Saturday, October 16, 2010

Help support Amarok!

Amarok is THE KDE audio player, a wonderful application that has grown enormously in the last few years. It is clearly a favorite among Linux users and surely we would all like to see it grow better even faster. Roktober is an initiative that Amarok developers put in place so that they can get some help with the inevitable expenses a project of such size requires.

As a high level preview of what's to come, Amarok developers already shared some of the upcoming features/enhancements:

For Amarok 2.4 (planned for early 2011) and upcoming releases we have planned:

* transcoding, so you can transfer files to your media device in the right format
* UPnP support
* Playdar integration
* spectrum analyzer
* completing the Amarok handbook
* many more exciting features and improvements!

If you enjoy Amarok and would like to see it get better and better, think about helping the project via a donation. There are Paypal and Google Checkout links available for your convenience.

Go ahead and add your two cents!


  1. Thanks for spreading the word! I hope your readers will contribute, and continue the ripples out to the edge of the pond. :-)

  2. Hi,

    My Toshiba laptop has Ubuntu 10.04 installed.
    Speaker/Headphone not working in that. When the headphone/speaker jack is fully inserted i hear no sound. When it is partially inserted, i hear sound from both headphone and the laptop speaker.

    Checked in net and came to know that driver (ALSA) needs to be updated. I don't know how that driver can be updated. Let me know how this can be resolved.