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Amarok 2.7 changes some track lengths to 0:00

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Hi,

After an the upgrade to 2.7 (or I think rather a newer package of 2.7 in the repos), Amarok changed some track lengths to 0:00 for me just now. Rescans (in settings -> collection -> rescan), as suggested in similar threads, did not help. I use Kubuntu 12.10 with KDE 4.10. Maybe the problem occured because I was using Amarok as the updates were installed. Any ideas?

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: Oh, and I have also tried to log out and back in. No change.
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Which phonon backend do you use and which version? If it is gstreamer, which gstreamer versions do you have isntalled on yoru system?


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Thanks for the quick reply!

Yes, it is gstreamer.
The phonon-backend-gstreamer installed is: 4:4.7.0really4.6.2-0ubuntu1 (yes that is the installed version!)
I have gstreamer0.10-* installed in version: 0.10.36-1ubuntu1.1 (the phonon backend correlates with this version)

I have also recently installed gstreamer packages named gstreamer1.0 in version 1.0.1-1. I don't know if phonon uses it. I had installed it because there was one mp3 album that had previously worked but that Amarok refused to play claiming it lacked codecs or such. Other mp3 albums weren't affected. (EDIT: Btw, it didn't help.) But I doubt this is a symptom related to this thread, so I might open another thread about it some time.
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That might well be the root of the problem here: you should only have one version of gstreamer installed, and AFAIK version 4.6.2 is not compiled against gstreamer1 and that can cause quite some problems. So you should make sure your gstreamer plugins are all for the same version.


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Thank you for the suggestion. It did help with a different problem (so you were clearly right about it being problematic), but not with anything that I have mentioned in this thread.
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Could you try with the phonon-backend-vlc instead? Install it, push it to the top of the list in Systemsettings -> Multimedia -> Phonon -> Backend tab and restart KDE


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Amazing! And it all just works again. Even the album that wasn't playing is now playing again. Thank you!
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Nice to hear :)


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One update: I did just have to revert back to GStreamer after the exact same thing happened on phonon-VLC. The same fix worked the other way round!

I guess the morale is that whenever you have issues with song length, it doesn't hurt to switch your phonon backend, no matter which one you are using atm.

 
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