Amarok can be installed by installing the amarok package. For example, using apt-get:
apt-get install amarok
Amarok versions currently in Debian
- The version in wheezy (currently stable) is 2.5.90-75-g47e75df (post 2.6-beta1 snapshot) at the moment.
- The version in wheezy-backports is 2.6.0 at the moment.
- The version in sid (unstable) is 2.6.0 at the moment.
- The version in experimental is 2.7.0 at the moment.
Amarok plays media via Phonon multimedia framework. You can choose either VLC, Xine (Debian stable only) or GStreamer Phonon backend. VLC backend 0.3.1 or later version is currently recommended (testing/unstable only) . In case of problems, try all backends to see which works best for you.
apt-get install phonon-backend-vlc
apt-get install phonon-backend-gstreamer
Xine (Debian stable only, deprecated in later versions)
apt-get install phonon-backend-xine
For more on Phonon, see the Phonon page.