Using 11.3 x86_64, when I play music off of any audio CD, there is a 'hiccup' or 'stutter' in the audio every few seconds while playback continues. This stutter sounds like the sound is just dropping out, or the playback is pausing, very briefly. This problem happens every time using Amarok, KsCD, Kaffeine. Files in various formats playback smoothly from an external hard drive.
The Amarok team just released Amarok 2.3.0. It comes with many bugfixes and improvements such as a new funky toolbar and a rewritten file browser featuring much better integration with the rest of Amarok.
I've just finished installing 11.2, and as far as I understand, I've configured my sound card (Audigy 2 ZS)...at least I do have system sounds. I attempted to use Amarok to stream audio over my cable connection (3.3Mbps). I enabled everything that I could find in the sound mixer and unmuted all, but I still get no streaming audio, even though Amarok indicates that it is receiving the station.
The Amarok team is excited to announce the release of Amarok 2.2. In three and a half months, Amarok has made a huge leap forward, gaining many new features and a lot of old features from 1.4 have returned.