Am Fr, 11 Mär 2011 16:03:14 CET schrieb Ralph DeWitt:
hello, this list is for members creating multimedia content, not for general help. see opensuse list or any forum.
I don't agree.
That said, usually such problem come from some mixer entry muted
You can try pavumixer, when amarok is _running_. Play with alsa, pulseaudio-settings in Amarok. Did you try the Packman-version? the default-version doesn't support mp3 since years, because of worldwide legal issues.
Thanks for your help. But the mixer is not muted.
I think you cannot be sure, if you have more than 1 soundcard! I was fooled a while ago with an usb-headset, which uses a wrong route by default (probably).
Now I suggest that you change the list topic to limit the discussion to multimedia creation only in http://lists.opensuse.org as it currently says:opensuse-multimedia English "Discussion about multimedia in the openSUSE distribution" I feel my asking for help with a broken Amarok (multimedia application) and a broken sound system sub component is with in the current guide lines of this list. But in order to avoide conflict I will take this problem to another list.
This is a good idea, not because I think it is OT here, this list has very low traffic, normally I read this list only and post to the German multimedia-list, which has very low traffic too. BTW I was pointed to the German multimedia-list from the general list with similar questions. So don't care.
Did you try similar apps?
Have a look at Clementine, which is an Amarok 1 clone and gmpc with mpd, which is my fave. Deadbeef seems not be available till now for 11.4.
And I wiil remember the unfrendlyness of this distributions mailing lists when I begin the process of looking for another distribution.
Such things can happen in any list. Especially because this list has so low traffic, I don't understand this meaning. Choose your distro depending on your needs and which things work, there is no perfect distro. At least Opensuse belongs to the fastest. If I compare Opensuse with Ubuntu, Opensuse gets 51% and Ubuntu 49% when I have to choose, both have problems, which must be solved. I recommend to reserve 4 partitions (15GB) for different distros (+4 for /boot with 200MB each), so you can test 2 distros and keep the old one, if a new one doesn't work. Especially for multimedia this is very recommended and hard drives are very big nowadays.