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    AmaroK help?

    I can't seem to get my music to play on amaroK. When I click play, it just runs through all the files and says 'playlist finished' when it runs through all of them. I know the files work, it works when I open them with VLC. Thanks.

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    Re: AmaroK help?

    Ah yes, I've had the problem many a time. Now, if I can just remember what it was...

    Are you dragging the files in directly from the file manager, or adding them from your collection? If the latter, try tools -> update collection.
    I do not use Ubuntu any more, nor have I ever used Gnome. Therefore, I tend to give advice that is distro- and DE-agnostic, which, while perhaps not the easiest way, will allow you to move freely between machines.

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    Re: AmaroK help?

    Sounds like it could be a codec problem; doesn't VLC use its own set of codecs, so they might work there but not in Amarok?

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    Re: AmaroK help?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmub82 View Post
    Sounds like it could be a codec problem; doesn't VLC use its own set of codecs, so they might work there but not in Amarok?
    Yessir, that's true. Still, amaroK doesn't skip files if it can't play them, but rather gives you an error about the media not being loadable or some such. I'm pretty sure that it's when the files don't exist that that happens.

    Oh, and to check that, you can also go to tools -> playlist -> remove dead and duplicate entries, or something like that (not on my normal box right now).
    I do not use Ubuntu any more, nor have I ever used Gnome. Therefore, I tend to give advice that is distro- and DE-agnostic, which, while perhaps not the easiest way, will allow you to move freely between machines.

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    Re: AmaroK help?

    I can't seem to find the 'update collections'. I selected my music file from the set-up window and all my music is there but doesn't play. What other things can I try? I also can't seem to access the help box.

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    Re: AmaroK help?

    If when you add the songs to the queue they are greyed out, it means the file has been moved. Under one of the menus up top there is a rescan collection option

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