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Amarok does not start

I run Kubuntu 18.04 for about 1 year now. 2 months ago, Amarok suddenly stopped working. Every time I try starting it, I get this windows: If I try starting it form command line, I get this error ...
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Why was Amarok removed from 19.04 repositories?

Is there an official explanation somewhere? I understand that it's maybe not maintained enough but what is the exact reason? Did something stop working? What are the parameters by which a project is ...
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Amarok in kubuntu 19.04

I just have upgraded from kubuntu 18.10 to 19.04 and I found Amarok player has disappeared! How could I install it again? Thanks!
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I want to see the current track playing in Amarok from the system tray

Amarok sits in the system tray, and offers controls for the player. However, to see what song is playing, I have to open the player itself. I cannot find how to, or if it is possible at all, to show ...
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Amarok 2.9.0 does not recognize CD drive Kubuntu 18.04

I am aware that 18.04 has changed the default music player to VLC and not Amarok, but I was hoping perhaps that somebody might know something about it nonetheless. So when I try to run my funky fresh ...
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Amarok 2.8 High Memory Usage in Kubuntu 16.04?

On a brand new install of Kubuntu 16.04 I have noticed that Amarok is the biggest memory hog right from the start with 450Mb. The same Amarok version on Kubuntu 14.04 uses only 75Mb. Any hints or ...
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Rhythmbox starts muted at launch. Changing volume has no effect on playback

Rhythmbox has recently started malfunctioning on my ubuntu 16.04. It always starts muted and changing the volume(system volume or the volume control from rhythmbox) has no effect whatsoever. I am sure ...
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Media keys do not work on Amarok

in previous versions of Ubuntu, media keys used to work on my computer to control Amarok. But they don't anymore. The play/pause button works for Totem. A have already checked the shortcuts ...
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Amarok doesn't play any songs

I've recently installed Kubuntu 15.10. After adding my local library to amarok, it doesn't play anything. Double click on a song does nothing. No errors etc. Playing songs/video in VLC is working ...
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Having problems with music players

I tried using Rhythmbox, Amarok, Audacious and Foobnix but have the same issue. When I open my computer and try to listen to songs that was on the playlist before, I always get a warning saying '...
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Set bitrate for automatic recoding mp3 in Amarok

I have a portable audio player that has limited set of audio decoders. It's a Sandisk Sansa View with 32 Gb of internal and 32 Gb of external capacity. The version of my Amarok is versie 2.8.0. I am ...
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Transfer music to ipod

I've been trying to add music to my ipod nano from ubuntu with no luck. I've tried Amarok, kgtpod and Banshee all with the same result: I can add music to the ipod in the program, and it seems to ...
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Remove remote playlists from Amarok

I've just installed KDE to test it, so Amarok too. And this player tries to fetch some remote playlists. Even after removing all Internet services plugins, three providers remain: CoolStreams, Free ...
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How to change the default appearance of amarok in Ubuntu 14.04

I started using amarok initially when i used Kubuntu and since then I've not seen any reason to drop it, so i switched to Ubuntu and installed amarok but the only problem i have is that i don't like ...
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Write tags from collection to files in amarok

Sorry if that question is a bit peculiar but is there a way in amarok to have it write back the tags from its database to the files composing its collection? I ask because on my dual-boot machine ...
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Android Network remote controls for clementine and amarok not connecting

so a while ago, I could control both Clementine and Amarok with the respective RC apps for Android. And now I can't. I've left the port as it was, and put in the IP address which I found in "network"...
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Amarok and MusicBrainz Audio Fingerprinting

Amarok 2.8 supports searching MusicBrainz by an audio-fingerprint. However this feature doesn't seem to work for me -- for example if I remove the ID3 tags from a known song and click on "Get Tags ...
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Importing iTunes library in any Ubuntu music player

I'm trying to migrate my iTunes library, in particular the ratings, to Ubuntu. I've tried various music players but so far had no luck. Clementine doesn't have anything to import iTunes ratings, ...
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All Ubuntu media players crash upon connecting iPod. How to fix?

So I just downloaded the latest Ubuntu (14.10) today. I've fiddled with it somewhat and everything is running fine except that every time I try to use my iPod with a media player, it crashes the ...
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Way to play only songs that were last played before a certain date in amarok

I want to make a dynamic playlist in amarok (version 2.8.0-0ubuntu3) which plays songs that I haven't heard in a while, for example should it contain only songs that were last played in 2013 or ...
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What music player works with ipod nano 7th generation?

Does anyone know of a music player that supports the ipod nano 7g? I know amarok doesn't, and I haven't had any success playing around with rhythm box or banshee. Any suggestions for how to get these ...
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Music player that supports multiple genres

Is there a music player for Ubuntu that either supports multiple genres or has a plug-in to support them? Say I have a song with the genre "Metal/Instrumental" (the separator isn't really important). ...
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Amarok doesn't start after qt4-related ubuntu updates (from raring-updates)

Last Monday I updated my Ubuntu 13.04 and there were a bunch of qt4 related updates. (I don't know how to have a list of the updated packages which isn't taking a screenshot of Ubuntu Software Center "...
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How to set iPod tracks to remember playback position

I've tried using Banshee, Amarok, and Rhythmbox, and so far I've been unable to set the "Remember Playback Position" property of some files. In iTunes this was done through the "Get Info" menu but I ...
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Video support in Amarok

It seems that Amarok is supposed to have support for listening to Youtube videos as a music source: http://amarok.kde.org/fr/node/502 I cannot find this feature in the "Configure Applets" button's ...
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Ubuntu SDK conflicts with Amarok [duplicate]

Apt removed Amarok after installing Ubuntu SDK due to dependencies conflict. Now when I try to reinstall it again i get this message is7yx@is7yx-Satellite-L305:~$ sudo apt-get install amarok Reading ...
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What extra packages are needed by Amarok to transcode to MP3?

I'm using Amarok 2.6.0, on KDE version 4.9.3, on Kubuntu 12.04. I would like to be able to copy my music onto my MP3 player (in this case, my iPhone 3), but to transcode the tracks as I copy them over....
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Clementine skips songs on ubuntu 12.04

So I've installed Clementine and it seems to be skipping songs with an error message "Failed to parse stream". I've tried Amarok, but it does the same. No idea what to do here. Any help would be ...
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No media player working except VLC by an ordinary user

I am using ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on my machine. Now a days as anormal user whenever I try to play any media player on my system except VLC, the system simply hangs for about 10-15 minutes and throws an ...
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Amarok only shows 6 tracks even though there's way more than that

I'm using Amarok 2.5.0 on Kubuntu 12.04. Only 6 tracks show up in my local collection, but dynamic mode plays all the tracks in my collection as it should. How do I get all the tracks to show up in my ...
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How can I empty Amarok's media collection?

Much to my dismay, Amarok defaulted to adding all audio files in my entire home folder to its local collection — without my permission. The local collection is now full of uncurated garbage. How can ...
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Is there an Amarok scope for the music lens?

I'm searching for an amarok scope for the music lens for a while now but could not find anything, not even a project. Anybody got something working? I use amarok as i love the dynamic play lists and ...
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Can I connect to iTunes music shares using Amarok?

The Amarok manual claims: Amarok automatically shows the tracks from the server in the Media Sources -> Local Music pane and no further configuration is required. But Amarok did not automatically ...
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How to install Amarok 1.4 on Ubuntu 11.10

I want to install Amarok 1.4 on Ubuntu 11.10. I have done it before on Kubuntu 9.10, through some additional repository, but I am unable to locate such a repository for Ubuntu 11.10.
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Reset Amarok version

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I tried Amarok. It was quite cool, but I wanted to try the latest version so I typed into the console: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get ...
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How to make AMAROK "see" my ipod 6Gen classic?

The problem: When I mount my ipod Classic, Amarok will not show it, there is no devices tab, too. The system WILL see the ipod, though, other apps - Clementine, Rhythmbox WILL see the ipod and read it ...
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Ipod scrobbling to last.fm?

The Amarok 1.4 series scrobbled the songs I played via ipod (and also had great ipod song transfer functionality). I've not been able to scrobble songs played via my ipod then synced to a media player ...
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Setting Amarok as default music app doesn't work right

I'm unable to find a setting to change the default music app in Ubuntu's dash home. When I uninstalled banshee the default music app changed to Mplayer.The problem is that when I press my media key(on ...
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Ignoring forcefully installed package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages? So I installed the good, old amarok14 package on Ubuntu 11.10 (Because there still isn't a music ...
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How to bind play/pause key to Amarok?

I have some play/pause, stop, next etc. keys on my Dell Vostro 1510. These interact with Banshee but don't with Amarok. How can I bind the latter to those keys?
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How to add Various Artists media to Amarok music collection?

I've recently started to use Amarok, it went smoothly for a while but now for some reason the collection's completely messed up. It seems that Various Artists albums are ignored or partly shown. Tags ...
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"apt-get --print-uris" to list URI for downloading extra functionality package for amarok,reqonk

Hello I do not have internet connection at my home. So i use "apt-get --print-uris" to list the http's and take it to other PC with internet connection and use wget to download them. I am facing ...
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How can I add Amarok to the launcher?

When I try to drag the Amarok icon from the dash into the launcher, the icon just disappears. How do I get it to stay?
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Amarok tool tips are just black boxes, Is it possible to fix it?

I use GNOME. I want to use Amarok, but tool tips are just black boxes in Maverick. Here's what it looks like: Is it possible to correct this by changing some settings or it is a bug? I saw this - ...
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How can I change the appearance of KDE applications?

I use Gnome. I want to change the appearance of KDE applications such as Amarok. The colors in Amarok don't match the rest of my applications. How can I customize them?
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How should I troubleshoot skipping audio?

I'm still at the "figure out what the problem even is" stage of troubleshooting. The symptom: Amarok is skipping every few minutes in an up-to-date installation of Ubuntu 10.10. What I've checked so ...
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