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Old 01-02-2011, 06:15 AM   #1
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Upgrade Audacious in -current?


Is there any chance we'll see the newer version of Audacious (2.4.2) in -current, or is it too late in the day? If I get time, I may try building it on my -current install.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-02-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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I don't think we are that close to a 13.2 release (at least, -current hasn't hit RC1 yet), so I don't see why not.
 
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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A new version would be nice as it stopped working sometime ago.
I don't remember at when, but the several times I've tried to use it, it reports
it can't find the codec for whatever audio file I'm trying to play.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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Hi cwizardone,

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A new version would be nice as it stopped working sometime ago.
I don't remember at when, but the several times I've tried to use it, it reports
it can't find the codec for whatever audio file I'm trying to play.
You have tried recompiling audacious-plugins?

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:12 AM   #5
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A new version would be nice as it stopped working sometime ago.
I don't remember at when, but the several times I've tried to use it, it reports
it can't find the codec for whatever audio file I'm trying to play.
Also, which version of Slackware? I haven't had problems in 13.1 or -current, but then again, I've only been trying to play MP3s.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 05:48 AM   #6
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I had very high CPU usage with audacious 2.4.0 and that's fixed in 2.4.2 (built my own package).
 
Old 01-03-2011, 07:17 AM   #7
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I had very high CPU usage with audacious 2.4.0 and that's fixed in 2.4.2 (built my own package).
Cool, for which Slackware release? I'm currently building 2.4.2 on -current (32-bit).
 
Old 01-03-2011, 07:32 AM   #8
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Ok, I've built audacious-plugins-2.4.2 and audacious-2.4.2 on -current and upgraded from 2.4.0 with upgradepkg. Audacious does not run, giving

ALL OUTPUT PLUGINS FAILED TO INITIALIZE.
Segmentation fault

I didn't modify the SlackBuild scripts found in -current and I'm now going to try and find (and fix!) the problem.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 08:36 AM   #9
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I believe the problem above was my own stupid fault . You need to install Audacious installed before you build the plugins - I had Audacious 2.4.0 installed and was trying to build the plugins against that, rather than 2.4.2. Oops..

If it's OK with people, I'm just going to keep this thread updated with any problems I have with building/using Audacious 2.4.2 on -current. That way, at least the team know the package is being worked on for the next release .
 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:26 AM   #10
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There should be no problems building audacious-2.4.2 and audacious-plugins-2.4.2 under -current. Another reason to roll your own packages is to enable some of the plugins that require deps like faad and faac.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:42 AM   #11
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Both packages built successfully and Audacious works OK, though I get a warning about a broken timer with ALSA (I'll post the full message another time)..
 
Old 01-03-2011, 11:46 AM   #12
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I had never used Audacious before today. I still have 2.4.0 on 64-current fully updated. It seems to work just fine, playing anything I throw at it so far.

Allright - I take that back. It can't seem to play .wav.
 
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I had never used Audacious before today. I still have 2.4.0 on 64-current fully updated. It seems to work just fine, playing anything I throw at it so far.

Allright - I take that back. It can't seem to play .wav.
The main reason I wanted to use the newer version was that in 2.4.0 there was a problem with track shuffling and the GTK+ 2 interface. Basically, if you have shuffling on and the next track is out of the field of view (so you have to scroll to see it in the playlist), when that track is played, the list doesn't automatically scroll. This works in version 2.4.0 with the other interface, but I prefer the GTK+ 2 one. This bug seems to be fixed in 2.4.2, I'm glad to say .
 
Old 01-04-2011, 04:22 AM   #14
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I have compiled 2.4.2 on -current in despite being an MPlayer man through and through . Works very nicely under xfce and looks great with the gtk interface.

@mlangdn:I can play wav files wih no problem though, perhaps it is the FFaudio plugin courtesy of compiling the plugins in the presence of FFmpeg/libavcodec?

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:23 AM   #15
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I just finished compiling 2.4.2. It plays wavs just fine now. Time now to see if it was worth the effort!
 
  


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