Version: 2.3.2 (using KDE 4.5.3)
Try to "amarok -l 'sftp://remotehost/my/file.mp3'" with some example file and amarok simply won't load it. It does not even replace the playlist with me.
Steps to Reproduce:
Try to add a file which is not supported by the phonon-backend by default, e.g. http, to be sure that you are trying to use the KIO-Phonon fallback. kde-open copies the file and opens it in audacity for me, so there is nothing deeper failing.
No loading, no playback.
Loading into the playlist and playback.
This would really be handy not so much for sftp, but for smb:/ and especially for a pet project of mine, where you can stream load files from a torrent through KTorrent and open them transparently through kio with a "magnet://"-link reference (works similar to http:// links). Loading audio files from a torrent (especially once the slave properly supports directory listing) would allow to directly playback any file from the torrent, for example the ones from Jamendo.
Could you please upgrade to a newer Amarok version and test again? Current is Amarok 2.4.0, Amarok 2.4.1 is to be released tomorrow.
Please report back.
Any news on this? Without feedback within 2 weeks I will close this as fixed.
Closing for lack of feedback. Feel free to reopen if you can still reproduce
this with Amarok 2.4.2 beta 1 or later and provide the necessary feedback.