GLOSSARY

Breadcrumbs

This is a way of navigating a hierarchical file structure; on Amarok near the top of the Media Sources pane. Starting at the Home folder level, it shows how deep one has navigated into the file system. When you have gone to a particular place in the file system, you will see all folders at a higher level. In Amarok the > links between folder levels allow you to find out what alternative folders are available at a particular level. The breadcrumbs are an efficient mechanism to navigate the whole file system on your computer.

Collection

All the sound files that Amarok has compiled in the database. Your collection may vary in size and composition of music tracks, depending which external devices (such as audio CDs or portable players with music) are connected and mounted on your computer.

Collection Browser

This is in the Media Sources pane for your Local Music section and shows you the list of the music that you have in your collections. The Collection Browser allows you to search and sort your track lists by various id3 tags.

Playlist

A selection of tracks from your collection that you wish to play. Some portable music players have predefined playlists that are likely to differ from your Amarok playlists.

Script

Amarok plugin to extend functionality. Scripts are available from SettingsConfigure AmarokScripts. Add more lyrics sources, more streaming stations, save covers to your album folders, burn CDs from playlists, etc.

Scrobble

To scrobble a track means that as you listen to it, the title of the track and artist are sent to a Web site such as Last.fm, where the information is added to your profile.

Stream, streaming

Like 20th-century radio stations, Internet radio stations send out streams of content. One can find music, news, commentary and opinion. Many streams can be accessed through Amarok, either through scripts such as Cool Streams, or individually added by menu, PlaylistAdd Stream.

Tags

The information about each of the tracks you listen to, e.g. album name, track title, composer, artist, year, etc. There is a standard called ID3 for including this information on audio CDs. You can edit the tags of individual tracks within Amarok if the file permissions are correct.