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Old 05-30-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
alkos333
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Audacious wont' play after updating to 12.1


In 12.0, I had absolutely no problems with audacious. However, right after the update, all of the files in the list showed a length of 0:00 (http://tinyurl.com/6qmb3w) and when I hover over them, instead of getting a tag info, I get just the name of the file instead (http://tinyurl.com/5e6xvc).

I thought this had to do only with mp3 files at first because all of the files in the list are mp3, so I tried wma, but got the same outcome.

I also tested alsa and tried running other apps that use alsa and they all work fine. The mp3 files play fine if I play them from the terminal using "play"

To see what could be causing the problem, I tried running audacious from the terminal, but all I got was the following:

Code:
amidi-plug(amidi-plug.c:amidiplug_init:97): init, read configuration
amidi-plug(i_backend.c:i_backend_load:107): loading backend '/usr/lib/audacious/Input/amidi-plug/ap-alsa.so'
amidi-plug(i_backend.c:i_backend_load:145): backend /usr/lib/audacious/Input/amidi-plug/ap-alsa.so (name 'alsa') successfully loaded
Nothing else shows up when I try to play the files - no errors or warnings whatsoever.

Somebody suggested that it's most likely a plug-in issue, but that is as far as those suggestions went.

These are standard 12.1 packages and I haven't modified any of the SlackBuilds or anything:

[ installed ] - audacious-1.5.0-i486-2
[ installed ] - audacious-plugins-1.5.0-i486-2

So when I press play, audacious just stops at 00:00 and nothing else hapends (http://tinyurl.com/5z3mc8)


I would appreciate any suggestions because there are no leads as to what the problem could be and I don't know where to start.

Last edited by alkos333; 05-30-2008 at 11:04 AM.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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I have exactly the same problem in Debian Sid. It doesn't affect everyone, but it just won't work on my computer ... This is 64-bit only. My 32-bit OS works fine. I can also pull an older version of Audacious from Debian Testing, and it works fine.

I'll be watching to see if you get a 32-bit Slackware solution, and whether or not I think it may translate to my system.

Last edited by rickh; 05-30-2008 at 11:36 AM.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 03:57 PM   #3
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Seeing someone else reporting the same problem got me digging around again. I found the (a?) solution, but I don't like it. Audacious|Preferences|Audio ... then check the radio box that says, "Detect file formats by extension."

After doing that, my 64-bit Audacious is working. That box did not have to be checked in previous installations. If it requires a checkmark, why is it even there?

I'm happy that it works, but not satisfied. To be continued...
 
Old 05-30-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alkos333 View Post
In 12.0, I had absolutely no problems with audacious. However, right after the update, all of the files in the list showed a length of 0:00 (http://tinyurl.com/6qmb3w) and when I hover over them, instead of getting a tag info, I get just the name of the file instead (http://tinyurl.com/5e6xvc).

I thought this had to do only with mp3 files at first because all of the files in the list are mp3, so I tried wma, but got the same outcome.

I also tested alsa and tried running other apps that use alsa and they all work fine. The mp3 files play fine if I play them from the terminal using "play"

To see what could be causing the problem, I tried running audacious from the terminal, but all I got was the following:

Code:
amidi-plug(amidi-plug.c:amidiplug_init:97): init, read configuration
amidi-plug(i_backend.c:i_backend_load:107): loading backend '/usr/lib/audacious/Input/amidi-plug/ap-alsa.so'
amidi-plug(i_backend.c:i_backend_load:145): backend /usr/lib/audacious/Input/amidi-plug/ap-alsa.so (name 'alsa') successfully loaded
Nothing else shows up when I try to play the files - no errors or warnings whatsoever.

Somebody suggested that it's most likely a plug-in issue, but that is as far as those suggestions went.

These are standard 12.1 packages and I haven't modified any of the SlackBuilds or anything:

[ installed ] - audacious-1.5.0-i486-2
[ installed ] - audacious-plugins-1.5.0-i486-2

So when I press play, audacious just stops at 00:00 and nothing else hapends (http://tinyurl.com/5z3mc8)


I would appreciate any suggestions because there are no leads as to what the problem could be and I don't know where to start.
I had exactly this problem in Debian Lenny (32 bit) after an upgrade of audacious. I deleted the audacious config in ~/.config/audacious and then it worked fine.

Last edited by Takla; 05-30-2008 at 05:40 PM.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 09:28 PM   #5
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There are a lot of differences from the version of Audacious included in Slackware 12.0 to the version included in Slackware 12.1.

I recommend that any Audacious users read through the Changelogs and FAQ at least once on audacious's site.
 
Old 05-31-2008, 03:15 AM   #6
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I had exactly this problem in Debian Lenny (32 bit) after an upgrade of audacious. I deleted the audacious config in ~/.config/audacious and then it worked fine.

This worked . Thank you so much!!!
 
Old 05-31-2008, 04:28 AM   #7
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This worked . Thank you so much!!!
I've found it to be a regular feature of upgrading audacious
 
Old 05-31-2008, 09:50 AM   #8
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Interesting, everything works fine for me and I did not have to do anything with Audacious after my upgrade. However, the new version is no longer compatible with FoxyTunes (through the libxmms symlink trick) since they completely revamped that remote control features and put them all in audtool.
 
  


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