[gst-devel] amaroK 1.1 released

Mark Kretschmann markey at web.de
Tue Sep 28 01:12:53 CEST 2004

The amaroK team announces version 1.1 of the amaroK audio player

In our never-ending quest to provide the most pleasant and rewarding
music-listening experience we offer amaroK 1.1! So many improvements, five
keyboards were destroyed in its making!

Over the 1.1 development cycle we have been in close contact with our users
and addressed the most interesting and wanted feature requests. Here is a list
of the most important new features:

* Automatic album cover-art download with integrated Cover-manager
* Support for the Media Application Server (MAS) backend
* Welcome-wizard to help you get up and running quickly and easily 
* GStreamer-engine can crossfade and accept data from any KIO source
* Player-window adapts to the current KDE color scheme
* Extended tag-dialog with support for MusicBrainz and mass-tagging
* Cutting edge sqlite3 database for improved Collection performance 
* Playlist-browser for managing saved playlists
* Intelligent music-rating system
* Integrated and contextual K3B-burning options
* Systray icon displays status information (yay!)
* Current and thorough handbook with many helpful screenshots

The developers feel this is our best release yet. amaroK is fast, stable,
polished, fun and, above all, useful. We urge everyone to download the
packages available at http://amarok.kde.org and give it a try. We look forward
to reading your comments on our forum or on #amarok.

amaroK 1.0 was recently reviewed by Linux Format magazine in the UK, and
awarded 9/10 with a "Top Stuff Award", the article concluded: "Easily the best
media-player for Linux at the moment. Install it now!"

The amaroK team

amaroK is an audio-player for *nix, that focuses on easy playlist creation and
utilizes a powerful, soundsystem-independent design. We have a fast
development-cycle and super-happy users. We also provide pensions and other

WWW : http://amarok.kde.org
IRC : irc.freenode.net #amarok
MAIL: amarok-devel at lists.sourceforge.net

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