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Old 09-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Amarok refuses to play mp3 files on slackware64-14.0rc4


I noticed there where new xine packages so I updated everything, but still can't get Amarok to play any mp3 files. I know my config works because it plays wav files fine and because the test button on the playback settings page works fine as well.

Any ideas?

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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What backend you used in Phonon? Try GStreamer
 
Old 09-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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In order to get amarok to play Mp3 files I needed to grab the gst-plugins-ugly plugin from SBo. Works fine now.
 
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:28 AM   #4
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That worked for me, however I think that slackware should have a working amarok out of the box. It comes with the xine backend by default which should work since xine plays mp3's just fine.

It's odd too since it appears to play but nothing comes out.

Is this something that should get fixed before release?

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:19 AM   #5
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I couldn't get either the xine or the mplayer backends to do anything useful either. I agree Amarok should work a bit better out of the box but I think there are some legal issues around shipping gst-plugins-ugly?

It's up to Pat et. al. as to whether it's an issue that deserves to be fixed before 14.0.
 
Old 09-12-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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I've grown to despise Amarok.

I had issues this time around with using the wrong back end as well as the fact that the nVidia HDMI sound chip was made the default over my onboard Realtek chip and nothing in phonon seemed to be named in a coherent manner that allow accurate identification. Got it to work, but the volume was way too low. Figured I'd wait till 14 was released and then troubleshoot.

Anyway, besides checking for the right phonon back end, make sure the correct chip is being flagged as the default if you have a similar setup.
 
Old 09-12-2012, 04:20 PM   #7
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fwiw i suggested those plugins in the "Programs, what you like to see in Slackware tree" thread.
 
Old 09-12-2012, 04:36 PM   #8
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I've grown to despise Amarok.

I had issues this time around with using the wrong back end as well as the fact that the nVidia HDMI sound chip was made the default over my onboard Realtek chip and nothing in phonon seemed to be named in a coherent manner that allow accurate identification. Got it to work, but the volume was way too low. Figured I'd wait till 14 was released and then troubleshoot.

Anyway, besides checking for the right phonon back end, make sure the correct chip is being flagged as the default if you have a similar setup.
Those are KDE issues, not Amarok issues.
 
Old 09-12-2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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fwiw i suggested those plugins in the "Programs, what you like to see in Slackware tree" thread.
You will see that on Slackware, only if PV and Slackware headquarters moves. I.e. in European Union, Russia or China...*

* Sadly, from that point of view, PV lives in United States of Patents... err, America. So, no "ugly plugins", for you, included in Slackware.

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Old 09-12-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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The first two packages I install outside of the main tree are VLC and vlc-phonon from Eric's repo, then the next thing I do is open Amarok, change the backend to VLC and let it update the collection. I still love Amarok although I've had much trouble with the lyrics plugins for a year or so.
 
  


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