Potentially some Xine Engine bugs

Dan Meltzer hydrogen at notyetimplemented.com
Fri Sep 1 13:37:23 UTC 2006

On Friday 01 September 2006 6:51 am, Mark Kretschmann wrote:
> On Friday 01 September 2006 11:49, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> > :) Disable crossfade and it works. Cheers for the info.
> >
> > Perhaps Amarok can handle this more gracefully? It generally jumps
> > several songs in my playlist poping up a message box for each song it
> > can't play. which is very bad from a UI perspective. A passive popup
> > would be better IMO than a message box.
> >
> > It could perhaps suggest somewhere that crossfading requires hardware
> > mixing?
> Crossfading does _not_ require hardware mixing. It requires mixing. This
> can be a hardware or software implementation. On Linux, ALSA automatically
> provides software mixing via DMix as a fallback. Other operating systems
> provide similar facilities.
> If this does not work right on your box, then your setup is simply broken.
> The problem is not with Amarok.

I remember lots of people having trouble with crossfading/gapless playback and 
dynamic playlists right after the amarok meeting and the changes to the "can 
we play this" functions.  I don't believe this was ever fixed, and this may 
be the problem.

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