Amarok not playing MP3. RythmBox does!

Asked by thaim on 2009-09-22

Hello,
I have read some of the threads regarding Amarok not playing MP3. Though they were always
suggesting to install the codecs. As far as I can see, I have installed all codecs that should be
needed. I can play any type of DIVX and movies. I can Play MP3s with RythmBox and some other.
Only Amarok does not work since all 2.0-2.1 Versions. Why?
When I drop an mp3 in the playlist, nothing happens except that the song now is placed there. When I
now double click, I can see a flickering, but nothing more happens. Hafter hitting play for a while, I get
a message, that too many errors have been in the playlist. What is going wrong. Why does the new Amarok
not play any of my mp3s anymore ? :(

I am currentlly running Version 2.1 on Ubuntu 9.04.

Hope someone can help me here.

Regards,
             Alexander

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Last query:
2009-09-23
Last reply:
2009-09-27
shalabh (shalabh7777) said : #1

Just try reinstalling Amarok.
May be some conflict issues which can be resolved on reinstalling.

thaim (public-thesofa) said : #2

No, this is unfortunatly not the point. I reinstalled Amarok several times,
and I have this Issue on three seperate mashines :-/

Matthew Lange (matthewlange) said : #3

Thanks for your question!

I assume you're using Kubuntu.

Try installing the ffmpeg driver:
  sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg

Optionally, you could try installing the Kubuntu restricted (aka non-GPL) extras. It comes with all kinds of things like Macromedia Flash, Sun's Java, and all kinds of drivers for things like MP3, etc.
  sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras

Hope that helps!

Dave Basener (dbasener) said : #5

Matthew - thanks for the answer re: installing libxine1-ffmpeg. I had exactly the same problem (amarok just raced through each file at about 100X with no sound whatsoever) and had tried a number of other solutions. I did the apt-get line and then started amarok, and it worked.

cokecan42 (cokecan42) said : #6

My Amarok was doing the same thing I tried it and it fixed it !!!!!

                                                        Thanks Cokecan42

PS You are a Brain

The same thing happened to me. And that fixed it. Thanks!!

=)

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