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Old 01-30-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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Amarok 1.44 - Install MP3 Support Loop


I am running Kubuntu 6.10 & Amarok 1.44. I had libxine-extracodecs installed, and was unable to play MP3 files. I am currently able to play m4a files without any problems.

When I start Amarok a box pops up that asks me if I want to install mp3 support, I say yes. If libxine-extracodecs is installed the box goes away and nothing happens. If I remove libxine-extracodecs, then say yes, the package is reinstalled and I am told to restart Amarok. When I restart Amarok and get the same message asking me to install mp3 support.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 09:38 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

I amnot really sure how the Ubuntu amarok packages are built, but on most systems, you need to have the win32 codecs installed if you want to play MS media files.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 12:54 PM   #3
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If you want to install Mp3 support for amarok, then install amarok-extras-nonfree ..this will install mp3 support. It worked for me and provides extra functionality for amarok.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 01:05 PM   #4
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@redazz - isn't that what the libxine-extracodecs is? or is there another package I need to install?

@hondo - what repository is that package in?
 
Old 01-31-2007, 01:28 PM   #5
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asrover: its in the livna repository (rpm.livna.net)
 
Old 02-01-2007, 07:29 AM   #6
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asrover: its in the livna repository (rpm.livna.net)
The Livna repo is a Fedora Core/Redhat only software repository.

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@redazz - isn't that what the libxine-extracodecs is? or is there another package I need to install?
win32 codecs is usually an independent package that works with xine libs, mplayer, vlc and other multimedia backends. Anyway try installing the amarok extras as suggested above.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 08:53 AM   #7
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reddazz: Yes, its an RPM repo, but you can convert the package to a .deb package format with the easy tool called "alien". You dont need to add a repo, you can just go to livnas site and download the file. However, threadstarter should try to get a .deb or a source code package which is best suited for debian-based distros.
 
Old 02-05-2007, 01:58 PM   #8
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Thanks for your help, I was not ready to figure out alien, and I believe that I already had win 32 codecs installed.

After trying every package that supported mp3 files with no luck, I ended up reinstalling kubuntu and running the updates, so far I am listening to mp3 and m4a files, and have not broken anything yet.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 06:24 PM   #9
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Lightbulb delete .xine

I had the same bug today. I didn't install or upgrade anything, i have all the packages needed and it work if I start Amarok with sudo. So I figured it was something in the configuration folders. I started by renaming the amarok directory ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok, it didn't worked. Then I renamed the ~/.xine directory and it worked. Something must be corrupted in the xine configuration files. When something like that happen, always check if you have the same bug with root or another regular user.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 11:19 AM   #10
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I'm positive, removing or renaming ~/.xine worked. There was only one file in ~/.xine called 'catalog.cache', it was recreated after removing the directory. I ran a diff between the new and the old catalog.cache, and pastebinned the output:
http://paster.dazjorz.com/?p=823
 
  


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