Amarok: Ugh!

Colin Guthrie gmane at
Wed Sep 27 08:55:40 UTC 2006

Jeff Pitman wrote:
> I've got this installed:
> [jrp at slim .xine]$ rpm -qa amarok* xine*
> amarok-extras-nonfree-1.4.3-1.lvn5
> amarok-1.4.3-3.fc5
> xine-lib-1.1.2-4.lvn5
> I'm using the Xine Engine with Auto detect for the output. Local mp3
> playing and iPod stuff works great (except for the weird mounting issues
> .. but, that's bearable). However, whenever I play mp3 streams
> everything goes south real quick. I either get:
> =======================
> Error Loading Media
> No suitable input plugin. This often means that the url's protocol is
> not supported. Network failures are other possible causes.
> =======================
> or something like:
> =======================
> Error Loading Media
> No suitable demux plugin.
> =======================
> and incessant hangs left and right. I've produced a crash as well
> randomly clicking on Streams. So it either is some thread/pipe issue or
> some cleanup problem.

Well seeing as everyone else is replying about the mounting, perhaps you
should see this bug in Mandriva:

We have the same problem which we've attributed to Xine. The poster of
the bug seems to think it is x86_64 only but perhaps you can confirm the
same symptoms on i586?

I think the underlying problem in this case is with Xine as I asked the
poster to try the same streams directly in Xine.

I've also seen this bug but my system is also x86_64 so cannot confirm
if it's some kind of weirdness of Xine's URL handling at fault or
something more sinister.

(It may also be related to this BKO issue which is linked from the above
bug but I doubt it in this case...

Please keep me/this list informed of any progress you make on this. I'll
try and help debug but am quite busy just now.


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