JuK 2.3.2 review

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JuK is part of the KDE Multimedia package

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: JuK Team
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JuK is part of the KDE Multimedia package. JuK packages are distributed with basically all current Linux and many Unix distributions.

Here are some key features of "JuK":
An easy to use, playlist and metadata focused interface with several playlist types:

Collection List where the entire database of music is shown and automatically updated based on folders the user has indicated contain their music collection
Search Playlists that allow for powerful combinations of search criteria to produce dynamically updated playlists
Dynamic Lists which are produced by using multiple selection in the playlist selector and are a union of two or more playlists
Folder Playlists which represent a single folder in the file system and are updated automatically based on its contents
History Playlist which stores a history of the what the user has played
Play Queue, an enhancement of the popular Play Next funtionality of previous versions that enables a manegable upcoming queue of items to be played

Player and tag editor for several audio formats:

MP3 (MPEG Layer 3 Audio)
Ogg Vorbis
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
MPC (MusePack)

Multiple audio output backends:

aRts (Default)
GStreamer 0.8

Inline search for quick filtering of the currently visible items
MusicBrainz integration for file identification on over the internet
File renamer that renames files based on the tag content
A powerful tag editor that works seemlessly with all supported music formats
CD burning support via the popular K3b tool
Visually attractive, but unobtrusive track announcements
A Now Playing heads-up style title bar featuring the album cover, links to show more from the playing artist or album and a brief history of previously played items
Cover art management via Google Image Search
Random play including Album Random Play for randomly playing complete albums

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