Update: Music players are not all terrible

Friends, I have seen the light.

By far, the best music player I have ever used, Amarok is everything I ever wanted.

Low Resource Usage: check.

Easily Manages Large Library: check.

Built in Replay-Gain: check.

Global Hot-keys: check.

But wait…. there’s more!

It automatically fetches album art, lyrics, and similar songs and artists from the internet, in the background. It integrates easily with K3b for burning CDs. It apparently integrates nicely with iPods, but I wouldn’t know. Most importantly, it follows the Principle of Least Surprise, and it Just Works ©.

What’s the catch? As of now, it only runs on Linux. The folks over at KDE are working on a Windows version, but if you needed a reason to give Linux a try, Amarok is that reason.

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