I found myself complaining about the slow speed of Amarok. Everything would lag, from playing a song to adding a song to the playlist. Then i remembered when I was setting up Amarok that it let me chose a database, and said the faster ones required extra set up. Of course, I chose the no set up required but slow speed option (SQLlite).Now, I wanted to switch. And boy am i glad. Everything works as fast as it should.
now this (replace PASSWORD with your password)
In Amarok, go to settings> configure AmarokClick CollectionSelect MySQL.Use the following settings:
You're done! Enjoy the speediness!Originaly From: Mike's Ubuntu Blog: How to: set up MySQL Database in Amarok