Enable Moodbar in Amarok Music Player

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Amarok is a sound system-independent audio-player for *nix systems. Its interface uses a powerful “browser” metaphor that allows you to create playlists that make the most of your music collection.

Moodbar in amarok it shows you the "mood" of a track, which you can then use to figure out when something interesting happens in the song.

Preparing your system

You need to install all the compilers using the following command

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Now you need to install the libraries and required program

sudo apt-get install fftw3-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer-editor gstreamer-tools gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

Install Moodbar in Ubuntu

First download moodbar using the following command

wget http://pwsp.net/~qbob/moodbar-0.1.2.tar.gz

Now you have moodbar-0.1.2.tar.gz file you need to extract using the following command

tar -xzvf moodbar-0.1.2.tar.gz

Now you need to go in to the directory and compile

cd moodbar-0.1.2

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix gstreamer-0.10`


sudo make install

This will complete the installation.

Now you can open Amarok and go to “Settings -> Configure Amarok” and from “General“, select “Use moods“. There are three different colour moods to choose from.

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2 Responses

  1. Dee says:

    Worked a treat, thanks.

    Now if you could post how to reliably rip mp3’s from a CD seeing as Sound Juicer has an annoying bug where things freeze and don’t save when trying to edit profiles in Feisty.


  2. anon says:

    I followed the instructions, but then moodbar would not work for mp3s, but would work for other types such as ogg. I then installed gstreamer0.10-plugins-good as well, and it worked.

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