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Old 11-19-2003, 07:32 PM   #1
hoffman
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I did something...


Well, I managed to download a song and play it. Friggin' OGG file. It sounds great but there just aren't a lot of files out there. This XMMS thing bites...
How do I completely delete it and download one that will play mp3's?
I've installed the plug-ins that are supposed to patch it but they don't work...
Any advice? I don't want to be a guru I just want this OS to do what XP did.

I have them both on this 'puter but I haven't used XP since setting up linux.

I did a search for "OGG" and snoop doggy dog kept coming up, and I'm thinking, "Man, a lot of
'bro's must be using linux".....

Last edited by hoffman; 11-19-2003 at 07:36 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:38 PM   #2
fancypiper
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Apparently you haven't installed support for mp3 or configured your xmms properly yet.

Get your mp3 support here.

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users
redhat-config-users

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Last edited by fancypiper; 11-19-2003 at 07:39 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:48 PM   #3
hoffman
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I nstalled xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm and it didn't seem to help. I tried to install another version of XMMS that plays mp3's but it says "a newer version is installed"
could you help me out with a step-by-step at the command line? I've been doublre clicking on them to install but I don't know where they're going.
Thanks
Oh yea, if it makes any difference I have a 1.1 Athlon processor. I noticed that the plug-ins are
named i386.
I blindly installed one that had "athlon" in the file name

Last edited by hoffman; 11-19-2003 at 07:53 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:58 PM   #4
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What happens if you open an x terminal and command:

mpg123 /path/to/the/<song>.mp3

Post the errors (if any) generated.
Ensure that MPEG layer 1/2/3 has Enable Plugin checked in the Options -> Preferences in the Audio I/O plugins tab.

Some handy commands for you

# Find running kernel version
uname -r

# What compiler version do I have installed
gcc -v
gcc --version

# Find all mpg packages that are installed
rpmquery --all | grep -i mpg

Last edited by fancypiper; 11-19-2003 at 08:09 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 08:17 PM   #5
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Thanks Man!!! I just needed a little nudge. The files I downloaded were .mp3ok so I just renamed them <song>.mp3 AND I'M FRIGGIN' ROCKIN' DUDE!
Now, how did your response tell me to do that?
The OGG files I can play are .oggok and they play without changing???
 
Old 11-19-2003, 08:32 PM   #6
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My strategy was to just download Winamp (winamp.com) and then wine (wine.sourceforge.net?) the .exe file

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