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Old 02-22-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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Amarok Q- Am I missing something obvious?

I recently deleted my XP os and installed OpenSuSE 11.0 as my lone os.
I had an iTunes account, I copied/burned my songs to CD as a wav file.
I have done this previously when I had a dual-boot system and Amarok played the wav files just fine...or so I thought.

If I go to my music folder (the majority of files are mp3) and double-click a wav file Amarok plays it just fine...but when I try to add the same 16 files to my playlist I get an error that basically says "Some media types are unplayable"

Is there something obvious that I'm missing...a plugin, engine is GStreamer/Yauap...where in the past I believe it was LAME, could this be it?
Old 02-22-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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The amarok that comes with Suse is crippled, and won't play what they call "restricted formats"
Try replacing the suse version with the one from Packman. Here's a link to a community forum that will help
Also, I had to switch amarok to the xine engine to get mp3's to work even after changing to the packman version.
Old 02-22-2009, 09:31 PM   #3
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hayglenn719...thanks for replying...

The mp3's I have play just fine with the version of Amarok that I have, its the "wav" files that are the problem...will check out your link/url and xine engine comment is noted...thanks again.


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