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Amarok 2 Gets Music Video Support!


over the last few days I've been working on a video applet for Amarok 2, allowing you to view music videos directly in Amarok's new context view. Here comes the screenshot:

As you can see, the video is nicely integrated in our user interface, thanks to Plasma magic. This feature is especially handy for watching Youtube videos, and we're working on integrating it directly with our SeeqPod service, allowing to find and play videos from the net in the blink of an eye.

I'd like to stress though that this feature is strictly meant for watching music videos. We do not intend to turn Amarok 2 into a generic movie player! There won't be advanced features like full screen mode or DVD playback. So don't even try to convince us, I can assure you it's futile :p

So, Amarok 2 is and will stay a music player (and a very good one, we hope), but the addition of playing music videos complements our feature set nicely. Last not least I should mention that this feature is completely optional; you can enable and disable each applet separately.

Enjoy :-)