AmaroK 2.7.0, a music player for Linux and Unix with an intuitive interface, has been announced by the AmaroK development team.
Under the tag line “A New Year, a new Amarok,” the developers of Amarok have launched a new version, 2.7.0, dubbed “A Minor Tune.”
Amarok 2.7.0 was initially scheduled for release at the end of 2012, but the community was on a roll and kept on fixing bugs. This means that a total of over 470 bugs were closed since the 2.6 release, of which exactly 100 are direct bug fixes (with a commit link). Over 15 feature requests were granted directly or indirectly as well.
Highlights of Amarok 2.7.0:
• Track dragging support has been added in the Unique Tracks tab of the Synchronize Statistics action; allows you to do a "diff" between collections and transfer missing tracks;
• Amarok now scrobbles tracks in streams if the stream correctly updates meta-data;
• When scrobbling to Last.fm, Amarok announces suggested tag corrections (configurable);
• The ability to scrobble recently played tracks from iPod (and the like) to Last.fm has been implemented;
• The synchronization of labels and rating between Last.fm and Amarok collections is now possible; play count can be synchronized one-way from Last.fm to Amarok;
• Support for Amazon MP3 in Italy and Spain;
• Support for reading and writing tags from/to mod, s3m, it and xm files has been added;
• It is now possible to add items to your shopping cart using amarok:// URLs;
• Use the context info applet to show further infos about a selected item;
• Files page has been made more intuitive by making Places the root view and significantly improving breadcrumbs behavior;
• Make dropping large directories into playlist more responsive by reading track metadata asynchronously in a background thread;
• Amarok now depends on Qt >= 4.8 and kdelibs >= 4.8.4.
Check out the official announcement for a complete list of changes and updates.
Download AmaroK 2.7.0 right now from Softpedia.