amarok & flac

Greg Meyer greg at
Fri Nov 3 03:55:49 UTC 2006

On Thursday 02 November 2006 6:09 pm, Jeff Mitchell wrote:
> Art Alexion wrote:
> > Is the failure of amarok-xine to support flac files a Kubuntu thing or
> > does it affect all of the 1.4 releases?
> Also, a good test for whenever you're trying to figure out if a problem
> playing a format is related to Amarok or the xine libraries is to fire
> up xine-ui (usually just "xine") and see if you can play the file.  If
> you can't, it's a xine problem; if you can, it could be an Amarok problem.
It seems from my experience talking to people on #amarok that the xine can't 
play flac files that are tagged with id3 tags.  If the tags are stripped, the 
files play fine.

Apparently some Windows encoders use id3 tags instead of vorbis comments when 
tagging files.

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