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Old 11-19-2006, 07:31 AM   #1
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Amarok not working in FC 4


Hi,
I installed amarok 1.3.9 from FC4 extras ( I am using FC4). As per the directions of Staten-Finley website I installed Gstreamer engine. Now Amarok opens and loads playlist from CDs but when I click a song it doesnot play. The flash screen showing the name and duration of the track appears .
But there is no audio output and the song progress bar doesn't move. Sound card is configured and XMMS plays the songs well. Should I install gstreamer-plugins-ugly ? From where ? What could be problem and is there a workaround? Please help !!!

Sabu
 
Old 11-19-2006, 10:35 AM   #2
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Here hows my media support looks like
Code:
[shrikant@shricore ~]$ yum list installed | grep gstreamer
gstreamer.i386                           0.10.9-2               installed       
gstreamer-ffmpeg.i386                    0.10.1-4.lvn6          installed       
gstreamer-plugins-base.i386              0.10.9-4               installed       
gstreamer-plugins-good.i386              0.10.4-1.fc6           installed       
gstreamer-plugins-ugly.i386              0.10.4-3.lvn6          installed       
gstreamer-tools.i386                     0.10.9-2               installed       
gstreamer08.i386                         0.8.12-8.fc6           installed       
gstreamer08-plugins.i386                 0.8.12-7.fc6           installed

[shrikant@shricore ~]$ yum list installed | grep xine
totem-xine.i386                          2.16.2-2.lvn6          installed       
vdr-xine.i386                            0.7.9-6.lvn6           installed       
xine.i386                                0.99.4-8.lvn6          installed       
xine-lib.i386                            1.1.2-17.fc6           installed       
xine-lib-extras.i386                     1.1.2-1.fc6            installed       
xine-skins.noarch                        1.10-1.fc              installed       
xinetd.i386                              2:2.3.14-8             installed
I recommend you do the same
You can install them from livna
 
Old 11-19-2006, 10:54 AM   #3
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shrikant,
can't we make a .run file that installs the Livna rpm for Yum, checks what packages of the above are installed (if any), then tells Yum to install the latest version of the needed packages and let Yum resolve the dependencies?
So that users will only have to download "FC6_media_support.run" and be done

My goal is to (someday) make Linux easy to use but keep the hardcore elements for advanced users/developers.

(sorry to barge in the post, I will open a new one if this will turn out to be a conversation)

EDIT:
ps_sabu, I installed all of the above (besides vdr-xine) and all media works great.
Don't forget to install the FC4 packages and not the FC6 packages.
Good luck!

Last edited by soundwave; 11-19-2006 at 11:00 AM.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 11:11 AM   #4
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OR soundwave, you can get this http://easylinux.info/wiki/Fedora_frog
 
Old 11-19-2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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That's exactly what I was talking about...!
I wonder why these things are not better known around linux-newbies hang-outs (like this forum).

I am also working on a "complete" linux guide to newbies, written from a newbie point of view.
Hopefully it will make life easier for people who ask "what's yum?" when you tell them to run Yum and install something (like I was just a few months ago).

Anyways, thanks for the link!
Is there a tutorial on writing such scripts?
I'd like to make some scripts of this sort to my soon-to-be guide.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 09:33 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=shrikant.odugoudar]Here hows my media support looks like
Code:
[shrikant@shricore ~]$ yum list installed | grep gstreamer
gstreamer.i386                           0.10.9-2               installed       
gstreamer-ffmpeg.i386                    0.10.1-4.lvn6          installed       
gstreamer-plugins-base.i386              0.10.9-4               installed       
gstreamer-plugins-good.i386              0.10.4-1.fc6           installed       
gstreamer-plugins-ugly.i386              0.10.4-3.lvn6          installed       
gstreamer-tools.i386                     0.10.9-2               installed       
gstreamer08.i386                         0.8.12-8.fc6           installed       
gstreamer08-plugins.i386                 0.8.12-7.fc6           installed

[shrikant@shricore ~]$ yum list installed | grep xine
totem-xine.i386                          2.16.2-2.lvn6          installed       
vdr-xine.i386                            0.7.9-6.lvn6           installed       
xine.i386                                0.99.4-8.lvn6    
installed       
xine-lib.i386                            1.1.2-17.fc6           installed       
xine-lib-extras.i386                     1.1.2-1.fc6            installed       
xine-skins.noarch                        1.10-1.fc              installed       
xinetd.i386                              2:2.3.14-8             installed
I recommend you do the same
You can install them from

Hi shrikant,

The Probem is I could not find rpm packages for gstreamer-plugins-ugly/good/base for fc4 in rpm/ livn a/0rg
(Sorry the URL is spelt like this as I cannot post a Url in my reply.) . Could u give exact loacation for the site from where you got these.

sabu,

Last edited by ps_sabu; 11-20-2006 at 09:39 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 09:52 AM   #7
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In terminal
Code:
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-4.rpm
Then do a yum install *whatever*

Browse repos http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/repodata/
 
Old 11-20-2006, 11:01 AM   #8
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the command in the last post installs an rpm file that makes Yum recognize the Livna repository as an active channel, and then you can install things off of Livna.

then you can install a package using Yum, like shrikant explained.
if you don't like the command line method, you can install Yum Extender (yumex) for a graphical interface. (though if you want a graphical interface, I'd recommend Smart instead of Yum).

(sorry if it looks like I'm repeating after you, shrikant... I just like to explain people about the commands, so they won't just copy and paste, but get a better knowledge of what exactly are they doing... but maybe it's because I'm still new and haven't been answering the same questions for a few years now ).

Good day to all!
-soundwave-

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Old 11-21-2006, 06:48 AM   #9
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gstreamer-plugins-ugly/good/base for FC4

Hi shrikant,

rpm.livna.org doesnot have any rpm package for gstreamer-plugins-ugly/good/base for FC4. They must have removed it. A google seach lists only lists tarballs at gstreamer website. But there are packages at livna for FC5 and FC6. This means that they consider FC4 obselete or what ???

Sabu
 
Old 11-21-2006, 07:40 AM   #10
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Have you tried installing this package?
Code:
gstreamer-plugins-extra-audio-0.8.11-0.lvn.2.4: 
extra audio plugins for GStreamer.
Sounds promising...

http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/r...w/G.group.html

Hope it works.
-soundwave-

PS: may I ask why are you still running FC4, and not upgrading for the latest version?

Last edited by soundwave; 11-21-2006 at 08:30 AM.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 09:55 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by ps_sabu
What could be problem and is there a workaround? Please help !!!

Sabu
Just a suggestion:

I think that the xine-engine is the only way to go with amarok, it plays mp3, wma and supports crossfading.

In FC4, if you follow stanton-finley notes, about setting your repos, you end up with amarok and gstreamer, at this point you need livna to have amarok with xine, mixing livna and freshrpm is asking for troubles, besides, kdemultimedia is required by amarok; for me, except kmixer, nothing worked in kdemultimedia(ex: noatun).
Kmixer is a frontend for alsamixer, so I didn't need it either.

Plus, I had a massive collection(several thousand); sqlite(default db) is not the best choice.

The solution for me, was to remove kdemultimedia and compile amarok from source.

Of course it's more work, but I'm happy with this setup.

Now, when I right click on a music file, there's only 3 choices: amarok, kmplayer and xine.

I carried it in FC6.

Conclusion:
If you use alsa and have xine in working order, you might consider this avenue.
amarok's ./configure script, is very well done and amarok source supports "make uninstall".

http://amarok.kde.org/

FC4, xine and codecs install:http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...otes.html#Xine

Optional:
Data base options:
configure mysql support(for big collection): http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/MySQL_HowTo
FC4, starting mysql server: http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...tes.html#MySQL
or
configure postgresql support(for even bigger collection): http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/Postgresql_HowTo
starting postgresql server: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/7.3/s...ntication.html

Regards

Last edited by gnjunior; 11-21-2006 at 10:28 AM.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 10:29 AM   #12
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Hi Soundwave,

Installing gstreamer-plugins-extra-audio-0.8.11-0.lvn.2.4:
extra audio plugins for GStreamer worked and I have now got amarok working in FC4. Thank you.

Sabu

Last edited by ps_sabu; 11-22-2006 at 10:31 AM.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 11:21 AM   #13
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That's excellent news!
Glad I could help

Enjoy the music.
 
  


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