Amarok won't play music for some reason.

Asked by some_cro_dude on 2009-11-10

I added music to collection, put files on playlist, and amarok "plays" music for one thousand of second. It literally flashes through the play track like it played it, and continues playing others like that. I really don't know what is the problem.

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Lydia Pintscher
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2009-11-11
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2009-11-11
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2009-11-10

You are likely missing a codec. Try installing kubuntu-restricted-extras and see if that fixes your problem.

some_cro_dude (antegrbic8) said : #2

Hmm, i now have problems with updating ubuntu, i'll fix that and then update with ubuntu-restricted-extras.
Thanks on the advice :)

You need kubuntu-restricted-extras. ubuntu-restricted-extras does not give you the necessary codec.

Ken Johnson (pebmich-comcast) said : #4

I, too, have the same problem and request that 89570 be re-opened for me.

Just about every software package has been installed on my computer to no avail. Included are:
                            ubuntu-restricted-extras
                            kubuntu-restricted-extras
                            libxine1-ffmpeg
                            phonon-backend-xine
                            phonon-backend-gstreamer

and God knows how many other xine's, phonon'sand ffmpeg's but like I said, to no avail.

A little help would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks,

ken

Bobby A (starfire6) said : #5

Ken Johnson has solved my problem. I checked and was missing one package I think it was libxine1-ffmpeg. Once installed and reboot it played fine. Thanks... :)

Desmond Stewart (sleepyd) said : #6

Lydia Pintscher - thank you very much.

A simple and effective method of solving this problem.

Lydia Pintscher said on 2009-11-11:

You need kubuntu-restricted-extras. ubuntu-restricted-extras does not give you the necessary codec.

Absolutely spot on. Again, thanks a million.

SD