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Old 10-01-2007, 08:03 PM   #1
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amarok: Some media could not be loaded


Hi! I am using Amarok 1.3.8-34@i586 on a suse 10.1 machine.
I get an odd error any time I want to load a playlist containing an 'ogg', 'wma' or wave file: 'Some media could not be loaded'. However when I append a file like this to a playlist, it does play it, but when I queue another playlist, and then switch back to that one, the files disappeared! Sometime the entire playlist returns empty.

I also tried version 1.4.7 with he same result!
Can anyone tell me what's wrong here?

thank you!
 
Old 10-01-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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That message usually appears when you have something other than music files in the location you are loading from i.e. album covers (jpg, png, bmp), text files etc. These are not playlist compatable data.

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Old 10-02-2007, 10:24 AM   #3
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Try updating your engine's libraries. I used to have the same problem with amarok in openSuSE, and changing it's default xine library with the one on suse's dvd fixed it.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 03:05 PM   #4
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Thank you!
It could I have some images or text files in my collection, but not from the directories I load the playlist from. Does that matter too?
I don't have a suse dvd, but I have the amarok-xine library installed that comes with that version. Is there a way to just update the plugins? I tried switching to the helix engine too, but nothing changes..!
 
Old 10-03-2007, 08:22 PM   #5
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Quote:
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It could I have some images or text files in my collection, but not from the directories I load the playlist from. Does that matter too?
That should not be a problem.

Anyway, it seems that the libs aren't causing trouble here. It could be an inconsistency of the application itself.
Did you installed it from source or with some slackware's package manager?
 
Old 10-04-2007, 12:07 PM   #6
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I am running this on suse 10.1, not my slackware machine.
I installed those packages with the smart package manager, not from source, several different versions, with the same result! Reinstalling doesn't help either... I am going crazy..I can't find one music manager that works with all files! I really like madman since it is not such a system hog like amarok, but I gave up on it, since after compiling the developers version from source xxx-times on two identical computers, I can not get the itunes format to work. @#$%
Do you think it's a good idea to install the debug package that comes with amarok? maybe I can find a message there?!
 
Old 10-05-2007, 02:49 PM   #7
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You could try with the debug package. Anyway, it would be great if someone more experimented could help us here.

Meanwhile, I reccomend you another music manager that is Exaile, it works great too, but what I don't know is if it works with the itunes format, but I think you could give it a try.
 
Old 10-06-2007, 03:32 PM   #8
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I tried Exaile in my kde environment, doesn't work...
I am now leaning towards dishing the suse install and using ubuntu. There are several players in the gnome I haven't tried yet, so hopefully one of those is able to organize my collection of different file formats. Thank you very much for your help!
 
  


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