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Old 23rd May 2006, 01:13 PM
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Amarok and mp3 engines?

I have installed xine and gstreamer-plugins-ugly but the only engine I can choose in amarok, is helix...
Why?

Also, why is Fedora/Redhat so cumbersome to get multimedia to work as it should!?? It's the only distro I have used that have this prooblem, why??


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BTJ

BTW, I am running FC 5...
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Old 23rd May 2006, 01:20 PM
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I just updated myself and having the same problem. More than likely just a bad build. Hopefully it gets fixed pronto .

read this to get answers to your second question:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ForbiddenItems
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Old 23rd May 2006, 03:19 PM
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Yes, but it's only Fedora! No one else have this issue, so why can't Fedora do what everyone else is doing??


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Old 23rd May 2006, 05:56 PM
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Mmm.... I had this problem too after upgrading, xine engine disappeared and could only load helix. I installed amarok-extras-nonfree to see what that did and suddenly I had my xine engine back. Everything works fine again.
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Old 23rd May 2006, 06:09 PM
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cool, ill try and see if that works for me.

EDIT: Which repo did you get that from?
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Old 23rd May 2006, 06:20 PM
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cool, ill try and see if that works for me.

EDIT: Which repo did you get that from?

the livna repo
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Old 23rd May 2006, 06:55 PM
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tried it and didn't work, but i don't use xine anyway (don't feel like installing the libs). Would prefer gstreamer once they fix the build.
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Old 23rd May 2006, 07:13 PM
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gstreamer engine has been removed from final version of Amarok 1.4. More info here: https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo.../msg00684.html The gstreamer engine was backported to Amarok 1.4 final by the packager only for architecures that do not support Helix engine: ppc64, x86_64, s390, s390x and ia64
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Old 24th May 2006, 12:59 PM
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That blows. Seriously, it does.
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Old 24th May 2006, 02:55 PM
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I posted this in another thread, but I'll post it here as well.

I was able to get mp3 support going with the Helix Engine by doing the following:

1) yum install compat-libstdc++-33
2) Download RealPlayer 10 for Linux from here: http://www.real.com/linux/ (Download RPM Package Link)
3) rpm -Uvh RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm
4) Open Amarok. Open the "Settings/Configure Amarok" section, then select "Engine"
5) Alter the Helix engine locations to the following:
Core directory: /usr/local/RealPlayer/common
Plugins directory: /usr/local/RealPlayer/plugins
Codecs directory: /usr/local/RealPlayer/codecs

After making these changes and restarting Amarok, mp3 files will now play fine again. This setup includes crossfading support as well, which is a nice bonus.
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Old 24th May 2006, 02:57 PM
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are there advantages with gstreamer over the xine engine in amaroK?
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Old 24th May 2006, 02:59 PM
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You can find a comparison of the various engines here
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Old 24th May 2006, 03:04 PM
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thanks for that. i installed all the xine relevant dependancies and libraries including the amarok-extras from livna and all worked 100%...
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Old 24th May 2006, 05:09 PM
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See the Amarok section of Fedora Core 5 Installation Notes.
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Old 26th May 2006, 03:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flu
I posted this in another thread, but I'll post it here as well.

I was able to get mp3 support going with the Helix Engine by doing the following:

1) yum install compat-libstdc++-33
2) Download RealPlayer 10 for Linux from here: http://www.real.com/linux/ (Download RPM Package Link)
3) rpm -Uvh RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm
4) Open Amarok. Open the "Settings/Configure Amarok" section, then select "Engine"
5) Alter the Helix engine locations to the following:
Core directory: /usr/local/RealPlayer/common
Plugins directory: /usr/local/RealPlayer/plugins
Codecs directory: /usr/local/RealPlayer/codecs

After making these changes and restarting Amarok, mp3 files will now play fine again. This setup includes crossfading support as well, which is a nice bonus.
I tried this and amarok crashed and wont reboot. Thanks !
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