<img src="http://techgage.com/images/news/top_five_amarok_tips.gif" align="right" alt="http://techgage.com/images/news/top_five_amarok_tips.gif" alt="Top Five Amarok Tips"></img> Top Five Amarok Tips
June 19, 2007
By Rob Williams
Amarok is one of the best audio players for Linux, but there is a lot more it can do than just play your tunes. We are taking a look at our top five tips of things you can do with this amazing player. A part of the KDE suite of applications, Amarok has been around for a while.
It continues to be one of the most widely used audio players in Linux, partly in thanks to the fact that it's included in many distros. It was originally developed as a means to replace and outperform XMMS, and oddly enough it was those goals that made me first give it a try. Despite the fact that I've been using Amarok for a few years now, I continue to stumble on features I didn't know existed, and also easier ways of handling simple tasks.
In this short article, I will be relaying a few of my favorite features of Amarok that you just may not know about. I have to mention that depending on your distro or method or installation, some features may not be automatically available to you. Also, some of these features are more obvious than others, but might be largely ignored for those lacking investigative motivation ;-)
Music Streaming: There are numerous reasons why you should be interested in streaming music. It could be that you have more than one PC, but only one static location for the music. Or, you might have a small Linux rig that doesn't have sufficient hard disk space to house a large music collection. Whatever your reason, streaming music from another device is simple.