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amarok 2.2.2

After 8 weeks of development, Amarok 2.2.2 "Maya Gold" has been released.

This is mostly a bug-fix and UI improvements release, but new features have been added too, such as the Custom Labels (these are actually reintroduced) which allow you to add your personal touch to your music. Another new addition is the moodbar, which you can use to change the progress bar to fit with your current mood: normal, angry, frozen or happy:


Other minor additions include:

  • Easy lyrics editing edit
  • Filter and sort your music by BPM (beats per minute)
  • The podcasts section has seen many new features and improvements
  • The inline playlist editor now also allows resizing of auto sized items that are invisible because fixed sized items already use up 100% width
  • Enhanced the playlist sorting breadcrumb items to separately highlight the order inversion arrow on hover
  • The automatic character set detection for tags has been disabled; it caused too many problems with legitimate UTF-8 tags. It can be re-enabled from Settings->Collection
  • Dynamic mode is now automatically disabled when replacing the playlist
  • The collection search filter now also searches for file names as a fallback

An important note before you upgrade: Amarok now depends on KDE 4.3.x and Qt 4.5 as minimum versions.

The next version of Amarok, 2.2.3 is scheduled to be ready at the beginning of March.

Download Amarok 2.2.2

Ubuntu 9.10 users can already install it from the Kubuntu backports PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports