Kaffeine can't find codecs etc.
john_82 at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Mar 28 15:15:16 BST 2007
On Wednesday 28 March 2007 14:09, John Meyer wrote:
> John wrote:
> > I seem to have lost the ability to play anything from mp3 to avi's etc
> > after installing kaffiene 8.3. I've followed the suggested link for a
> > replacement for the suse xine and installed that plus newer libcaca and
> > libtheora to get round dependencies. I didn't need to install new
> > versions of alsa or speex.
> > If I run kaffeine -w it can find win32 etc and is only unhappy because it
> > can't access /dev/dvd - permission refused. (on suse
> > that's /media/dvdrecorder). I did try adding a simulink but that doesn't
> > seem to help. Maybe I haven't done that in the right way?
> > Going on from that if I click on anything that kaffiene should play it
> > comes up with "can't find plugin to handle etc" even on an mp3.
> > I have also tried to run a file directly from xine and get the same error
> > message. All of the codecs etc are there as installed my mplayer but
> > there is no indication where xine expects to find them. The kaffeine
> > wizard definitely does find them!. Also the xine load log shows that it
> > can't find a demux for an mpv file. Xine also seems to be installed in a
> > "simple user mode" maybe more advanced modes allow the codec directories
> > to be specified. There doesn't seem to be any way of changing this.
> > Curiously all but dvd playing was fine with the original suse
> > installation once mplayer had been install. That still functions
> > perfectly.
> > Adding the dvd lib didn't allow dvd's to be played. The best I managed
> > was - have you permission to play this. Running as root didn't help
> > either.
> > 'elp.
> Have you tried reinstalling the codecs from packman?
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I hadn't tried that but have now - no change.
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