**Update** Added some Amarok on windows screenshots :)
For those who don't know about Amarok, Amarok 2 is the free cross platform music player, with support for album art, lyrics, Wikipedia and last.fm integration.
Amarok 2 is not out yet as it is going to be released with KDE 4.2 sometime in January 2009 before KDE 4.2 :) in 1 to 3 months, Amarok team released beta 2 few days ago, Amarok 2 is cross platform i.e. available for Mac, Windows & Linux (:D). As my Arch installation was screwed up so I'm on Kubuntu, they have a nice repository to try nightly builds of Amarok/KDE4 (project neon), following screenshots are bit old as they are taken from my Arch Installation.
It supports Last.fm integration, Jamendo, Magnatune, Shoutcast Radio service,Mp3tune service etc...
the best feature I like about Amarok2 is Dynamic Playlist.
for collection and statistics it uses MySQL embedded
Lyrics script fetches lyrics as soon as you play the song
First of all something about myself, I'm Ravi Vagadia. I'm from Amreli a small city in Gujarat state of India. I'm currently doing BS.c. Computer Application (Final Year :P) and I'm (was?) a hardcore Windows user, I've been using Windows from around 10 yrs. I would like to express my views on KDE 4 (Open source Desktop Environment for Linux/Unix based operating systems). I have been distro swapping since past 4-5 years and finally settled on Arch Linux which is fast, stable and not bloated like some other popular distros.
K Desktop Environment version 4 (KDE4) was released on 26th January 2008 after many delays and was criticized for its bugs and many incomplete features although it was developers preview release and was not targeted towards general users. However, KDE 4.1 (current stable version) which was released in July 2008, addressed most of the issues and is usable for general desktop users.
Amarok is a popular free audio player based on the K Desktop Environment. Right now, it's available only under Linux and other varieties of Unix, although the Windows version is to be released soon. There has been much talk already about how it is the best music management software. However, not many amarok users are aware of the powerful scripts that can be used to extend its usability further.
Amarok includes many useful features by default. Supported scripts and plugins, providing a huge new range of functionality, complete the package to bring you your ultimate music solution.
I have listed only some of the large number of scripts, ones I found especially useful for the average music lover. The whole list can be seen at the official Amarok Scripts Page.
Instant Messenger Support
Displaying your song information to your friends is the easiest thing to be done through amarok. Pidgin users can install the AmarokPidgin script which includes the broadcast of a variety of information in…
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UPDATE: sorry ppl as i was not able to update blog, my PSU stopped working and i didnt care to repair coz i have exam till 27th So I will update this place till 30th this month :)
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