AmaroK 2.7.0 “A Minor Tune” Music Player Is Available for Download

The latest version of the AmaroK player can be downloaded from Softpedia

By Silviu Stahie on January 21st, 2013 08:15 GMT

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.
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