The Amarok Handbook

This documentation was converted from the KDE UserBase Amarok/Manual page.

Revision 2.8.0 (2013-08-13)

Amarok is a free, versatile and powerful music player for Linux® and Microsoft® Windows®, helping you to organize your music collection and rediscover your music. The current stable release is version 2.8 that brings back all the important features known from the 1.x series.


Table of Contents

1. Amarok: Rediscover your music!
2. Quick Start Guide
Getting started
Starting Amarok
First Time
Closing Amarok
The Amarok window
Default layout of the Amarok window
Using the Amarok window to manage and play your music
The Music Collection
The Media Sources pane
Setting up a collection
Adding Media Devices to the Collection
Ripping a CD into the collection
Accessing other media sources
Streams and Podcasts
Using the Content Browser
Playlists
The Playlist pane
Adding music to a playlist
Using the Toolbar
Manipulating playlists
Saving and retrieving your favorite playlists
The Context View
Default layout
Customizing the Context pane
How to deal with problems
Some of the music is being rapidly skipped over
After my iPod has been mounted, it is not shown in the Content Browser
After I have updated my collection, the additions are not shown in the Content Browser
Amarok cannot find the lyrics of the songs that I play
My question isn't answered here
GLOSSARY
Breadcrumbs
Collection
Collection Browser
Playlist
Script
Scrobble
Stream, streaming
Tags
3. The Amarok Window
Window Layout
Toolbar
Introduction
Main Toolbar
Slim Toolbar
The Media Sources pane
Navigation Menu
Local Music
Internet
Playlist
Files
Podcasts
The Context pane
Using the Context pane
Applets
The Playlist pane
Basic Playlist Manipulation
Context menu
Searching the Playlist
Sorting Levels and Bookmarking
Playlist Functions
4. Configuring Amarok
General
Local Collection
Import Statistics
Metadata
Statistics Synchronization
Playback
Configuring Phonon
Notifications
Database
Plugins
Collections
Internet Services
Local Collection Backends
Ampache configuration
Last.fm configuration
Magnatune Store configuration
MP3 Store configuration
mp3tunes configuration
Scripts
Generic scripts
Lyrics scripts
Scriptable Services scripts
Manage Scripts
Changing Layouts
Changing the Amarok Window Layout
Changing the Toolbar
Changing the Playlist layout
5. Organization
Collection
Collection Scanning
Search in Collection
Edit Filter Dialog
Organize Collection
Statistics Synchronization Between Collections and with Last.fm
Nepomuk collection in Amarok
Remote Collections
External Database
Working with Media Devices
Cover Manager
Browsing Covers
Fetching Missing Covers
Changing Cover Art
Tag Editor
Edit Tags Manually
Get Tags from MusicBrainz
Guess Tags From Filename
Transcoding
Interface
Transcode Tracks Dialog
Custom Encoding
Saving Transcoding Preferences
Pro Tip: Strip Audio out of Video Files
Script Manager
6. Playlist
Saved Playlists
Managing saved playlists
Playlist Filtering
Edit Box
Search Preferences
Queue Manager
How to Create a Queue
How to Edit the Queue
Dynamic Playlists
How the Dynamic Playlist works
Using a Dynamic Playlist
Defining Dynamic Playlists
A dynamic playlist in use
Using your Dynamic Playlist
A dynamic playlist in use
Automatic Playlist Generator
APG Presets Toolbar
Working with Presets
Using your Presets
7. Various
The Moodbar
Summary of Requirements
Usage
Installation
Moodbar File Generation Script
Troubleshooting
Supported Filetypes
Screenshots
Amarok on other platforms
Amarok on Non-KDE Desktops
Amarok on Windows
Amarok on Mac® OS X
Troubleshooting and Common Problems
Problems installing
Problems starting up
Problems Scanning, Sorting files
Problems playing files
Problems with collections on iPod etc.
Crashes and bugs
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Amarok?
What are the differences between Amarok 2 and the previous versions?
Installation
General usage
Questions about the Playlist
Playback Questions
Collection questions
General questions
Troubleshooting
Development questions
8. References
Menu and Command Reference
Amarok Top-level Menus
Amarok Menu
Contents
View Menu
Changing the Amarok Toolbar
Amarok Window Layouts
Playlist Menu
Tools Menu
Settings Menu
Help Menu
9. Keybinding Reference
Keyboard Shortcuts
Control from Console
KDE Global Shortcuts
Amarok Shortcuts
How to use Configure Shortcuts...
10. Credits and License
Program copyright
Documentation copyright
Licenses