Phonon backend issues

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I am using Fedora 17 KDE. When I play music in Amarok using the Gstreamer backend, playback will simply stop ever 30 to 90 minutes and not resume until I click Next Track. Pressing Pause or Stop and then Play doesn't do anything. When I use the VLC backend, sound will be terribly distorted and scratchy for 20 to 60 seconds after the computer was started and then continue to play normally. When there is a startup sound or there is an error message popup before I played Amarok for a while, the same distortion applies to it as well, so Amarok isn't the cause of the problem. I've read there is (HowTos)