banshee wont play

I recently installed banshee from the gnome 3 site with the one click installer and everything went fine but clicking on an mp3 does nothing it wont play. ideas?

As usual… start it via a terminal and post the output.

First of all try to run Banshee in terminal
Secondly I want to see your repos

# zypper lr -d

first of all my reports from playing a mp3:

[Info  13:54:40.552] Unable to bind DAAP Proxy to port 8089
** Message: PackageKit: xid = 41943085
** Message: PackageKit: Codec nice name: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) decoder
** Message: PackageKit: ignoring field named parsed
** Message: PackageKit: field is: mpegaudioversion, type: gint
** Message: PackageKit: field is: mpegversion, type: gint
** Message: PackageKit: field is: layer, type: gint
** Message: PackageKit: structure: gstreamer0.10(decoder-audio/mpeg)(mpegaudioversion=1)(mpegversion=1)(layer=3)
** Message: PackageKit: Did not install codec: Process /usr/bin/gpk-dbus-service exited with status 1
[Warn  13:56:16.444] Seem to be stuck loading file:///home/adam/Music/Britney%20Spears%20-%20Femme%20Fatale%20(Deluxe%20Edition)%20(2011)%20Pop%20DutchReleaseTeam/04%20-%20Britney%20Spears%20-%20I%20Wanna%20Go.mp3, so re-trying

it never leaves the “retrying” and it never plays. at first it was some “missing mp3 codec do you want me to search?” so I said yes. but it did nothing

as for my repos:

#  | Alias                            | Name                             | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                         | Service
 1 | Banshee                          | Banshee                          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |         |        
 2 | KernelStandard                   | KernelStandard                   | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |          |        
 3 | Mono                             | Mono                             | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |               |        
 4 | Updates-for-openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0 | Updates for openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0 | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |                                   |        
 5 | banshee                          | banshee                          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |            |        
 6 | ffAlpha                          | ffAlpha                          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |     |        
 7 | home:fcrozat:gnome3_11.4         | home:fcrozat:gnome3_11.4         | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | |        
 8 | openSUSE_11.4_OSS                | openSUSE_11.4_OSS                | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  |                     |        
 9 | openSUSE_11.4_Updates            | openSUSE_11.4_Updates            | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |                                    |        
10 | repo-debug                       | openSUSE-11.4-Debug              | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  |              |        
11 | repo-debug-update                | openSUSE-11.4-Update-Debug       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |                             |        
12 | repo-non-oss                     | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss            | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  |                |        
13 | repo-oss                         | openSUSE-11.4-Oss                | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  |                    |        
14 | repo-source                      | openSUSE-11.4-Source             | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  |             |        
15 | vlc                              | vlc                              | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |   

hello? any one out there?

Your list of repositories is basically a bad mess. Search this forum on how to properly configure multimedia-support on openSUSE and tidy that list a bit. Less is more when it comes to package management.


hello? any one out there?

This is not an IRC. Be patient when waiting for replies.

So I managed to clean out the repos - or at least remove a few i didnt need. VLC, Kernel and MONO I do need.
Any ways. I still cant get banshee to play. what are the specific commands I need to do in the terminal or the specific codecs i need and the steps I need to take to get banshee to play?

Key word: Specific

See Carl’s sticky on multimedia support:

Multimedia in One Click

VLC, Kernel and MONO I do need.

The Packman repository offers a vast choice of multimedia apps and (much) more, so you won’t need the videolan repo. Several Videolan packages are not compatible with Packman packages (and the VLC player is offered by Packman as well).

Edit: Have you tried the Banshee package from the standard oss repository?

Edit again: I also notice that you have two Banshee repositories activated, therefore conflicts are quite natural (esp. since you have set all repositories on the same prority).

I removed all but the core suse, gnome and then the VLC, Kernel and MONO repos so I will re-install the core opensuse banshee

that installs like 6 extra repos…according to others in this forum that seems to be a bad idea

aslo I just finished the install of those packages…and I just added and re-installed the banshee from the Index of /repositories/Banshee/openSUSE_11.4 and still NOTHING no musics >_<

Check the presentation on one-click install. It’s not necessary to keep the repos, they are just needed to download and install the codecs that you need.

if I delete those repos that downloaded and installed those codecs I get issues saying “keep or break” and I always have to choose keep - what I am keeping is the “old” or “no longer supported” because I have deleted the repos they came from.

So why is banshee not not playing now?

Again: the VLC-repo is not needed, see my latest post. That is most probably not the culprit here, but it might cause trouble later.

I’d do the following:

  1. Strip down all repos to oss, non-oss, update and packman

  2. Switch all remaining packages to those repos:

zypper dup

…to make sure no package from those other repositories will cause conflicts

  1. Install all needed codecs as described in the HowTo mentioned here (and make sure it will not add any extra repos)

  2. Install Banshee from the oss repo and test it. Works? Then…

  3. If you want to use the latest version 2.0, install it from the Banshee-repo, but do not use the Factory Banshee-repo. Test it.

Good luck. Music is important.

As gropiuskalle said you need only packman.