Amarok is the best mp3 player for Ubuntu 10.10/10.04/9.10 or any other Linux Based operating systems such as Linux Mint,Fedora,OpenSuse..So this post is aimed to help novice users in installing Amarok on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) but actually the procedure is almost same for other platforms.Amarok has lot of features like Dynamic Playlists,Context View,scripts,database importing…. with an intuitive user interface(UI).

how to install amarok in ubuntu

Installing Amarok on Ubuntu 10.10

step #1 : Open Ubuntu Software Center(Applications->USC)(or Synaptic Package Manager(System->Administration->SPM)).

step #2 : Now search for ‘amarok’ and click on install button(or mark the box and click on Apply with package manager) to begin the installation procedure,enter the login password if you are prompted for authentication.

step #3 : …Wait for the installation to complete(it won’t take much time..).Now you have to enable the support for mp3 files by installing the following packages – Open Terminal(hit CTRL+ALT+T) and Type the commands – (followed by your ubuntu login password,if required)

sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg

then open it from Applications->Sound & Video->Amarok.

step #4 : That’s All…rediscover your music,with Amarok!!

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