What you could do is compare rpms between the two PCs. Copy and paste into a gnome-terminal / konsole in each PC: rpm -q amarok vlc xvid w32codec-all
rpm -qa | grep java
rpm -qa | grep xine
rpm -qa | grep layer
rpm -qa | grep ffmpeg
rpm -qa | grep gstreamer
and compare the results of the two pcs … any differences?
Thanks for the pointer. I can see several differences between the two machines but they are mostly minor differences in version and I doubt that these are the reason for the exception I am getting.
I had thought that there was a way to configure the sound card, through YaST for example, so that it would allow little-endian sound files. Apparently I was wrong, so I will try my luck with the Java folk.