Amarok is “the” multimedia application to listen to your favorite music. You can organize your music into collections, get information about recordings such as artist, lyrics, album covers, and more. We only describe its essential features.
Figure 4.1, “amaroK's Main Window” shows the main interface components of Amarok:
Browser. This displays various information depending on the function selected using the tabs at its left.
Playlist. Where the files to be played are shown. Right click on any file to access a menu allowing you to play the file, remove it from the playlist, etc.
Play Controls. Amarok's play controls are “standard” audio equipment ones: Previous/Next Tracks, Play, Stop. The Play button doubles as a Pause button too.
Volume Control. Slide it right to increase the volume and left to decrease it.
The Collection browser allows
you to view and organize your entire music collection. To start building a
collection, simply copy files to the
inside your personal folder, then choose → from Amarok's menu to update
the collection with the files you added recently.
If you added files from removable devices (such as a USB key or an external hard drive), make sure they are mounted at the same location as when you originally added them to your collection or Amarok won't be able to find the files they contain.
The playlist browser lets you roam your playlists and podcasts. To create a playlist, simply drag tunes into the playlist, then choose → and give it a name. To add new podcasts, click the button, select and add the podcast's URL into the dialog.
You have a slider for each input source of your sound card. The most important one is the leftmost one (labelled Master, Front, etc.) which controls the general volume. By right clicking on each slider, you have extra options such as Split Channels, Muted, Hide, etc.