Our favorite music playing application is not iTunes. It’s Amarok. And as the first beta version of 2.4 shows, Amarok development is going on at a breakneck pace.
Besides some interface tweaks Amarok now has a mass tagging UI, a new applet for guitar tab and bass tab information and a calendar applet for upcoming events. It’s also now completely compatible with post iPod Touch 3G iOS devices. Last but not least, Amarok can now write information directly to the music files and it can also transcode the said files into any format.
Amarok 2.4 is likely to be released sometime near KDE 4.6 and will probably be the default Music Playing Application for Kubuntu 11.04.