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|Installing Amarok On gOS Rocket|
|Desktop Training - gOS Rocket|
Amarok provides a solution for users that want a place to connect their Ipod, build and manage a music library, newer versions even work with K3B, one of the top CD/DVD Burn/Rip applications.
To add Amarok to your gOS Rocket system simply select Applications --- Administration --- Synaptic package Manager.
This brings up the package manager. select the search icon in the center of the screen.
With the Find window up type in "amarok" and press the Search button.
Now we can see Amarok the file under the package column. The Ubuntu logo appears to the left.
After double clicking the Amarok file we need to confirm we want to mark this file for installation.
Now we see that both the Amarok file and the Amarok-zine file haved been marked, any required files will be marked for installation automatically. Select the Apply button on the toolbar.
Click on Apply the following changes.
Wait for the Synaptic Package Manager to download the file.
Now we can see that the changeds have been applied. Meaning that Amarok has been automatically installed.
If we look in the menu under Applications --- Sound & Video --- Amarok
We need to first complete the First-Run Wizard for Amarok. The first screen is a welcome message. Click Next. Or Skip to go right to Amarok.
The next screen allows us to specify the location of our audio files and music is stored at. You may find and select your location on the right side of the window.
Now we can change our database setup .
And we see a Contratulations message confirming we have completed the First-Run Wizard for Amarok. Click Finish when you are ready to use Amarok.
Here is our first look at Amarok.
A few features of Amarok.
This was nice because, like other features in Amarok, it worked pretty well. Although at first glimpse i assumed this feature would be very limited, it worked a lot better than i thought it would and i will continue to use it.
Where do you go to look something up online? Wikiepedia. Where do you go to look something up about your favorite band? Now just open your Amarok music software. That's right Wikipedia in your Amarok window just a few clicks away. This gives you instant pictures, links, and text from the almighty information source, Wikipedia.
Full Context Browser
Another features i would normally shy away from due to it slowing me down. I found the Context Browser useful in some areas like just to check what similar music is out there and other collection expanding options.
Although this isn't the kind of stats I'll be planning my future around, i do know it was nice to see this displayed accurately, and have many categories or options to choose from.
Many devices are supported by Amarok, My Ipod was a breeze, I went to Settings --- Configure Amarok ---Media Devices and then selected Apple Ipod. A few more devices that work are iRiver iFP and T players, Creative Zen and Nomad players, and generic USB and MTP players just to name a few.