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Old 02-24-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
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how to access and play mp3 songs in windows to linux


hi
i have windows98 in c: drive and my f: drive (fat32) contains songs(mp3).
can it be possible to access my mp3 songs and play them in linux?
i installed red hat 8

please explain the procedure if possible

thanks in advance
 
Old 02-24-2004, 09:51 PM   #2
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Yup its possible. In Mandrake you'd find it under /mnt/win_c. I *think* red hat is the same... but its been years since I've been on a red hat machine. Just load up your file explorer and go to the top (root) and then look for a directory called "mnt" and then "win_c" or some other such name.

Good luck!
 
Old 02-24-2004, 09:57 PM   #3
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all you need to do is mount the windows partition and then you can access the mp3s in it...

for example, if my windows fat32 disk was the secondary master (/dev/hdc):

mkdir /mnt/windows

mount -t vfat /dev/hdc1 /mnt/windows

that would mount the fat32 drive under /mnt/windows and then you could go in there using your file manager and copy the files over or just listen to them from right there with your mp3 player...

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Old 02-24-2004, 10:05 PM   #4
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if you want to have the windows disk mounted automagically every time you start linux then just edit your /etc/fstab file, adding something _like_ this:

/dev/hdxx /mnt/windows vfat defaults 0 0

(replace the xx with your actual disk/partition)

http://www.humbug.org.au/talks/fstab/fstab.html

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Old 02-25-2004, 09:56 PM   #5
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Not able to play the mp3 songs

thanks for ur advice. its works.but one more problem

i am able to mount the windows partition in linux and see the files(mp3 songs,etc.,) but..

iam not able to play the mp3 songs

i can open the audio player.. click the open list button

but the mp3 songs not getting added to the audio player list (to play)

please help
 
Old 02-25-2004, 10:36 PM   #6
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hmmm... what distro are you using??? what music player???

(i'm guessing red hat 9 with xmms...???)

some distros (such as red hat) don't include mp3 support out-of-the-box because of legal reasons (mp3 compresion is NOT free software)...

so what you do is you download the mp3 support for your xmms after the install...

you can get the mp3 support for xmms for red hat 9 here:

http://shrike.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=1546

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