Moc crashs when adding a title to the playlist


when I want to add a title to the playlist by pressing the button 'a' moc crashs. The error message is:

FATAL_ERROR: Can't receive value from the server.

I'm using moc 2.2.2 from ubuntu breezy amd64-package. Any hints?

Greetings, Margolwes


Maybe you should upgrade to 2.4.0.
A lot of work was made on it.




I've tried to compile moc 2.4.0, but it failed. That was the result of ./configure:

MOC will be compiled with:
Decoder plugins:
OSS: yes
ALSA: no
JACK: no
DEBUG: yes
ICONV: yes
Network streams: no
Resampling: no

Now, when starting mocp, I got the error message:

FATAL_ERROR: No decoder plugins have been loaded!



P.S.: Now, I see that the directory "/usr/local/lib/moc/decoder_plugins" was not installed by "make install"

You must have proper -devel packages instaled. For example: libmad0-dev,
libvorbis-dev, libasound2-dev etc.

Damian Pietras - MOC developer

Thanks, it works! All is fine now.


P.S.: OK, I recognized, that German umlaute will appear as ##. How can I fix this?

It's not so easy, do you use UTF-8 console? IT appears in title of an mp3 file or other format?

Damian Pietras - MOC developer

Yes, I'm using UTF-8 console and it appears in either case: directory names, file names (format independent), and id tags.


Do you have libncursesw5-dev (version with "w" in the file name) installed? If not, install it and compiole MOC again.

Damian Pietras - MOC developer

Now it's perfect. Thanks a lot!