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[Bug 1285729] Re: amarok lacks transcode support


** Changed in: amarok (Ubuntu)
    Milestone: ubuntu-14.04 => None

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  amarok lacks transcode support

Status in amarok package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Amarok 2.8 in (K)Ubuntu trusty is unable to transcode files before
  copying them to an iPod.

  When running amarok, on console we get the following error:
  "amarok: [CollectionLocation] FFmpeg is not installed or does not support any of the required formats. "

  As there is no more ffmpeg packages on Ubuntu, we can't install it to fix the problem this way. 
  I tried to make a symbolic link of avconv to ffmpeg (ln -s /usr/bin/avconv /usr/bin/ffmpeg) but that doesn't fix the problem.

  I've also installed the following packages: 
  $ dpkg -l |grep -E '^ii[ ]+libav.*'
  ii  libav-tools                           6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Multimedia player, server, encoder and transcoder
  ii  libavahi-client3:amd64                0.6.31-4ubuntu1                            amd64        Avahi client library
  ii  libavahi-common-data:amd64            0.6.31-4ubuntu1                            amd64        Avahi common data files
  ii  libavahi-common3:amd64                0.6.31-4ubuntu1                            amd64        Avahi common library
  ii  libavahi-core7:amd64                  0.6.31-4ubuntu1                            amd64        Avahi's embeddable mDNS/DNS-SD library
  ii  libavahi-glib1:amd64                  0.6.31-4ubuntu1                            amd64        Avahi GLib integration library
  ii  libavbin0                             7-1.4build1                                amd64        cross-platform media decoding library
  ii  libavc1394-0:amd64                    0.5.4-2                                    amd64        control IEEE 1394 audio/video devices
  ii  libavcodec-dev                        6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Development files for libavcodec
  ii  libavcodec-extra                      6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            all          Libav codec library (additional codecs meta-package)
  ii  libavcodec-extra-54:amd64             6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Libav codec library (additional codecs)
  ii  libavcodec53:amd64                    6:0.8.7-1ubuntu2                           amd64        Libav codec library
  ii  libavdevice-dev                       6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Development files for libavdevice
  ii  libavdevice-extra-53                  6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            all          Libav device handling library (transitional package)
  ii  libavdevice53:amd64                   6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Libav device handling library
  ii  libavfilter-extra-3                   6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            all          Libav filter library (transitional package)
  ii  libavfilter3:amd64                    6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Libav video filtering library
  ii  libavformat-dev                       6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Development files for libavformat
  ii  libavformat-extra-54                  6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            all          Libav file format library (transitional package)
  ii  libavformat53:amd64                   6:0.8.7-1ubuntu2                           amd64        Libav file format library
  ii  libavformat54:amd64                   6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Libav file format library
  ii  libavresample1:amd64                  6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Libav audo resampling library
  ii  libavutil-dev                         6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Development files for libavutil
  ii  libavutil-extra-52                    6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            all          Libav utility library (transitional package)
  ii  libavutil51:amd64                     6:0.8.7-1ubuntu2                           amd64        Libav utility library
  ii  libavutil52:amd64                     6:9.10-1ubuntu7                            amd64        Libav utility library

  Hopping that will fix the problem, but it still happen.

  The step to reproduce are simple:
  1) install amarok (2.8)
  2) Put in your local collection somes audios file in flac/ogg/.. 
  3) Try to copy flac/ogg/.. on a device (like iPod) which need transcoding. 
  4) You get the error message.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: amarok 2:2.8.0-0ubuntu3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-12.32-generic 3.13.4
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-12-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: XFCE
  Date: Thu Feb 27 16:18:46 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-02-26 (1 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140121.1)
  SourcePackage: amarok
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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