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Amarok 1.4 handled various artist albums really, really well. Every time I try giving Amarok 2 a spin, it fails miserably on this. This is the main reason. Also, it doesn't seem to recognise album art files in the same folder, only those embedded in the actual music file. Basically they got really distracted by lots of shiny things and lost the core ...
First create a smart playlist by choosing the playlist tab, then right clicking on "Smart Playlists", then give it a name, choose "Match Any of the following Conditions" and then enter "Rating" "is" "not rated". This will automatically be the entire collection + your search. If you want to limit this, to a smaller number, then create a new dynamic playlist ...
Did you set an environment variable to the VLC installation directory(C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC on my machine) as suggested in the post install instructions?
An example song URI for Magnatune for a paying subscriber would look like this: http://username:email@example.com/all/03--Massassi%20Morning%20Star--Ishwish_nospeech.mp3 Further details about the Magnatune API are on their [API page]. The documentation is sparse there, but you can download the "zip" files linked to there, which can XML ...
iTunes has Genius, which offers recommendations for your music. It's free, but you need an iTunes account for Genius to work. Also, keep in mind that iTunes is a resource hog.
Do you have a lot of hard drive activity while playing music? Since you're streaming music from the disk, a lot of other use of that disk could cause this. The other likely culprit is that there's something wrong with your sound backend. Did Kubuntu make the switch to PulseAudio? I've heard a lot of horror stories about it -- if it did you might want to try ...
There's sometimes a problem with the Xine engine and Ogg files. Can you play an Ogg file in Xine directly? If you get an error like 'no demuxer plugin available' try exiting all audio playing applications, then open up a console and type in the following command: rm .xine/catalog.cache Then restart Amarok and see how it goes.
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