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Old 01-14-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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AmaroK gives no sound: crashes frequently


Hi There

I am new to SUSE Linux just installed a week and half ago. I have posted this question in another thread, but thought this would be more relevant here.

I have amarok installed on KDE 3.5 with the following engines Helix, Xine, gstreamer, Arts, and <no engine>. Each time I want to pla a streaming audio channel it plays but no sound comes out. All volume settings on system are NOT mute. Systems sound works fine.

If I try fidling around with the engine settings, amarok crashes. I have even tried updating the packages and checking for dependencies, but it still giving me problems.

How do I get amarok to play sound? Alternatively tell me what audio player to use to play streaming audio without actually going to e.g. shoutcast website. Real player 10 plays *.pls files so that is cool. But what I want is something with all the stations in one place, much like Winamp Media Library. Any such thing in Linux?

Once again thanks for the great help I get here!
SL

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Old 01-14-2006, 12:54 PM   #2
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Does amarok show up some engine-related error message or another? I had a similar problem in Ubuntu Breeze
with Gstreamer, but switchig to the Xine engine was a quickfix.

i like amarok, so won't offer you another one...just wish this could be of any help to you.

vlado
 
Old 01-14-2006, 01:01 PM   #3
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Does amarok show up some engine-related error message or another? I had a similar problem in Ubuntu Breeze
with Gstreamer, but switchig to the Xine engine was a quickfix.

i like amarok, so won't offer you another one...just wish this could be of any help to you.

vlado
Currenty it is in Xine. but still no luck.What output should I set it to? It crashes when I choose arts.

How can I post a screenshot for you to see the settings?
 
Old 01-14-2006, 01:04 PM   #4
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Sorry this is the error whne I choose Helix: amaroK could not initialize the helix-engine. Please check the paths in "amaroK Settings" -> "Engine"

And this when I Choose aRTs engine:
There was an error loading libamarokarts. First try:
killall -9 artsd && amarok
If that does not work then amaroK was probably installed with the wrong prefix; please re-configure amaroK using:
./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix` && su -c "make install"
 
Old 01-14-2006, 02:24 PM   #5
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Do you have alsa installed and configured? if yes use alsa output.

just a remark: enine=xine;output=autodetect/esd - that are my working settings.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 02:25 PM   #6
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Smile Update: AmaroK Now working

I had to download other packages like Kaffiene, Totem and with their dependencies...seem to have fixed whatver was the problem. The way I did this in YaST2 was to search for "media" and download ALL media players and checked for dependencies. It worked.

Thanks,
SL
 
Old 01-14-2006, 02:26 PM   #7
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Xine engine and autodetect, works fine now!
 
Old 01-16-2006, 05:15 AM   #8
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The other thing I've seen help is to install the xine-libs package from packman - apparently these get round a few gremlins.

Cheers, Jon
 
  


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