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Contents

Dedicated Amarok installer

current version: Amarok 2.8.0
All in one, Windows-like installer. It contains all required dependencies:

Installation from Windows KDE

This is recommended if you plan to use other KDE aplications like Kate or Okular too.

  1. Visit Windows KDE and download the installer
  2. On the mirror page select winkde.org
  3. Select Amarok
  4. Click on continue
  5. Start listening to music with your favourite music player

Debugging

If you have at least Windows Vista please try VSD, just copy it to your Amarok installation and run it in the command line
"vsd amarok --debug" to get the Amarok output.

An alternative to get debug output is DebugView but you can get a bit confused by the mass of output.

Snarl/Growl/Windows 8 toast Support

To enable Snarl or Growl support:

  1. In the Amarok settings dialog go to the section about Notifications and enable "Use system notifications"
  2. Start Snorenotify
  3. Then select your notification backend in the snore taskbar menu.

Version history

2.8.0

  • KDE 4.11.0
  • vlc 2.0.8
  • Compiled with gcc 4.8.1, previous builds where based on gc 4.4.7.
  • fixed importing of files to the Amarok collection
  • New solid backend, much faster detection of drives.
  • Support for network drives.

2.7.0-1

  • Fixed audio playback if no backend was selected before
  • Enforce uninstallation of previous Amarok installations

2.7.0

  • KDE 4.10.2
  • vlc 2.0.6
  • Amaroks settings are no longer written to the %APPDATA%\.kde directory but to %APPDATA%\Amarok, so the should be no more configuration clashes with other kde applications like digicam, calligra or kontact. To modify the location have a look on the bin\kde.conf
  • Fixed mysql db location
  • Disabled non working audio cd plugin

2.6.0

  • Amarok 2.6.0  ;)
  • KDE 4.9.0
  • vlc 2.0.2
  • support for installing the localisations
  • translated installer
  • Solid improvements so you will get basic ums support, no transcoding no file management, no audio CD support

2.5-2

  • KDE 4.8.0
  • vlc 2.0.0
  • phonon 4.6.0
  • phonon-vlc 0.5.0

2.5-1

  • Fixed playback of files with non ascii characters in the name

2.5.0

  • Amarok 2.5.0 ;)
  • KDE 4.7.4
  • New installer style and improved install/uninstall
  • New script for the portable package

2.4.3-4

  • Fixed the damaged mysql files caused by strip -s, which lead to a non working collection, it also caused the Avira warning for echo.exe
  • Removed version number from installation path

2.4.3-3

  • Fixed crash on listening to last.fm radio
  • New startmenu shortcuts

2.4.3-2

  • Fixed memory leak in solid

TODO

  1. i-pod support, building of libgpod is possible but device is not recognised by solid.
  2. ums recognition, fix solid
  3. upnp, sometimes the upnp collection is found but no tracks are available, most of the time upnp doesn't show up
  4. transcoding, work in progress, compile missing dependencies
  5. audiocd recognition, fix solid

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