Amarok Help (SOLVED) in Linux Posted July 3, 2016 · Edited July 3, 2016 by terry1966 · Report reply don't think you want to use vlc backend duan, far as i'm aware they stopped supporting it, so whatever the problem is i'd stick with using gstreamer backend. what os are you using? and what if any error message do you get? start amarock in terminal to see it's output that should offer a clue on what the problem is. have you installed all needed codecs? try a zypper up and then see if it works after adding the packman repo if you don't already have it, assume your running a version of suse.