Kaffeine can't find codecs etc.
john_82 at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Mar 28 22:50:09 BST 2007
On Wednesday 28 March 2007 15:15, John wrote:
> 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.
One odd thing about this when I try to load a file from kaffeine using "all
supported media files" it shows none in directories that contain mp3's, avi's
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