Amarok vs Gstreamer

paulc2 at paulc2 at
Tue Sep 5 20:47:32 UTC 2006

(1) you need to modify these files:

- amarok/
- amarok/
- amarok/src/engine/
- amarok/src/engine/gst10/

you should be able to figure out what needs to be uncommented.

(2) just run it from the command line.

BTW, it already works, but there are issues.  The most vexing one I've come
across so far is this:

on some Gentoo systems (I have this happening on 2 gentoo systems right 
now, but
there are other gentoo users that work fine) everything sets up fine and there
are no errors, until you try to set the pipeline to "PLAYING".  That 
fails. You don't get to the error bus, so all you know is that the 
state couldn't be
changed, and there is no way to obtain any information about what about the
pipeline prevents it from changing the state.

Now, here's the catch: the same pipeline (minus the equalizer) plays just fine
in gst-launch, and the very same code works fine on other distros, Arch being
the other one I'm using most often.  (I've tried removing the equalizer from
the pipeline in the amarok engine, but same result, so it doesnt seem 
to be the

ATM, I'm pretty stumped, so if you or anyone on this list has any ideas...


Quoting Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh at>:

> I'm trying to get amarok working again with gstreamer.  It worked fine
> till recently, but upgrades to amarok and/or gstreamer-0.10 have broken
> it.  So far I've downloaded amarok from the svn archive and built it
> successfully using .
> However, I haven't been able to enable gst.  The tests for gst are
> commented out of the file, and when I remove the
> comment markers ("#"s), is rebuilt with the gst tests
> commented out again.  I haven't been able to find the configuration
> files that use as input while building .
> Questions:
> (1) What files are used to control building ?
> (2) When I get amarok built to use gstreamer, how can I get amarok to
> print out its invocation of gst?  Amarok has a lot of debugging
> features, but there doesn't seem to be much info on how to use them.
> Many Thanks - jon
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