Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE
User Name
SUSE / openSUSE This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-13-2005, 03:45 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 15
Is it possible to play mp3s on Amarok ?

After downloading the necessary codecs, I'm slowly making progress to get my system to play most multimedia. I was wondering if it's possible to use amarok to play mp3s?(realplayer doesnt offer enough features for me) If so, can someone tell how to do it and direct me to location of the source? Thanks
Old 07-13-2005, 03:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Debian SID / KDE 3.5
Posts: 2,313

Rep: Reputation: 47
MP3 playback within amarok is defiantly possible, if not its entire reason for existence.

Depending on what backend your using ( gstreamer, arts, helix ) depends on what plugins you need. IF your using the gstreamer backend you need the gstreamer mp3 plug-in ( the mad plug-in if your wondering ). Also probably need the libs that plug-in relies on ( libmad, libid3tag following the example ).

Try doing an update with yast and installing the multimedia-option-packs 1 to 4. This I've heard fixed a lot of problems with Novell/SUSE and mp3 playback.
Old 07-13-2005, 03:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Distribution: Mandriva Slackware FreeBSD
Posts: 1,468

Rep: Reputation: 48
Amarok should have no problem playing .mp3 you can test using this:

amarok music_file.mp3

also try:

xmms musick_file.mp3

They are both better then RealPlay.

Old 07-19-2005, 09:16 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: suse 9.2
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
OK this is weird my last name is Amaro so i was like cool i got my own media player but its like not mine.... So weird
Old 07-20-2005, 07:31 PM   #5
Registered: Feb 2005
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 16
I have noticed that after doing an upgrade to amarok and some other components, amarok doesn't play MP3's. I don't know the reason exactly but I am not affected too much by it. I am using one of the many other audio players that come with suse. I also don't have that much time these days to play around and see whats the problem.

I will wait until there is a new update for amarok, and will see what happens after that.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would this work to sync my mp3s using amarok? zeroz52 Slackware 4 09-30-2005 09:17 PM
suse 9.3 amarok and xmms can't play mp3s dvm SUSE / openSUSE 2 05-07-2005 06:03 PM
amaroK doesn't like some of my mp3s. mdj Linux - Software 1 03-22-2005 08:59 AM
Why doesn't it play mp3s ? web384 Linux - Software 2 03-22-2004 09:12 AM
Cannot play MP3s Inuyasha-kun Linux - Newbie 7 12-08-2003 08:52 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration