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Old 04-24-2006, 04:03 AM   #1
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Amarok+mp3=?


Hello all once more!

So I'm using Suse 10.1 and I have a bit of a problem with my music players.
No music players will play any music (not mp3 at least) and this kinda defeats the purpose of having a music player installed.

The only player I got anything sensible out of, was Amarok, which told me:
Some content could not be played or
The Xine engine claims it cannot play mp3. (A strange one indeed)

I thought Xine is supposed to play mp3?

Also
XMMS just don't work. It won't take anything on its playlist.
I tried with some others too, no goody.

Oh, I tested the files on (um) another operating system and there seemed to be nothing wrong with the disc.

The disc is a unilayer DVD-R with mp3 on it.

Oh, and sounds in general do work, since I can hear the system sounds.

Thanks for helpin'


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Old 04-24-2006, 04:33 AM   #2
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Try to install Xine from the packman repository (either manual download from http://packman.links2linux.org/ , or from the packman YaST source http://packman/iu-bremen.de/suse/10.1 ). De-install the SUSE package first. Also, look for 'mad' packages, which will provide mp3 support for various players.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:23 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot!
Can you give me any hint on how to deinstall the suse package?
I will try myself, but my skills are.. Noobish.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:41 AM   #4
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I can only provide info on SUSE 10.0. It may look different on 10.1

Open YaST -> Software Managment
in the Search field, enter "xine" and de-select (a trash-can should appear) all xine packages (not xinetd!) and kaffeine. Then click "Accept".

To install xine from packman via YaST, type installation_sources -a http://packman/iu-bremen.de/suse/10.1 on a root console, then run YaST Software managment again, search for xine and select xinelib1, xine-ui, kaffeine and amarok-xine. Check in the versions-tab, that the pm and not the suse packages have been selected. I am not sure if amarok-xine is available from this server. Maybe the suse version will do, but if not you may need to use an additional YaST source: ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/10.1
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:59 AM   #5
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If you can't play any mp3's at all on Suse it is most likely due to a licensing issue with the mp3 format and suse purposely not including it because it is a free-as-in-beer license but not an open source license. Most likely you'll need to install mp3 playback on your own which i believe you can do by opening your software repository (i guess Suse uses YAST.. i don't know for sure as I don't run Suse) and searching for either liblame for mp3, w32codecs for wmv, or seeing if there is some type of multimedia pack etc. Essentially you just need to install the proper libraries to get mp3 playback.

I also found this link which will probably help you out:
http://amarok.kde.org/amarokwiki/ind...USE_Linux_10.0
 
Old 04-24-2006, 11:02 AM   #6
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On the same note, I noticed some video player gave me a warning that I didn't have libdvdcss, now that I'm asking, could someone hint me as to how that is supposed to be installed?
 
Old 04-24-2006, 11:10 AM   #7
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libdvdcss: I followed this procedure:
http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=122
 
Old 04-24-2006, 12:21 PM   #8
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I tried that deinstallation, and it went just fine. Did you really mean typing that installation_sources -a http://packman/iu-bremen.de/suse/10.1 on console? I got an error saying installation_sources command not found.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 02:15 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by botia
I tried that deinstallation, and it went just fine. Did you really mean typing that installation_sources -a http://packman/iu-bremen.de/suse/10.1 on console? I got an error saying installation_sources command not found.
Yes, I really ment it!
You need to be root to use this command. Open a console window, type 'su', followed by the root password, then the above command.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 08:26 AM   #10
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Yeah, I tried that, but it doesn't seem to work.
Would it be all right if I compiled and installed the packages manually? Like usually:
./config
make
su
make install
make clean
?
 
Old 04-25-2006, 09:26 AM   #11
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Sorry, but there was a typo in the path. Try

installation_sources -a http://packman.iu-bremen.de/suse/10.1
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Would it be all right if I compiled and installed the packages manually?
You can try, but it's easier the rpm-way. You'll need to install a huge amount of headers and libraries to compile something like xine or amarok.

Last edited by abisko00; 04-25-2006 at 09:28 AM.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 04:48 AM   #12
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It won't work at all, there's no man entry for installation_sources and it won't work even if I input nothing but the first part of the command. Is there any other way to add sources to Yast?
 
Old 04-28-2006, 05:26 AM   #13
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Quote:
It won't work at all
I repeat myself (twice), but maybe you missed the "be root" part?
I ran the command by copy & paste and it worked!
Quote:
there's no man entry for installation_sources
You are right, there are no man-pages. If you run this command without any options, you'll get a list.
Quote:
Is there any other way to add sources to Yast?
Yes. See YaST -> Software -> Installation Source

EDIT:
Just got an evil suspicion: Maybe the command is not available in 10.1 anymore (or not yet). Then you'll need to do it the hard way, using YaST.

Last edited by abisko00; 04-28-2006 at 05:31 AM.
 
Old 04-29-2006, 12:04 AM   #14
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That was my suspicion as well since, unlike you suspected, I did remember to root first

I'll see to that Yast thing when I get home. Thanks a lot thus far!
 
Old 04-29-2006, 11:37 PM   #15
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More problems occurred: for some reason I can't downlaod the packages from the source... I can search it (with the correct source selected, but, when I attempt to download anything, it gives me an error.

But in any case, I solved the problem!
I installed Xine and Amarok and whatnot from source, and now it works goody!

I say this again:
Yast is difficult and slow. Console is for noobs like me.

Edited by botia @ 1.5.-06 1602 GMT+2

Last edited by botia; 05-01-2006 at 08:02 AM.
 
  


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