How to Install Amarok 2.8 in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, Linux Mint

August 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

amarok 2.8.0Amarok music player has reached version 2.8.0. This simple tutorial will show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint 13, 15.

According to the developers of Amarok, users can now add the Tracks from the Recently Played List widget directly to the application, the Jamendo service now uses a higher quality MP3 format instead of Ogg Vorbis, the player now depends on Qt 4.8.3, and much more. Read full changelog

Install Amarok 2.8.0 via PPA:

The Kubuntu Backports PPA has updated for Ubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 users. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Then update and install:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install amarok

Amarok 2.8.0

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