Installing Amarok on a CentOS system

If you would like to have a free and open source, cross-platform, music player for use on a Linux system, Amarok , which was created by Mark Kretschmann, provides the capability to play various audio media files, such as MP3, FLAC, Ogg, AAC, etc. It also allows you to stream online music from services such as Jamendo, Shoutcast, etc.

To install Amarok on a CentOS Linux system using the yum package management utility, you will first need to configure the system to check the EPEL repository for packages. Once you have done that, you can issue the command yum install amarok from the root account to install the software. The details for the package are shown below:

$ rpm -qi amarok
Name        : amarok
Version     : 2.8.0
Release     : 19.el7
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Fri 12 Aug 2016 09:02:31 PM EDT
Group       : Unspecified
Size        : 18819138
License     : GPLv2 or GPLv3
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Thu 17 Dec 2015 07:55:03 PM EST, Key ID 6a2faea2352c64e5
Source RPM  : amarok-2.8.0-19.el7.src.rpm
Build Date  : Thu 17 Dec 2015 09:54:43 AM EST
Build Host  :
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager    : Fedora Project
Vendor      : Fedora Project
URL         :
Summary     : Media player
Description :
Amarok is a multimedia player with:
 - fresh playlist concept, very fast to use, with drag and drop
 - plays all formats supported by the various engines
 - audio effects, like reverb and compressor
 - compatible with the .m3u and .pls formats for playlists
 - nice GUI, integrates into the KDE look, but with a unique touch

In addition to using the rpm -qi amarok command to query the installed version of the software, you can also issue the command amarok --version at a command line interface, e.g., the Bash shell prompt.

$ amarok --version
Qt: 4.8.5
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.8
Amarok: 2.8.0

Once it is installed, you can start it by clicking on Applications then selecting Sound & Video then Amarok. Or you can start it from the command line using amarok &.



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