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Amarok

Let me just be the 57th person to blog that I like Amarok. A lot. Best audio player ever, and like many Linux users I've tried a lot. XMMS, BMP, MPD + lots of clients, Rhythmbox, Quod Libet, Banshee, some others I'm probably forgetting. Clearly Amarok is better than Winamp (especially modern-day Winamp). And I like Foobar2000, but I think Amarok beats that too. Automatic lyric fetching and album cover art downloading is the greatest thing ever. Among other things.

I have no problem with the addition of Magnatune. My concern is: if Magnatune disappeared tomorrow, would Amarok still exist, and would Amarok still work? I can see no reason why the answer would be anything other than "Yes", so who cares? And as per their motto, I do think Magnatune looks like the least evil music store I've seen. It's a worthy goal to promote it. I haven't found much music on there that I like, yet, but I'll keep looking.

November 02, 2006 @ 3:07 AM PST
Cateogory: Linux
Tags: Music, KDE, Amarok

4 Comments

Yams
Quoth Yams on November 02, 2006 @ 1:05 PM PST

Can it play .mpc lossless audio? XMMS/BMP can. :)

Brian
Quoth Brian on November 02, 2006 @ 4:26 PM PST

Possibly. It uses xine as its backend.

John Buckman of Magnatune
Quoth John Buckman of Magnatune on November 02, 2006 @ 7:32 PM PST

I do think Magnatune looks like the least evil music store I?ve seen. It?s a worthy goal to promote it. I haven?t found much music on there that I like, yet, but I?ll keep looking.

What kind of music are you into? Maybe I can recommend something...

-john

Brian
Quoth Brian on November 03, 2006 @ 2:28 AM PST

Metal mostly. German metal in particular. I did find some Celtic music on Magnatune that I liked.