Nov 062006
 

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Amarok is a sound system-independent audio-player for *nix systems. Its interface uses a powerful "browser" metaphor that allows you to create playlists that make the most of your music collection.

Install Amarok Music Player in Ubuntu

If you are using kubuntu 6.10 you will get the amarok version 1.4.4 packages so these are latest packages.If you are using ubuntu edgy eft you need to follow these instructions.

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following source list and save the file

deb http://kubuntu.org/packages/amarok-144 edgy main

You need to copy the key using the following command

wget http://people.ubuntu.com/~jriddell/kubuntu-packages-jriddell-key.gpg | sudo apt-key add kubuntu-packages-jriddell-key.gpg

Now you need to update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Now you need to install amarok using the following command

sudo apt-get install amarok

This will install amarok version 1.4.4 in your edgy desktop

If you want to open amarok go to Applications---Sound&Video---Amarok you can see this in the following screen

Once you select amarok you shoud see the following screen

If you click on fast forward it will start the amarok configuration for the first time You should see welcome screen and here click on next

Locate your music files and click next

Now you need to select the which database you want to use for your msic collection informatione store.I have selected mysql database with the required username and password and click next

Now you can see amarok configuration finished and ready for use and click on finish

Amarok Music player in action

Amarok Music player Version Details

Access iPod with Amarok

If you want to access your ipod with amarok you need to go to settings---Configure Amarok you can see this in the following screen

This will open up the following screen here you need to click on Media Devices on your left and click on add device button on your right you should see the following screen here you need to select the option "Apple iPod media device" under plugin to use,enter the name of the device and enter the correct destination of the device (/media/ipod) and click on ok

Now you should see the following screen here you need to click on apply and press ok now your ipod should work

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 Posted by at 9:46 am

  4 Responses to “Install Amarok 1.4.4 Music Player in Ubuntu Edgy”

  1. There’s a pipe missing in the gpg command

    wget http://people.ubuntu.com/~jriddell/kubuntu-packages-jriddell-key.gpg | sudo apt-key add kubuntu-packages-jriddell-key.gpg

    is correct.

    Thanks for the instructions, didn’t think amarok wouldn’t update automatically in Edgy. Why is 1.4.4 not in the repositories?

  2. thanks llan i have corrected that and i think edgy is having lower version than this

  3. 1.4.3 is in the repositories, 1.4.4 was released very recently. Aside from bug fixes there were a few major changes such as Magnatune’s streams directly available to the user.

  4. thanks !! very helpful post!

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