The latest release of the popular music player Amarok includes a preliminary version of the Nepomuk Collection plug-in, a meta data system used for organizing, searching, and rating music tracks. It also implements statistics synchronization between music collections and the music web site Last.fm
Amarok is a feature rich, state-of-the-art audio player for Linux and integrates with desk top environment KDE. One of Amarok's strengths is its ability to manage large music collections, allowing you to keep track of and select files in a variety of ways. You can generate file trees organized by year, genre, artist or album, and you can search for specific titles.
It includes tools for transferring music to iPods, and for playing and burning CDs. A context browser displays information about the track currently being played, including cover image and lyrics.
With this software you have the capability to freely define the layout of the user interface components, which includes superimposing components, and using tabs to bring components to the foreground. The program automatically connects to external storage devices, such as USB drives.
There is a video clip applet for searching for video clips on the Internet and playing them. There is also and Upcoming Events applet, a Similar Artists applet, and a photo applet for displaying the photos of the artists whose music is currently playing. You can access podcasts as well as the Amazon MP3 store.
More information and download links can be found on the Amarok home page.