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Clementine – Attractive cross platform music player based on Amarok 1.4

Amarok 1.4 was arguably one of the best music players produced during recent years. Then sometime around 2008, the Amarok team decided to migrate the code base to Qt4 and so came a new Amarok 2. The 1.4x series was abandoned and no longer supported. 

Amarok 2 was written from scratch and was essentially a new software. However, it was not well received by many users because it had less features than what was present in version 1.4. Although Amarok has improved with each new releases some users still consider Amarok 1.4 to be the best release of Amarok ever.


This is where Clementine drops in. This multiplatform, attractive music player is inspired by Amarok 1.4. It comes with all the major features that were included in Amarok 1.4x series including searching from the library, radio stations, integration with last fm, batch tagging of media files and so on. Clementine’s best feature is that it runs on all the major operating systems – Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

Here are some of the things I like about Clementine.

  • Adding music to the library is almost instant. The player does not waste time importing music to the files, which most players take ages to complete depending upon how large your collection is. Most music fans have massive collection.
  • Tabbed interface allows you to quickly switch between the library and disk folders view. The radio stations is on another tab.
  • Tabbed playlist lets you organize multiple playlists and keep them on different tabs.
  • There are two different Stop buttons – stop immediately and stop after this track.
  • Cover manager lets you quickly replace covers, load new ones and fetch missing covers from the Internet.
  • Transcode music into MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC on the fly.
  • Pretty desktop notifications and integrates with Growl for Mac.

Whether or not you have used Amarok before, you will like Clementine.


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