[ubuntu-uk] nice article on Amarok - caviat about ubuntu though

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Fri Jan 19 07:28:10 GMT 2007

This is a nice article about Amarok, and I will be keeping it and 
using it at a later date - I have not yet used my ipod much.

I was a bit surprised to see an adverse comment about ubuntu though - 
related to the function for ripping CDs:

[Playing, ripping, and burning CDs]
...... You can also rip audio from CDs using Amarok, providing you 
have the right KIO-slave installed. If you insert a CD, and then 
select the Files browser, Amarok displays the CD tracks and several 
virtual folders containing the CD tracks as MP3s, Ogg Vorbis, or 
FLAC-encoded files. These aren't actually on the CD; it's a virtual 
filesystem. If you copy the files into another folder, Amarok will rip 
the music to the appropriate format.

For some reason, this feature doesn't work in the Ubuntu/Kubuntu 
release of Amarok 1.4.4, even after installing what should be the 
right packages for the AudioCD KIO-slave, but it does work in Xandros 
and other distros.

Anyone know different?
If it is true, it would be good to get feedback to the appropriate 
team, which I would try to do when I get into using it. Unfortunately 
that is going to be a while yet though, certainly after april.
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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