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Amarok 2.5 has been recently released and is now available in the Kubuntu Backports PPA for Kubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot users.

Amarok 2.5 comes with a many improvements like re-written USB Mass Storage support, GPodder.net podcast synchronization, many iPod plugin fixes as well as an integrated Amazon MP3 store.

Other Amarok 2.5 changes:
  • Auto-save the playlist so that it is not lost if Amarok crashes
  • Last.fm neighbour / friend avatars are now loaded on demand
  • Ability to disable or enable browser widget backgrounds
  • Tracks can now be dropped in Saved Playlists' empty area to create a new playlist
  • Ability to make TagGuesser presets
  • Total rewrite of Automated Playlist Generator algorithm
  • Improved the playlist synchronisation feature
  • iPhone 3G (and perhaps later models) should be correctly recognized by Amarok now
  • Fixed various crashes for Wikipedia applet, MusicBrainz search, Qt 4.8

See the complete Amarok 2.5 changelog, HERE.

Install Amarok 2.5 in Kubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

To install Amarok 2.5 in Kubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, open a terminal and copy/paste the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install amarok

Note: the PPA provides only Amarok and an Amarok dependency for Kubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, however, in the future you may get backports for other KDE applications / packages too.

For other Linux  distributions or Windows, see the Amarok download page.