Amarok

  • Version

    1.4.8
  • Date Added
    (to site)

    April 9th, 2008
  • Author

    The Amarok Team
  • License

    GNU General Public License (GPL) (?)
  • Description

    Amarok is the music player for Linux and Unix with an intuitive interface. Amarok makes playing the music you love easier than ever before – and looks good doing it.

    Amongst its core features are the following:

    Album covers – Amarok utilizes your existing album covers and displays them nicely in Context browser. If you do not have a cover, Amarok can download the appropriate one from the internet.

    Lyrics support – Amarok automatically downloads and stores lyrics for your songs, thanks to the advanced and flexible scripting system.

    Wikipedia integration – Amarok is one of the first applications to feature Wikipedia integration. Tons of information about your favorite artist is just one click away!

    Contextual information – the Smart Context browser will give you a quick view on your currently played music, and suggest similar tracks that you might like.

    Statistics – Easily track your music habits with a flexible and powerfull rating browser.

    Last.fm integration – Amarok can submit information about your played tracks to your Last.fm profile, thus letting you use rich set of Last.fm features, like statistics, charts and more. Use Amarok to listen to Last.fm internet streams, which follow your music taste.

  • Platforms Supported

    Linux
  • Website

Amarok

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  • Overall

    4.17

Installation ★★★★★
Features ★★★★★
Usability ★★★★★

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Square Bottle
Apr 9th, 2008, 1:35 pm | #

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Easily my favorite music player on any platform. I can be content using other players (there’s not really a whole lot to fault Exaile, iTunes, Foobar2000, WinAmp, etc with), but I’m just happiest with Amarok.

I think it will be interesting to see what happens when the next major version of Amarok is released for platforms other than Linux because I know how a lot of people are so entrenched with iTunes in particular that their minds won’t even be able to consider the possibility for a while. But then again, so many of us have gotten over the mental barrier and become pleased with Amarok already, so we’ll see what happens!

I hope that everybody who reads and hasn’t had a chance to use Amarok yet can be comfortable with the possibility that they may like it more, because it really is the best and it would be a shame to let a predisposition get in the way of discovering new things.

Two thumbs up and a hearty recommendation from me!

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Installation ★★★★★
Features ★★★★★
Usability ★★★★★

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