1. streaming radio in 9.04 (Stan Hughes)

Myriam Schweingruber myriam at kubuntu.org
Sat Jul 25 15:20:14 BST 2009


Hi Sam,

On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 01:13, Sam Przyswa<samp at arial-concept.com> wrote:
>
> Sorry but on Ubuntu 9.04 Amarok doesn't work, I tried on 2 different
> machine.

It sure works! First of all, if you use the default version, which is
2.0.2, you should upgrade to the latest stable release, 2.1.1,
available in the jaunty-backports repository, 2.0.2 is completely
outdated.

Then, make sure you use the phonon-xine-backend (don't use gstreamer,
the current version in Kubuntu 9.04 is far too buggy) and avoid
pulseaudio. A bug seems to drag in pulseaudio, which is not needed on
KDE and should not be installed at all. Removing pulseaudio, removing
the ~/.kde/share/config/phonondevicesrc and restarting KDE should be
enough to make Amarok work.

BTW, one of the most frequent reasons people say that "Amarok doesn't
work" is due to the fact that Kubuntu by default doesn't ship the mp3
codecs for patent reasons. Installing the libxine1-ffmpeg package
solves this issue.


Regards, Myriam

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