KDE music player amarok has reached a new stable release. The new version 2.6 brings following new features:

  • A complete overhaul of the iPod, iPad and iPhone support including solid support for device playlists (however, underlying library, libgpod, still doesn’t support iOS 5 devices completely)
  • Transcoding for iPod-like and USB Mass Storage devices that complements transcoding for Local Collection
  • The Free Music Chart service is now activated by default
  • Embedded Cover support for Ogg and Flac files
  • Album Art support for tracks on the filesystem and USB Mass Storage devices
  • And of course numerous bug-fixes

Kubuntu Backports ppa has updated packages of amarok 2.6 for (K)Ubuntu 12.04.

Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to launch a terminal window and run following commands one by one to get the amarok 2.6:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install amarok