends supported (GStreamer, xine, NMM, MAS and aRts).
  • Automatic cover art download using Amazon services.
  • The unique and powerful context browser.
  • Automatic play-statistics generation (iRate style).
  • Full lyrics download.
  • Full Audioscrobbler support, and crossfading.
  • Visualisations with libvisual.
  • Streaming from any KIO source.
  • Fully configurable OSD for track changes.
  • The Audio analyzer visualisation: the widget is configurable by right click on it and it sits prominently under the Current Track widget.


Changes in version 2.8.0:
  • Changes:
    • The Jamendo service now uses a higher quality MP3 format instead of Ogg Vorbis.
    • Added an option whether adding tracks to playlist should start playing.
    • Amarok now depends on Qt 4.8.3.
    • Amarok now uses FindFFMpeg.cmake from kdelibs
  • Bug fixes:
    • Don't reload Wikipedia applet content if artist/album have not changed. Patch by Frank Meerkoetter .
    • Jamendo service: Albums are now downloaded directly instead of going via BitTorrent. This is far more reliable and also supports on-the-fly transcoding.
    • Work-around Solid UDisks2 backend bug that caused USB Mass Storage devices and iPods not being recognized when connected before Amarok was started. Also fixes a bug where blank devices would appear in Play Media dialog.
    • Definitely fix a bug where storing credentials in plain-text isn't offered when KWallet is disabled.
    • Radio streams from scripted services are now instantly playable.
    • Recently Played List widget now keeps its own time for tracks instead of relying on the Last Played statistic.
    • Prevent hitting an assertion failure if just removed track from the Local Collection is edited.
    • Fixed a regression introduced in 2.8 Beta where tracks in the Local Collection were sometimes forgotten and then found again.
    • Fixed invalid SQL queries when you have files or folders with an apostrophe in your collection.
    • Fixed organizing/copying/moving tracks to Local Collection on Windows.
    • Various usability improvements for the applet toolbar.
    • Removed broken Apply button in applets' settings dialog.
    • Fix incorrect colors in Context View toolbar when switching themes.
    • Many fixes for various bugs with switching desktop color themes at runtime, including OSD, spectrum analyzer, collection browser.
    • Avoid updating the MPRIS2 Metadata between tracks.

To Install Amarok Player in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
Source: Amarok
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