Frequently Asked Questions¶
Error “no suitable plugin found” when playing a (.mp3, .m4a, etc)¶
Exaile 4.x currently uses GStreamer 1.x to decode/play audio files, and does not directly decode audio itself. For playback to work, you need to have the correct GStreamer plugins installed.
For Linux users, you may find that other GStreamer programs can play a specific file type, but Exaile cannot. Check to make sure that the correct plugins are installed for GStreamer 1.x, as other players may be using GStreamer 0.10 instead.
How do I enable output to a secondary soundcard?¶
A: Enable the ‘preview device’ plugin. You can change the secondary output device settings by editing the plugin’s settings.
Output switches to my primary output when I disconnect my secondary output?!¶
This issue occurs with some types of audio sinks that are available from GStreamer. In particular, on many systems the PulseAudio system is configured to automatically fallback to the another output if a stream is playing and its output fails. Exaile’s ‘preview device’ plugin has a hack that partially solves this, but to truly solve it you have to convince your system to not do this.
On a system with PulseAudio, you must edit
comment out the following line: