PlayItSlowly doesn't start after reinstalling KUbuntu

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Broomy
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PlayItSlowly doesn't start after reinstalling KUbuntu

Postby Broomy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:44 pm

I use PlayItSlowly for slowing down the music I'm transcribing.

But after reinstalling Kubuntu (with KXstudio repo's) it doesn't start anymore:

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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 890, in _find_spec
AttributeError: 'DynamicImporter' object has no attribute 'find_spec'

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3.5/runpy.py", line 184, in _run_module_as_main
    "__main__", mod_spec)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.5/runpy.py", line 85, in _run_code
    exec(code, run_globals)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/playitslowly/app.py", line 36, in <module>
    from gi.repository import Gtk, GObject, Gst, Gio, Gdk
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/importer.py", line 127, in find_module
    'introspection typelib not found' % namespace)
ImportError: cannot import name Gtk, introspection typelib not found


I've googled the last line of the error message and found this, but that seems a pretty complicated solution (at least for me).

Any thoughts?

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Re: PlayItSlowly doesn't start after reinstalling KUbuntu

Postby tramp » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:28 am

Have you tried the second solution mentioned there:

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sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gtk-3.0


https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/gir1.2-gtk-3.0

https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/gir1.2-gtk-3.0 wrote:GTK+ graphical user interface library -- gir bindings
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Re: PlayItSlowly doesn't start after reinstalling KUbuntu

Postby Broomy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:52 pm

Yes sir!

Working fine now. Thanks Hermann.

Hans
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Re: PlayItSlowly doesn't start after reinstalling KUbuntu

Postby wolftune » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:23 am

Side-note: there are better tools than PlayItSlowly even within fully-FLO software. I found Mixxx to be very good for this (adjust the prefs to allow +/- 80% tempo shift), and there's also Sonic Visualiser which has huge range of sound and lots of transcribing tools…

The PlayItSlowly dev himself acknowledges that it doesn't have great sound quality, and he made a new tool that's superior but he hasn't released the source (although when you run it via JavaScript in your browser, it doesn't everything locally…). See https://29a.ch/playitslowly/

Let's bug him (respectfully!) to free his new tool…
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Re: PlayItSlowly doesn't start after reinstalling KUbuntu

Postby Broomy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:14 pm

Thanks for the heads up.
I've found the webbased version also. It would be great if it can be run offline.
I'll check on Mixxx.

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Re: PlayItSlowly doesn't start after reinstalling KUbuntu

Postby wolftune » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:25 pm

Mixxx also does beat analyzing and key analysis and can automatically loop a number of beats and do key changes…

The ideal would be for someone to design a new skin for Mixxx specifically for this purpose where there's only one deck instead of two and highlighting the interface elements relevant to this process.
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