So here is the chance to redeem Amarok for me
At the moment I have amarok installed on both my Gentoo Box and MacOSX laptop. Well assume the Gentoo box is what we are working with here just for the sake of sanity and not having to worryabout a bad port.
On my gentoo box, Amarok loads up fine, scans collections and all that jazz, but anytime I go to play anything using any engine it says the output is busy, when nothing else is using it. I havent tried in 1.3x but I know in 1.2 version I had earlier it owuld also lock up the Alsa port and not let anything else use it until I canceled that user's session(Logged out and back into X). I upgrade to see if that might fix it but so far no dice. Xine outputs dont work to ALSA(What I have, and refuse to install ESD as this is an audio workstation and esd I dont consider good for my work, not to mention like arts it gets in the way a lot). I have tried both with telling it to autosense the output, setting it to alsa and telling it to use the default, and just to make sure even specifying the hardware port. Nothing.
Gstreamer I have a different error come up but still bad, and gstreamer it completly crashes. The error I have there is that the gstreamersink doesnt work and oss sink doesnt exist. It even goes so far as to buffer streams I try to play, but after giving me that error partway through the buffering(Typically about 75 percent thorugh) it crashes completly.
So any ideas from those of you using Amarok? As I said I hear nice things about it, but I have yet to have it work on any box.