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Old 10-28-2006, 09:39 AM   #1
DigitalHighlander
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N00bie needs help configuring Amarok to use optional plugins


Hi there.

Been using Fedora for all of a week or so, and have learned a lot... google is my best friend. anyways, on to my issue. I am trying to install Amarok with some optional plugins, (ipod support, xine engine, XMMS visualizations, etc) and unfortunately, yum is not auto detecting these. I have made sure that I have all the dependencies for the plugins installed (used add/remove in gnome), but still no joy. so... I decided to compile it myself... not too bad... I understand the basics of ./configure, make, make install, but I am a little sketchy on the extra options, such as ./configure --with-xine, etc.... if someone could give me a quick rundown on how to do this, that would be great... the Amarok info is a little confusing. Again, I understand if this is a RTFM questions, but to be honest, my brain is melting with the amount of new info I have gotten in the last week, and honestly, I am hoping that someone will tell me so I don't have a stroke. Any help is greatly appreciated,
 
Old 10-28-2006, 06:32 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by DigitalHighlander
Hi there.

Been using Fedora for all of a week or so, and have learned a lot... google is my best friend. anyways, on to my issue. I am trying to install Amarok with some optional plugins, (ipod support, xine engine, XMMS visualizations, etc) and unfortunately, yum is not auto detecting these. I have made sure that I have all the dependencies for the plugins installed (used add/remove in gnome), but still no joy. so... I decided to compile it myself... not too bad... I understand the basics of ./configure, make, make install, but I am a little sketchy on the extra options, such as ./configure --with-xine, etc.... if someone could give me a quick rundown on how to do this, that would be great... the Amarok info is a little confusing. Again, I understand if this is a RTFM questions, but to be honest, my brain is melting with the amount of new info I have gotten in the last week, and honestly, I am hoping that someone will tell me so I don't have a stroke. Any help is greatly appreciated,
Brain melt for the newly intiated is nothing new my friend.

fedora uses gnome by default. Amarok is a KDE application - and while it will "play" (work) in gnome, I've often found that gnome apps work better under kde, than kde apps under gnome.

I'd guess (probably wrongly) that as fedora is "deadrat" based, and they were one of the first to ship media players without .mp3 support out of the box (patent/copyright issues), you may have to find an additional repository/mirror for those kind of packages (as well as win32codecs etc so you can also play .wma and .wmv stuff).

I haven't got a clue if amarok will run the XMMS visualisations anyway - don't use them (IMO a waste of graphics resources)

'Sbout all I can think of. HTH

regards

John
 
Old 10-29-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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John, thanks for your reply. I ended up compiling from source, and enabling xine. as for the rest, we'll see. will come back to it when I know my arse from a port in my router. it works pretty well, and although the mp3 problem with fedora is annoying, not life-ending. I am working my way around it. I enjoy challenges. just glad I am doing this at home, and not for my job. lol although, if I was doing it for my job, whoever hired me would have had to be the most insane persone the world has known. thanks again, and I can see now why people are fanatical about linux. dinfinatly love/hate no real middle ground.
 
  


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