Amarok 2.4 Beta 1 Brings A Basket Of Features
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 7 December 2010 at 01:29 PM EST. 17 Comments
KDE Software Compilation 4.6 is set to be released in January and coming alongside that will be the Amarok 2.4 music player release. KDE SC 4.6 Beta 1 came late last month, but now Amarok is joining the Christmas party with its first 2.4 beta release. It brings a basket of new features, thanks in part to the contributions made this year with the Google Summer of Code project.

Highlights of Amarok 2.4 include trans-coding support, a brand-new (completely rewritten) music collection scanner, support for writing back tags to music files (such as the album art covers, number of play counts, etc), a mass-tagging user-interface provided by Musicbrainz, Apple iPod Touch 3G support, compatibility with other newer media players / music devices, a new applet for guitar and bass tab information, and other new applets and improvements.

Amarok 2.4 Beta 1 is codenamed closer and its release announcement can be found at Overall this looks like a very nice update to this open-source KDE music player.

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