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Old 05-20-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
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NOATUN sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why in the heck does kde even include it in the package......Ive have redhat 9 , suse 7.3, and vector 3.2, and neither NOATUN nor KABOODLE work in any of them ............Ive dowloaded all the friggin
plugins.......ive recompiled them both ........ive changed the broken desktop links.......I can get one to play a mp3 but it wont play movies or any other file......I can get the other to play a movie but it wont play mp3 or any thing else .......IM through with it ........

PS. Im not asking for help or any advice...........just venting.......

so if your reading this thanks for just being there to listen.....

Old 05-20-2003, 11:51 PM   #2
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I totally agree! I have tried to get those to work with Red Hat 7.3, 8.0, and Mandrake (I think) and have been completely unsuccessful. I thought it was just me, my built-in sound card. and older video card.

I've tried to get away from Windows and run only in Linux, but for real games, watching movies, and for Winamp's visualizations I have to reboot.

<deep sigh> .... don't mind me, I'm just venting too.
Old 05-21-2003, 01:39 AM   #3
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Noatun and KDE are junks .Instead use gnome/icewm/blackbox and mplayer.
Old 05-21-2003, 02:04 AM   #4
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i been using noatun recently

it plays OGG and MP3 perfectly

it crashes when it is closed about 4 times out of 6
but it works next time

who cares?

whadda ya expect?
Old 05-21-2003, 04:59 AM   #5
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I am running SuSE 8.1 for about 3 months now, I use NOATUN regularly and have never had a problem with it....

Are you both sure it has nothing to do with your hardware config?

I'm running with this puppy:

Intel 82801BA/BAM AC'97

No probs....;-)
Old 05-21-2003, 09:05 AM   #6
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Why even use Noatun? I'm a big KDE fan, but Noatun sucks. As does Kaboodle. Replace them with XMMS with the aRTs plugin, then get MPlayer with the win32 codecs for all your movie needs. XMMS has a couple of it's own visualisations, and with MPlayer you should never need to boot that other OS for almost any movie clip.
Old 05-21-2003, 10:45 AM   #7
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noatun isn't very good (except for playing music).
but do you really care? do you need another useless media player able to badly play everything and to consume half of your ressource to play a single 3 sec movie?
Get Mplayer for your movie it is the BEST movie player ever made no matter the plateform (mplayer team really really ROCKS).


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