Ubuntu :: Amarok Upgrade - Export Lyrics From Amarok 1.4 And Import Them In Amarok 2?
May 17, 2010
For the last few releases, I've remained with Amarok 1.4, but now that I've deemed Amarok 2 stable enough, I've upgrade, however, the lyrics to my songs (which I put in a lot of effort in downloading), are not reflecting. Is there anyway to export lyrics from Amarok 1.4 and import them in Amarok 2?
Amarok 2 added a lyrics panel. Current version: Amarok 2.2 (kubuntu karmic).I have never been able to get any lyrics to display. Once in awhile, the lyrics panel displays "*/", but that's all I get. I tried very popular songs (e.g. More Than A Feeling - Boston) and even looked it up on lyricwiki and verified that it was there.
I have Ubuntu installed on my laptop, and I have some CD's that I need to burn. I have to use Amarok since Rhythmbox and Banshee don't recognize the songs on it, they just say "Track 1" (instead of the actual name of the song). Amarok recognizes the songs, but won't import as mp3. In fact it only imported a couple of the songs, not the whole CD, even though it recognizes the songs. How can I get Amarok to import my CD's, or get Banshee and Rhythmbox to recognize them?
I connect my iPod to the computer, open Amarok, and select the "Copy To -- Local Collection" option. I have over 2,000 songs on my iPod, but only 638 are imported. There is no rhyme or reason to which songs are imported and which are not.
Individually selecting the unimported songs and attempting to copy them is unsuccessful. I have followed the multimedia installation guide to the letter with success.
I installed Fedora 12 i386 on my system, and I am using the Gnome Desktop. I used a terminal and installed Amarok via yum install amarok and got it to install; however when I try to load the darn thing it doesn't load at all, what could be the problem and how can I fix this?
I looked at amarok 2.3 and i want to upgrade it from 1.4, but i looked at the amarok site and it said the amarok in Debian Lenny will always be 1.4? Is this true and if not, is there a way i can update it manually?
I am running openSUSE 11.2. I decided to give it a try on KDE 4.4 and, after the upgrade, I've noticed an inconvenience regarding Amarok. It is no longer able to play from the web. I've captured a log (amarok --debug) from the event, but I don't know where to post the file.
completed the first of my five pending Lucid upgrades a few hours ago, the upgrade progress went real smooth. SoI have been checking various apps to make sure they are working ok after the upgrade, and noticed that Amarok will not show its notification (tray) icon in the usual place after the upgrade. This is a pain because normally one would launch Amarok, select a playlist/album whatever, than close the window and skip tracks whatever using the tray icon. Did a bit of googling and found a bug in launchpad it's because Amarok draws a custom icon instead of passing a bitmap, or something, but cannot locate the bug again now. I then tested Rhythmbox and found the same issue.
Summary: a long-working config involving a 1st-generation Ipod Touch with v1 firmware, Ubuntu, and Amarok 1.4 stopped working when I upgraded to Lucid.
A few years ago I was given a 1st-generation Ipod Touch, running the original v1 firmware (I never upgraded to the v2 firmware because v2 wasn't jailbroken at the time). I took it to a friend's place to activate and jailbreak it with her Mac laptop (I didn't have a Mac or Windows machine to install Itunes on; have been Linux-only for many years). Once jailbroken, I was happily able to use it with Hardy, Amarok 1.4, and ipod-convenience (which supply ipod-touch-mount/ipod-touch-umount).
This continued through upgrades to Intrepid and Jaunty. I didn't care for Amarok 2 in Jaunty, so I installed Amarok 1.4 from the ppa someone else made available. I continued to use it through Jaunty and Karmic, without any problems.
Last week I upgraded to Lucid. Syncing Amarok 1.4 to the Ipod Touch no longer appears to work; the Ipod fails to recognize any music transferred onto it (standard "No Music - you can buy music at Itunes" error screen), so I presume this is a libgpod/hash error. I have the FirewireGuid properly set in the .../Device/SysInfo file, as I always have.
Every time I use the Amarok Ipod "connect" function (which runs ipod-touch-mount) it tells me no valid Itunes db was found, and asks to initialize the db. I can then transfer music to the Ipod, and successfully disconnect, but it's not recognized on the Ipod after a respring or reboot.
I've tried RhythmBox and gtkpod briefly with no luck either.
Relevant installed packages:
Code: ii amarok14 2:1.4.10-0ubuntu3~ppa5 Amarok 1.4 series ii amarok14-common 2:1.4.10-0ubuntu3~ppa5 architecture independent files for Amarok
Edit: a little more info: after I let Amarok initialize the Ipod Touch and transfer a song to it, the iTunes.db that gets created on the Ipod is 0 bytes long. I presume this is the source of the problem, and indicates something is going wrong with libgpod's creation/editing of the db.
what I should do from here? I've tried removing the DB by hand, but it makes no difference - the subsequent operation to initialize the db results in the same 0-byte file.
Just finished installing Kubuntu 10.04 and already got in trouble .. Amarok refuses to play any of my music ( the fun part is that it doesn't give me any messages, too .. it just skips the playlist entries, one by one till the end ).
I'm on Ubuntu 9.10, and I installed Amarok 2.2 when it came out. It's proven buggy and unreliable, and I want to try 2.3 now. How do I install it? I tried adding the repository using the command found here, but when I went into the update manager to try to update it, the option was grayed out.
I'm having some issues with Amarok not displaying songs in the "local collection" as well as not shutting down properly. I see that I am running 2.3.0. If I run apt-get upgrade amarok I get a message saying nothing was upgraded. But I see on their website that 2.3.1 is the current version. I'd like to try to update to the current version, but can't seem to find the right repository to add. Anyone know who I might be able to achieve this?
I'm trying to use Amarok with last.fm. I am a member there but I haven't played any music there yet. I've tried signing in with Amarok, and it says that I signed in successfully but when I try to see my "stations" (My Recommendations; My Radio Station) I get this error message about having to be a paying subscriber to see or play my lists. I've also tried signing in from the website and then trying it in Amarok (the website plays music just fine, btw) but that did not help. KWallet keeps popping up too saying that there is no running wallet and do I want my info saved. At first, I kept saying "no" and canceling that but after trying a few times, I allowed KWallet to save my login info as text. I still can't see any lists. Are there any dependencies that Amarok uses for this last.fm service?
I would like to play the MP3 files that are stored on my Linkstation NAS through Amarok but I can't get Amarok to play them. The only way I can get the files to play is through Dolphin or to copy them to my local drive and play them from there.
Does anyone know how I can get the files to play through Amarok? I thought it would be easy seeing as I can play movie files from the NAS using Dragon Player and edit photos stored on the NAS using GIMP. Why won't Amarok play ball?
the problem is Amarok cant play these files so i dont have them in collection till i dont give here password, so amarok must again Scan all the files (about 6000 songs) and it takes long and i want to know any way to skip this.
i just installed amarok 2, but it has that kde4 default look, not the gtk.. As far as I understood kde4 apps should have gtk2 theme applied, which I tested when I installed Clementine (amarok14 port for qt4). but for some reason amarok2 won't look like gtk?
Amarok's gone silent on me. It used to work fine until recently, even though I haven't done anything I can think of to change this apart from routine software updates.It is only happening to me.Other users on the machine are OK.I can play sound from other applications including Kaffeine, Skype and Audacious. The problem occurs with all file types I have tried, namely mp3 ogg and mpc.
Amarok looks like it's playing when I click play, in that the playback process bar is working and the time elapsed is displayed. Amarok appears as a client in the PulseAudio manager. The only thing I can see that might be odd, apart from the silence, is the big button near the top, level with and the same size as the play/pause button. I can't remember what this button is for. The symbol on it looks odd, as if an animated symbol for volume adjustment got caught on one particular frame. Clicking on this button does nothing either visually or functionally
How can I install Amarok 2.3.2 (recent version) in Ubuntu? I downloaded the source file and looked at the README file. It says I need to have some dependencies before installing. But since Amarok is for KDE, it would be frustrating to get all the dependencies correctly in Gnome. Or is there another way to do it?
I just made the switch back to Ubuntu from Kubuntu. Now I'm having problems running my favourite KDE app, that's Amarok.
Amarok regularly scans my collection, no problems with that. When I try and play any tracks they're not playing and Amarok scrolls through the playlist without playing anything. No error messages are displayed either (although I remember once I got some message related to phonon).
I have removed an album from my hard drive and yet Amarok shows that album in my collection. Neither right-click > delete, nor rescanning library helps. What to do to remove this obsolete data from the collection?
I've had problems with Amarok in the past (ancient Egyptian curse?), but now I'd really like to install ver 2.x.
I'm running Intrepid Ibid and just don't have the time to upgrade to Koala yet. So I've update my /etc/apt/sources.list using what's on Amarok's website and run apt-get update. Naturally, no errors. When I try to run apt-get install amarok, I just get the annoying 'amarok is already the most current version'.
I've tried installing the backport/legacy version (night something? Night train?), but it can't find amarok-nightly. (apt-cache search doesn't turn it up, either). I've installing from source but even though I have all of the required libraries, it still errors out.
I found that I need to do sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg.But when I do that It finishes with an EULA that I cannot say ok to, the only thing I can do is exit the terminal and I believe that is preventing the libxine1 package from finishing the install.I cannot play audio in any of the programs that come with ubuntu either.
I have just installed Fedora 12 KDE, which is kinda new for me as I have previously worked more in Ubuntu and/or Gnome.I have the MP3 codec from Fluendo and I would like to use it in Amarok to listen to my music. I use the MP3 format because my iPod shuffle does not understand OOG.Does Amarok use Gstreamer out-of-the-box or do I have to change something somewhere so I can install Fluendo and have it picked up? Or do I have to do something else (possibly dirty) to be able to play MP3s?Along the same thread, will this allow me to rip CDs to MP3 format as well?