FLAC files on Amarok (Georgi Kourtev)

Thomas Olsen tanghus at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 15:39:51 GMT 2009

On Thursday 03 December 2009 15:39:47 Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 09:56, Georgi Kourtev <gkourtev at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> No, that is highly unlikely, since Amarok doesn't handle sound
> >> directly, it lets Phonon do that. I have not seen such a behavior
> >> before anywhere, yours is truly unique.
> >>
> >> Please try if you can play any of those files with Dragonplayer, it
> >> uses Phonon exactly as Amarok does. This could help excluding a phonon
> >> problem. But still, I haven't seen that in any of the bug reports
> >> against Phonon neither.
> >>
> >> If it doesn't play with Dragonplayer, then maybe there is a problem with
> >>  xine.
> >
> > Dragon player does the job fine.
> Good, so it is not a Phonon problem.
> >> I presume you have a normal Kubuntu installation (no pulseaudio, of
> >> course) and that you didn't change any of the default settings. Since
> >> FLAC support is installed by default in Kubuntu, there is really no
> >> reason why you wouldn't be able to play those.
> >
> > Standard indeed, no changes in the defaults.
> >
> > Today I had the idea to open a flac file from Amarok-->Play media. To my
> > surprise, it worked!!!  So the real issue was, and still is, that in the
> > playlists Amarok does not see the flacs (it says: AutorName, O tracks).
> > This does not change even after reloading the list.  But I assume this is
> > a different issue.... Any help on that?
> Make sure you have no playlist filtering active and use the default
> basic playlist layout. Also disable any repeat, random or favors in
> the track progression (Tools menu) Does this change anything?

I had some problems with files or paths containing [ or ]. It isn't consistent 
though, so I haven't been able to figure out whats wrong.

Best Regards / Med venlig hilsen

Thomas Olsen

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