Jan 07 2011

Fedora Annoyancies Resolved (Hopefully)

A couple of weeks ago I ranted about being able to crash about any available music player on Fedora, and the gazillion bugs I filed for that ..

At last the the problem is solved, as mentioned in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=657971#c17
this is most probably a bug in ffmpeg which is provided by rpmfusion. and which is solved by installing gstreamer-plugins-ugly

At least it works for me :)

Nov 11 2010

Musical Fedora Annoyancies.

Karl has been jokingly calling Fedora the Distribution if you don't want sound.
And I`m starting to believe him ..

Over the past 3 days that I'm using Fedora 14 I've had random crashes
Given that all my podcast feeds are configured in my favourite rhytmbox .. that's what I started out with.. On my F12 setup it used to be pretty stable... however it took me less than 15 minutes
for the first crash... and then another one .. and another one..
So I started looking at other clients ..

I have a mixed collection of Ogg and MP3's grabbed from my own cd's so there shouldn't be too much weird stuff in that collection. On my desktop there's only like 4G of music so parsing the data should not be an issue.

I remembered Amarok, installed it .. and the same happened .. after 5-10 minutes it crashed..
I tought about Banshee... however when seeing the dependencies I quickly aborted the installation.

People on twitter started suggesting me other tools
Like clementine which I never heard of ... sadly I managed to crash clementine within 10 minutes.

After clementine it was time for yet another tool Vincent suggested me Exaile .. guess what ... it crashed.

Yet still... Fedora doesn't want me to listen to my music ;)

So does anyone dare to suggest yet another music player that I should test for random crashes ?