15 April 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 / Amarok 2 Sound Problem











I launched Amarok 2 to play a song just moments ago and to my horror, there was no sound. Grrrr....

Here's the solution:

1. Install phonon-backend-xine.
2. Remove phonon-backend-gstreamer.

That's it.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!

Steve said...

You're da man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So Gooood~~~ :)

filaboia said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

same problem and solution in opensuse 11.1

Sebastian said...

yeeeeees. Great! Thanks - Working awesome now!

Filippo - Italy said...

You are the best! Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

No idea what this actually does BUT IT WORKS - THANKS

Lesfar Inmors said...

You is the boy.

I neet install kde-multimidia too, but work.

Thanks

Henry said...

thanks! that helped

Anonymous said...

A genius I see. Thanks.

Jonathan said...

Thanks!!!

pyutaros said...

Worked gloriously for me. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! You suggestion ended my two days frustration.

Wei-Yee Chan said...

I'm glad that it worked for you all. Thanks for letting me know.

anca luca said...

thanks a lot!

Evill said...

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Yay!

Anonymous said...

I tried this but it didn't work. So I installed libxine1-ffmpeg and it worked. =)

Wei-Yee Chan said...

>I tried this but it didn't work. So
>I installed libxine1-ffmpeg and
>it worked. =)

Well, that's actually a different "problem" altogether. What you did was install the support for restricted codecs, which as far as I know, have never been shipped by default in any Ubuntu release.

See: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2006-November/099430.html


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MPEG-related plugins for libxine1

This package contains plugins for the xine video/media player engine, which are necessary to decode MPEG-based codecs. Among them, this package includes the ffmpeg input plugin for xine, which enables xine-based players a large variety of modern audio and video codecs.

You most probably want to install this package. It is required if you want to watch DVDs or digital TV using any xine-based player.
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Wei-Yee Chan said...

How to install Amarok in Ubuntu and get it to play MP3s

ちぃ said...

ありがとう先輩!

Phil said...

Fix worked straight away. Thanks a lot.

Matt said...

Thanks muchly, solved a frustrating problem since the Jaunty upgrade.

Diego said...

Awesome men !!
Gracias desde Buenos Aires

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot, that works =)

Anonymous said...

Thanks I got my broken amarok working again, but since I had phonon-backend-xine. already installed, what I did is as follow:
installed phonon-backend-gstreamer and then uninstal it while installing xine back and it worked!!! So thanks again ^^

jose miotto said...

It seems that you helped a lot of people but it doesn't work on my computer...

César said...

Guru!

Kyle said...

Simply brilliant

Watsh Rajneesh said...

Thanks a lot!!

Watsh Rajneesh said...

Thanks a lot!!

Anonymous said...

A kiss

mohave said...

Wei-Yee Chan,
My issue was the 'libxine1-ffmpeg' one.
It has been a challenging google research that was successfuly landing in your page ;-)
Thanks a lot

Cristian said...

maybe just
#apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg
will suffice, for me it did anyway

Anonymous said...

brilliant! i just recently switched to ubuntu from vista, and i have been overwhelmingly impressed with the level of community support. cheers!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot! I'm also new to the Linux world and only have good words. This is great!!!

Anonymous said...

Many Thanks for brining my Amarok back to life!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't work for me..

Mohamed El-Nabawy said...

So Cool
thanks for help
it is been so long since i started to search a solution for this problem

Anonymous said...

It Helped! Thanks!

Kevin said...

Just great.

zap_ldu said...

GRACIAS ERES EL MEJOR....

oodle said...

it worked a dream!!! you're a hero!! been stumped for months over this!!

Jaapz said...

thanks, fixed it :)

Anonymous said...

I also need to install kdemultimedia

sudo apt-get install kdemultimedia

after that...restarted amarok and I have sound

Anonymous said...

really thank you!!!

Ken said...

Fabulous. Works for Debian Squeeze

Christof said...

Yep that worked. Sweet! Thank you much

Anonymous said...

You may not have to uninstalle Install phonon-backend-gstreamer. In KDE4 you can go to a command prompt and enter "kdesudo systemsettings" - and click on the "backend" tab. Once there, you need to make sure that "xine" is the preferred option.

Solved the problem for me (and under gnome at that:) )

THANKS!

Wei-Yee Chan said...

Unfortunately, most of us here are Ubuntu (Gnome) users and do not have kdesudo installed by default. But thanks for the tip - It should be useful for Kubuntu users.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

worked but my sound is in really poor quality :-S

Jack Pidwell said...

didint work for me though...

Anonymous said...

So great!! but one comment, it is not needed remove the xine one. you can add the gstreamer and only configure you amarok

Anyway, THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wei-Yee Chan said...

>So great!! but one comment, it is not
>needed remove the xine one. you can add
>the gstreamer and only configure you
>amarok

Remove gstreamer, you mean? gstreamer was buggy, so I thought I might as well remove it. It's simpler and more straightforward to do so, especially in the case of newbies who may not be familiar with configuring Amarok.

http://amarok.kde.org/blog/archives/91-Backends,-Phonon,-GStreamer.html


>Anyway, THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No problemo. :-)

ari said...

thanx a loot, worked perfectly on ubuntu 9.10.

gw_brian said...

thanks a lot man.... :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This broke when I upgraded, and also for some reason it switched me from nautilus to dolphin.