I noticed today that Amarok suddenly decided to stop supporting MP3 playback. I would try to load a song in a playlist and Amarok would tell me something along the lines that it does not support the MP3 format and that Xine couldn’t play it. It provided me with a “Install MP3 Support” button, but I when I would click it Amarok would freeze and I’d have to kill it.
This perplexed me since it worked yesterday.
My first step was to see if I could play an MP3 from another application like Listen. It worked.
I tried re-installing Amarok, but that didn’t work. I did some Googling and found the solution:
- Close Amarok
- Delete the ~/.xine folder. (That’s the .xine folder in your Home directory)
- Restart Amarok.
- Play an MP3
Since this may have been a unique situation, this solution may not necessarily work for you. Nonetheless, I hope I helped someone out there. If it did work for you, please leave any comment here so I know I helped someone!