Amarok 2.0 released!

We are happy to finally get our baby out of the door. Read the release announcement here:, check abby’s screenshot tour and help us spread the word on digg, Twitter, your blog and wherever else you hang around ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย  This is just the beginning of a long journey. Join us on our way and party with us!

Amarok 2.0

26 thoughts on “Amarok 2.0 released!”

  1. Nice work! I really like the direction amarok 2 is taking. There are unfortunately a few features that I really miss from 1.4 (ipod support, queing and playlist filtering), but I’m sure you’ll get to those features soon enough. And I really like the new playlist and context view. I’m certainly going to follow amarok development closely.

  2. all in all a good release, but i don’t like the new context view. i don’t like to switch between different views there. and on one i can’t place all widgets i want to have. so i will stay with songbird

  3. Somehow amarok2 keeps rescanning my collection every 30 seconds. It also displays the OSD every 30 seconds. After 5 scans (2-3 minutes) my whole computer is instable, because there are so many collection scanning threads active.
    I need to kill amarok2 and restart KDE4, otherwise sounds is broken in other apps.
    Oh well maybe this should go into… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Great job,
    I have been using this since pre alpha. I really like the new design. I think you hear from people who dont like it, and the people who do dont say anything, so i wanted to say so. Looking back at amarok 1.4, it seems so windows 3.1 or 95 styled. The newer graphics go a long way to making it appealing to a wider audience. Also have been using the port for mac on my macbook, and I love the ampache plug in. That one more layer of detail makes all the difference in my view. All of my mac friends are like, what is that! great job

  5. So far, I am very impressed. I was never very fond of the old version, but this new one is really nice. The only two issues that are keeping me from adopting it full time are that it does not seem to be able to play Orb 2.0 streams (.pls, .aix, or .ram) like the old version did, and there is no song/artist information being displayed for radio/Shoutcast streams…

  6. Where is the old and good “configure and make” building process? I cannot compile the new release it gives me lots of cmaking errors. I truly miss the old and usual building method.
    I was so looking forward to build amarok 2.0 as version 1.4 truly has a very bad sound support and it always prevent always apps to use the sound system. I hope this is fixed in 2.0, but I cannot compile it. cmake says it cannot find a “kde_add_plugin” function. Please restore the “configure and make” building method.

  7. @Bob: Please see our wiki for compile instructions. If you still have problems please ask in our IRC channel or on our mailinglist.

  8. I’ve tried since december and I really want to like it but 2.0 just plain sucks compared to 1.4 – I’ve migrated back. Sorry.

  9. Hi Lydia!

    Besides the good news I have to say: Great music taste! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Coole Mucke ๐Ÿ˜‰

    GrรผรŸe aus dem Schwabenland
    Markus vom Ubuntu-Team

  10. There are many competing media players, and they have their pro’s and con’s.

    What we the users need is a simple, uncluttered audio player that is easy to use, and interfaces with remote controls and multi-zone delivery systems.

    Above all, AUDIO QUALITY should be the primary consideration.

    A good equalizer is essential.

    I’d also like to see a digital crossover system through which bass mid and treble can be separated within the player, and transmitted to discrete amplifiers and directly connected drivers. That would be cool.

    I use amarok as my hi-fi source, on a media center with SPDIF out.

    Digital into pre amp, analogue to power amp.

    I shall neither move to Amarok 2 or Jaunty until the equaliser is functional.

    Looking forward to it


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