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Old 27th December 2008, 06:18 PM
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aTunes, a replacement for Amarok

i just figured out, how to install aTunes mediaplayer on Linux Fedora 10 with Gnome

for those, who want to replace amarok by aTunes, i wrote this small tutorial.

aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems, ...

Currently plays mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4 and radio streaming, allowing users to easily edit tags, organize music and rip Audio CDs.


Required Software:
java's jre (Java's Runtime Edition)
http://www.java.com/en/download/linu...ww.java.com:80
Choose the selfextracting RPM, see instructions for installation.

aTunes:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/atunes/
Choose the file called aTunes_1.11.1_installer.jar

Installation Process:
login as root
browse to the directory where you downloaded the software
install by: java -jar aTunes_1.11.1_installer.jar

Follow up the instructions

Configuration - Gnome)

Chose icon:
http://www.techmanifesto.com/archive...icon-timeline/
choose an icon of your choise, and save it
Open gimp, and open the icon jou justed saved.
Scale it to 48x48 ( image>Scale Image, and change number to 48)
Save it, with a name like itunes.png or whatever
move the .png, as root, to the directory /usr/share/pixmaps

Add menu entry
right-mouse button on fedora-menu-icon>Edit Menus
Select Sound and Video
Select new item
Name = aTunes Media Player
Command = sh /usr/local/aTunes/aTunes.sh
Icon = Choose new icon from /usr/share/pixmaps

Atunes has got NO databes with mysql support at the moment

Save, and enjoy

Last edited by bd54338rre; 27th December 2008 at 06:25 PM.
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Old 26th July 2009, 03:20 AM
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How to Use VLC as engine?

Firstly, I love your short Tutorial. It saved me quite a bit of stuffing around.

Secondly; I have aTunes up and runnning. But I only have xine or mplayer as options to select as engine. Do you, per chance, know how to specify VLC as the preferred engine?
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