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Amarok 2.4.2 Beta 1 “Nightshade” Is Released

Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux and Unix, MacOS X and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before – and it looks good doing it!

To install Amarok 2.4.2 open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install amarok

Amarok Homepage

Changelog for Version 2.4.2 Beta 1

Made Amarok compile with the Clang LLVM frontend.
Enable drag and drop on collections to copy/move within Local Music and directly from the playlist. (BR 223400)
Added KNotify scripting interface. (BR 260750)
Make podcast episodes download filename configurable. Patch by Sandeep Raghuraman. (BR 155075)
Automatic scrolling in lyrics applet (Thanks to Jan Gerrit Marker)
Option to scrobble composer as artist to (Thanks to Nicholas Wilson)
Option to hide the OSD if another window is taking the full screen


Again write back ratings only if option is selected.
Moved the queue-editor action to the main menu under playlist to save space. Queue editor now has a shortcut: Meta+U.
Removed the redo action from the playlist toolbar to make it less wide.
Made some playlist toolbar actions collapse into a menu button for use on small screens.
Removed the statusbar. Moved progress info & messages to the Media Sources dock.
Removed the preview button and checkbox from the organize collection dialog.
General user interface cleanup (addition of browser widget backgrounds, etc.)
Removed the add button in the context toolbar. Applet explorer is opened on config.
Easier to understand Dynamic playlists
Made Amarok depend ffmpeg-0.6 or newer.
Use KImageCache if possible (kdelibs 4.5.0 and later), which should reduce the number of cache-related crashes.


Don’t let the album applet freeze Amarok for ages on track change. (BR260810, BR277021)
Fixed cover fetching from Google Images. (BR 275265)
Fixed a crash in the equalizer dialog when selecting “Off”.
Fix finalization of track copy process to media device collections. (BR238912) Patch by Tommaso Falchi Delitala.
Fixed crash on MusicBrainz search. (BR 274956)
Avoid crash in ContextView when accessing Plasma::Applet::view(). (BR 258741)
Fixed playlist tooltip getting too tall for multiline comments. (BR 256038)
Made equalizer keywords (dB,kHz,…) translatable. (BR 263572)
Made equalizer preset names translatable. (BR 263596)
Fixed runtime error reporting of scripts. (BR 207409)
Fixed “Happy” moodbar theme. (BR 264432)
Fixed crash for invalid scripts trying to be stopped by the manager. (BR 268917)
Fixed collection menu items ordering. (BR 207007)
Fixed top level podcast location setting. (BR 263736)
Fixed double-clicking in collection using left-handed mouse setting. (BR 272360)

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