Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193037
New 1.4.0-4 release doesn't play .flac files any more
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:33 EST
Description of problem:
After updating to the new 1.4.0 release, it won't play flac files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Try to load a .flac file
"These media could not be loaded into the playlist:"
Load and play the file
When amarok started, there was a message about the player switching to a new
streaming engine or something. This probably has something to do with that.
However, it needs to support all the file formats that were previously
supported. If there's a different plugin available that will loaded to load
.flac files, it should be a dependency so it is installed automatically when
amarok is upgraded.
The flac format was supported by the gstreamer engine, which is not included in
amarok 1.4 final (developer's decision). The Helix engine is still available,
unfortunately it does not support flac yet.
One of the solutions would be to install the xine engine, which can not be
distributed by Fedora for software patents reasons. But you can find it in
another repository if you don't live in a country which recognizes software patents.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 192802 ***