What Makes Amarok the Most Popular Audio Player on Linux?
I used this player for about three years and I love it more and more, with each new release. Statistics show around 60% of the Linux users prefer Amarok over any other audio player. 60%! That's huge. This article lists 7 reasons for which I think this is the most loved audio player.
1. Powerful collection management
Over the years I tried many audio players, both KDE and GNOME, and even CLI ones like ogg123 or mpg321. But none of them could handle a collection the way Amarok can. It even includes an integrated file browser, so you can drag and play songs instantly.
2. Scripting support together with hundreds of scripts
With the available scripts, I can expand Amarok the way I like it. Some good and very useful scripts I use are Lyriki-Wiki, ConTEXT or the script included by default to create a HTML file from your whole playlist.