With its new 1.2 release, KDE-based media player amaroK becomes the first player to offer integrated support for Audioscrobbler. In close cooperation with the Audioscrobbler team amaroK developers have deployed exciting new ways to use the popular Internet service. Read on to learn about Audioscrobbler and new features in amaroK 1.2.
Audioscrobbler allows users to share music tastes with friends on the Internet, making use of automatically submitted song statistics. amaroK goes a step further than other media players and allows users to receive music recommendations from the site.
In contrast to competing players amaroK does not require a plugin to use this functionality. With the recently released amaroK 1.2 Audioscrobbler support comes built-in and easy to set up. Sunday's release of amaroK has already created buzz in the KDE community.
Also new in amaroK 1.2:
- Support for MySQL databases. Now you can keep your Collection on a remote
- The playlist has seen vast speed improvements.
- 10-band graphic Equalizer.
- Many usability improvements. We have made amaroK more accessible to new users and more comfortable for power-users.
- Automatic song lyrics display. Shows the lyrics to the song you're currently playing.
- Support for your iPod with the all new media-browser.
- On screen display has been revamped, now with optional translucency.
- Theme your ContextBrowser with custom CSS support.
- Support for the latest LibVisual library for stunning visualizations.
- Great new amaroK icon "Blue Wolf", made by KDE artist Da-Flow.
- Better compatibility with GNOME and other non-KDE environments.
- Powerful scripting interface, allowing for easy extension of amaroK.