FLAC files on Amarok (Georgi Kourtev)

Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 16:09:53 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 02 December 2009 18:02:20 Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
> Hi Georgi,

> Most strange, you have everything needed to play FLAC files, but those
> don't play, I really don't understand and I have no explanation at
> all.  I asked several people around me, no one has those problems.
> You can try forcing a reinstall of the phonon-backend-xine and
> libxine1 (sudo apt-get install --reinstall phonon-backend-xine
> libxine1). That's pretty much the only thing I can suggest now, maybe
> this helps.
> Regards, Myriam.

The only thing that I didn't have installed is the kubuntu-restricted-extras, 
which I installed some 10 minutes ago.  It removed two packages (libavcodec-
extra-52 and libavcodec-unstripped-52). Still cannot play flac in Amarok.  

What is strange for me is that other players I have installed (Kaffeine, 
KMplayer, GNOME Mplayer) do play flac files. Could it be something with Amarok? 
I looked at the settings there but didn't find anything meaningful to the 

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