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  1. #1
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default 11.1 Amarok Woes

    11.1 32-bit, KDE 3.5, Intel DG965WH mobo with ICH8 audio

    Upon install, system sound worked and still works

    First attempts to use Amarok revealed that Mattias Ettrich's welcome to
    Amarok played only with the Xine engine rather than the default GStreamer.

    Per prior advice from oldcpu, added Packman repository and installed
    smplayer, mplayerplug-in, libxine1, xine-ui, amarok, amarok-xine, vlc,
    libffmpeg0, w32codec-all. Found that mp3 radio streams would give a "no
    demux plugin" error but ogg streams played fine. While it has nothing
    to do with Amarok, I find that I get video on YouTube but no sound,
    which I presume is mp3.

    Read that the following parses should be made and that wherever the
    modules were not from .pm (Packman), they should be updated to the
    Packman source. Did that. Following a reboot, Amarok was missing from
    the panel, and when clicked on in the menu, flashed briefly on the
    screen without loading. Subsequent attempts to load from the menu do
    nothing.

    Looked through various log files hoping to find error messages relating
    to Amarok but found none.

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    Default Re: 11.1 Amarok Woes

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Carlson View Post
    11.1 32-bit, KDE 3.5, Intel DG965WH mobo with ICH8 audio

    Upon install, system sound worked and still works

    First attempts to use Amarok revealed that Mattias Ettrich's welcome to
    Amarok played only with the Xine engine rather than the default GStreamer.

    Per prior advice from oldcpu, added Packman repository and installed
    smplayer, mplayerplug-in, libxine1, xine-ui, amarok, amarok-xine, vlc,
    libffmpeg0, w32codec-all. Found that mp3 radio streams would give a "no
    demux plugin" error but ogg streams played fine. While it has nothing
    to do with Amarok, I find that I get video on YouTube but no sound,
    which I presume is mp3.

    Read that the following parses should be made and that wherever the
    modules were not from .pm (Packman), they should be updated to the
    Packman source. Did that. Following a reboot, Amarok was missing from
    the panel, and when clicked on in the menu, flashed briefly on the
    screen without loading. Subsequent attempts to load from the menu do
    nothing.

    Looked through various log files hoping to find error messages relating
    to Amarok but found none.
    I suspect a bad version of an app "snuck" into you updates. Are you using repositories to install via zypper/yast? or are you using the 1 click install. I do not recommend the 1 click for multiimedia updates, as it could drag in apps from Novell-SuSE-GmbH or from videolan.

    Try working your way thru this: Check your multimedia problem in ten steps - openSUSE Forums

  3. #3
    oldcpu NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 Amarok Woes


    Robert Carlson;1921321 Wrote:
    > 11.1 32-bit, KDE 3.5, Intel DG965WH mobo with ICH8 audio
    >
    > Upon install, system sound worked and still works
    >
    > First attempts to use Amarok revealed that Mattias Ettrich's welcome
    > to
    > Amarok played only with the Xine engine rather than the default
    > GStreamer.
    >
    > Per prior advice from oldcpu, added Packman repository and installed
    > smplayer, mplayerplug-in, libxine1, xine-ui, amarok, amarok-xine, vlc,
    > libffmpeg0, w32codec-all. Found that mp3 radio streams would give a
    > "no
    > demux plugin" error but ogg streams played fine. While it has nothing
    > to do with Amarok, I find that I get video on YouTube but no sound,
    > which I presume is mp3.
    >
    > Read that the following parses should be made and that wherever the
    > modules were not from .pm (Packman), they should be updated to the
    > Packman source. Did that. Following a reboot, Amarok was missing
    > from
    > the panel, and when clicked on in the menu, flashed briefly on the
    > screen without loading. Subsequent attempts to load from the menu do
    > nothing.
    >
    > Looked through various log files hoping to find error messages
    > relating
    > to Amarok but found none.


    I suspect a bad version of an app "snuck" into you updates. Are you
    using repositories to install via zypper/yast? or are you using the 1
    click install. I do not recommend the 1 click for multiimedia updates,
    as it could drag in apps from Novell-SuSE-GmbH or from videolan.

    Try working your way thru this: 'Check your multimedia problem in ten
    steps - openSUSE Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/5v29xs)


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    Default Re: 11.1 Amarok Woes

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Carlson View Post
    First attempts to use Amarok revealed that Mattias Ettrich's welcome toAmarok played only with the Xine engine rather than the default GStreamer.
    This may be a silly question but why do you want to have amarok to use gstreamer when xine works? I have it set up this way and it has never failed me.

    I personally would uninstall all the packages you installed previously (smplayer, mplayerplug-in, libxine1, xine-ui, amarok, amarok-xine, vlc,
    libffmpeg0, w32codec-all) and just install amarok and amarok-xine from packman. This will hopefully work.

    Maybe after this put back w32codec-all, mplayer and vlc. But this is optional. Like OldCPU said, make sure all these come from packman and nowhere else.

    Good luck.
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  5. #5
    Dexter1979 NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 Amarok Woes


    Robert Carlson;1921321 Wrote:
    > First attempts to use Amarok revealed that Mattias Ettrich's welcome
    > toAmarok played only with the Xine engine rather than the default
    > GStreamer.


    This may be a silly question but why do you want to have amarok to use
    gstreamer when xine works? I have it set up this way and it has never
    failed me.

    I personally would uninstall all the packages you installed previously
    (smplayer, mplayerplug-in, libxine1, xine-ui, amarok, amarok-xine, vlc,
    libffmpeg0, w32codec-all) and just install amarok and amarok-xine from
    packman. This will hopefully work.

    Maybe after this put back w32codec-all, mplayer and vlc. But this is
    optional. Like OldCPU said, make sure all these come from packman and
    nowhere else.

    Good luck.


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  6. #6
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 Amarok Woes

    oldcpu wrote:
    > Robert Carlson;1921321 Wrote:
    >> 11.1 32-bit, KDE 3.5, Intel DG965WH mobo with ICH8 audio
    >>
    >> Upon install, system sound worked and still works
    >>
    >> First attempts to use Amarok revealed that Mattias Ettrich's welcome
    >> to
    >> Amarok played only with the Xine engine rather than the default
    >> GStreamer.
    >>
    >> Per prior advice from oldcpu, added Packman repository and installed
    >> smplayer, mplayerplug-in, libxine1, xine-ui, amarok, amarok-xine, vlc,
    >> libffmpeg0, w32codec-all. Found that mp3 radio streams would give a
    >> "no
    >> demux plugin" error but ogg streams played fine. While it has nothing
    >> to do with Amarok, I find that I get video on YouTube but no sound,
    >> which I presume is mp3.
    >>
    >> Read that the following parses should be made and that wherever the
    >> modules were not from .pm (Packman), they should be updated to the
    >> Packman source. Did that. Following a reboot, Amarok was missing
    >> from
    >> the panel, and when clicked on in the menu, flashed briefly on the
    >> screen without loading. Subsequent attempts to load from the menu do
    >> nothing.
    >>
    >> Looked through various log files hoping to find error messages
    >> relating
    >> to Amarok but found none.

    >
    > I suspect a bad version of an app "snuck" into you updates. Are you
    > using repositories to install via zypper/yast? or are you using the 1
    > click install. I do not recommend the 1 click for multiimedia updates,
    > as it could drag in apps from Novell-SuSE-GmbH or from videolan.
    >
    > Try working your way thru this: 'Check your multimedia problem in ten
    > steps - openSUSE Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/5v29xs)


    Thanks. I didn't use one-click for any multimedia stuff, I find that
    SMplayer works okay for playing streams, but I'll check out the URL in
    the hope that it will help me to resolve the YouTube sound issue. Thanks
    much.


  7. #7
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 Amarok Woes

    oldcpu wrote:
    > Robert Carlson;1921321 Wrote:
    >> 11.1 32-bit, KDE 3.5, Intel DG965WH mobo with ICH8 audio
    >>
    >> Upon install, system sound worked and still works
    >>
    >> First attempts to use Amarok revealed that Mattias Ettrich's welcome
    >> to
    >> Amarok played only with the Xine engine rather than the default
    >> GStreamer.
    >>
    >> Per prior advice from oldcpu, added Packman repository and installed
    >> smplayer, mplayerplug-in, libxine1, xine-ui, amarok, amarok-xine, vlc,
    >> libffmpeg0, w32codec-all. Found that mp3 radio streams would give a
    >> "no
    >> demux plugin" error but ogg streams played fine. While it has nothing
    >> to do with Amarok, I find that I get video on YouTube but no sound,
    >> which I presume is mp3.
    >>
    >> Read that the following parses should be made and that wherever the
    >> modules were not from .pm (Packman), they should be updated to the
    >> Packman source. Did that. Following a reboot, Amarok was missing
    >> from
    >> the panel, and when clicked on in the menu, flashed briefly on the
    >> screen without loading. Subsequent attempts to load from the menu do
    >> nothing.
    >>
    >> Looked through various log files hoping to find error messages
    >> relating
    >> to Amarok but found none.

    >
    > I suspect a bad version of an app "snuck" into you updates. Are you
    > using repositories to install via zypper/yast? or are you using the 1
    > click install. I do not recommend the 1 click for multiimedia updates,
    > as it could drag in apps from Novell-SuSE-GmbH or from videolan.
    >
    > Try working your way thru this: 'Check your multimedia problem in ten
    > steps - openSUSE Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/5v29xs)


    Thanks. I didn't use one-click for any multimedia stuff, I find that
    SMplayer works okay for playing streams, but I'll check out the URL in
    the hope that it will help me to resolve the YouTube sound issue. Thanks
    much.


  8. #8
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 Amarok Woes

    Dexter1979 wrote:
    > Robert Carlson;1921321 Wrote:
    >> First attempts to use Amarok revealed that Mattias Ettrich's welcome
    >> toAmarok played only with the Xine engine rather than the default
    >> GStreamer.

    >
    > This may be a silly question but why do you want to have amarok to use
    > gstreamer when xine works? I have it set up this way and it has never
    > failed me.


    Makes no difference to me.

    > I personally would uninstall all the packages you installed previously
    > (smplayer, mplayerplug-in, libxine1, xine-ui, amarok, amarok-xine, vlc,
    > libffmpeg0, w32codec-all) and just install amarok and amarok-xine from
    > packman. This will hopefully work.


    For now I am using smplayer for the streams.

    > Maybe after this put back w32codec-all, mplayer and vlc. But this is
    > optional. Like OldCPU said, make sure all these come from packman and
    > nowhere else.


    I think I just stick with smplayer for now and work on getting sound for
    YouTube. So many blog news articles have links to YouTube.

    > Good luck.


    Thank you, and thanks for the tips.

  9. #9
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 Amarok Woes

    Dexter1979 wrote:
    > Robert Carlson;1921321 Wrote:
    >> First attempts to use Amarok revealed that Mattias Ettrich's welcome
    >> toAmarok played only with the Xine engine rather than the default
    >> GStreamer.

    >
    > This may be a silly question but why do you want to have amarok to use
    > gstreamer when xine works? I have it set up this way and it has never
    > failed me.


    Makes no difference to me.

    > I personally would uninstall all the packages you installed previously
    > (smplayer, mplayerplug-in, libxine1, xine-ui, amarok, amarok-xine, vlc,
    > libffmpeg0, w32codec-all) and just install amarok and amarok-xine from
    > packman. This will hopefully work.


    For now I am using smplayer for the streams.

    > Maybe after this put back w32codec-all, mplayer and vlc. But this is
    > optional. Like OldCPU said, make sure all these come from packman and
    > nowhere else.


    I think I just stick with smplayer for now and work on getting sound for
    YouTube. So many blog news articles have links to YouTube.

    > Good luck.


    Thank you, and thanks for the tips.

  10. #10
    Robert Carlson NNTP User

    Default Re: 11.1 Amarok Woes

    oldcpu wrote:
    > I suspect a bad version of an app "snuck" into you updates. Are you
    > using repositories to install via zypper/yast? or are you using the 1
    > click install. I do not recommend the 1 click for multiimedia updates,
    > as it could drag in apps from Novell-SuSE-GmbH or from videolan.
    >
    > Try working your way thru this: 'Check your multimedia problem in ten
    > steps - openSUSE Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/5v29xs)


    Completed this and found/resolved quite a few missing dependencies.
    When I checked back through, I found I needed to repeat step 1. Amarok
    now loading and playing mp3 as well as ogg. Many thanks.

    During this testing and updating, I twice had YouTube sound working. In
    each case it did not survive rebooting.

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