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[News] Amarok 2.0 Reaches Third Beta, Songbird 1.0 Reaches Release Candidate

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Ataksak - Amarok 2.0 Beta 3 released

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| It is that time again! The time where the world seems just a little brighter 
| and happier, the sun shines just a little warmer and even though (at least in 
| the northern hemisphere) winter is approaching fast, people are just that 
| little bit more friendly towards each other. Yes, this can only mean one 
| thing: it is time for another beta of Amarok 2.     


Songbird 1.0 Poised to Rule the Jukebox Roost

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| The first release candidate for Songbird 1.0 is now available and contains 
| all the features slated for the final release. Songbird, which is a free, 
| open source media player built on the same technologies underlying Firefox, 
| is just about ready to take on iTunes.   



There is a BBC in my Amarok

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| This script is now available from kde-apps.org or it can be automatically
| installed from within Amarok 2 by using the "Get More Scripts" button int the
| script manager.



Amarok 2 Beta 2 screenshot review

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| A few days ago the second beta of Amarok 2 was finally released. I have to
| admit that a year ago I was looking forward for the final release. But now…
| I’m not at all (I guess it is because of Songbird).
| Anyway, this second beta release is much more better than previous versions:
| it works really fast, and there are many new features. For example, the
| developers decided to use MySQL instead of SQLite, collection statistics,
| stop after this track and much more.


Amarok 2 Second Beta Released

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| The Amarok Squad is proud to announce the second beta release of Amarok 2.0.
| This release includes a lot of bug fixes and improvements, like the switch
| from SQlite to MySQL-embedded. The LibriVox service is back, as is lyrics
| support. Please read the release announcement for a detailed list of changes
| since the release of Beta 1 and more.


Missing features in Amarok 2

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| Not all of Amarok 1.4's features will necessarily return in Amarok 2. Many
| features will be ported over, a lot of new features will be added, and some
| old features will simply be dumped for good. Amarok 2 isn't simply a souped
| up version of Amarok 1, but it's almost completely a new program, and you
| can't expect it to work exactly like 1.x. If we wanted that, we could simply
| have taken 1.x and stuck a big "2.0!" logo on it, and be done with it.


Amarok, the music player that does it all

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| If you’re a big music lover, Amarok is definitely a program you should
| consider. It’s so terrific that I even had one friend who hates all things
| KDE admit that he used Amarok. So if you like doing everything you can with
| your media player, give Amarok a whirl.


amaroK: Music App for Linux Reviewed

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| 8 Reasons Why amaroK is Great.
| Personally, there are just so many reasons why I love using amaroK:
| 1. Album covers. One thing I love about amaroK is being able to
| easily "fetch" missing album covers with a few clicks of the mouse.
| 2. Suggestive listening. Some might even say it is creepy, how good the use
| of "Music Brainz" is within amaroK, but I enjoy it. Discover new music you
| have never even heard of and the chances are you will like it a lot.
| 3. Tracking your music habit. Dynamic playlists based on your own personal
| trends, statistics on what your favorite bands, songs and genres are.


First look: Amarok 2 alpha 1 looking strong

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| Despite some of the bugs and the weaknesses of the Plasma interface, Amarok 2
| is shaping up very well and is quite strong for an alpha release. It remains
| true to the vision that shaped its predecessor and delivers a feature-packed
| audio player that is aimed squarely at the power user. It rises above the
| iTunes mimicry that has become common among open source audio players and
| gives its users a truly unique experience.


Amarok 2: Visual Changelog

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| Amarok multimedia player is one of the best programs of its kind not only for
| Linux but for any operating system nowadays. It has been created as a KDE
| component. Most people hoped to have Amarok 2.0 included in KDE 4.0, which
| hasn’t happened. It’s hard to predict if it finds its way into KDE 4.1
| stable, but it’s still worth taking a look at the current progress of this
| great multimedia player

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