__/ [ Vahis ] on Sunday 21 May 2006 11:11 \__
> Alan Searle wrote:
>> Hallo everyone,
>> A curious thing is happening with amaroK:
What you describe below either happens when something goes wrong (bug), or
the filetype is not supported, _OR_, as the messages indicates, the playlist
is empty or at its end.
>> I have just installed OpenSuSE 10.1 and want to play mp3's ... I clicked
>> and amaroK opened but then claimed that it could not read mp3 format. I
>> then switched the engine from Xine to Helix (Realplay is installed) and
>> the system then immediately said 'playlist finished'.
Do what Vahis says. It's a matter of clicking some widgets to get MP3
support. Get all the rest of these codecs while you're at it. Do it once and
forget about it, for good.
>> What is happening here? Is there a bug? Or is it one of these stupid
>> situations where copyright demands that decoder software cannot be
>> shipped directly with the OS?
>> Or should I switch to another mp3 player?
> Definitely not, Amarok rox :)
Yes, it does! But if you ever want to go astray, see Banshee or SongBird,
which are iTunes lookalikes in some sense. XMMS is a bit passe, in my humble
> Add Packman and Guru to install sources and fix the multimedia stuff.
> Amarok 1.4 (Fast Forward) appeared to Guru yestarday, it's real cool.
Oh, yeah! Seen the screenshot, but haven't installed it yet. Actually, I'll
do so now. I'm still on version 1.1.
> My sig carries my multimedia stuff notes for 10.0. It's usable for 10.1,
> just change the paths 10.0 to 10.1 in the instructions accordingly.
Roy S. Schestowitz
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