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I tried to use Totem and Rhythmbox to play an mp3 file but it fails because of a missing decoder. I have found a solution that solve the problem through a repository. Unfortunately, the PC I'm using doesn't have internet connection so I'm looking for another approach. I couldn't find any rpm that would work for CentOS I could copy the my Linux system?
You still need to download the codecs for playing MP3's no matter what.... If anything, use the computer you used to create your thread to download the needed codecs and copy them to a USB flash drive or blank CD.
just be warned the "rpmforge" packages are NOT binary compatible with other repos
so use Protectbase and prioritys yum plugins ( and set them up / configure -- a MUST )
---------- they ARE A MUST ------------
also keep in mind that music and videos are an afterthought for support in RHEL
i do not even install them on Cent/RHEL/SL systems - they are not needed, for the most part .
As I mentioned this pc doesn't have internet connection. So I have to use a different pc to download the rpm to a USB flash drive and use that later. The page I was able to reach has endless rpms and I don't know which one I need.
Thanks for all you inputs......... I downloaded fluendo-mp3-12.i386.tar.bz2, I couldn't find any instructions on their website as to how install it. I did a search and found that I will have to run,
tar -jxvf fluendo-mp3-12.i386.tar.bz2 -C /tmp/extract_here/
Where should I extract this .tar.bz2 to? And what I should do after that? For example, will I have to install whatever is extracted?
Yes. As far as where it is being extracted to, within the above command, it is being extracted to /tmp/extract_here/. Honestly, you can save the file wherever you want to, and run tar -jxvf file.tar.bz2 without the -C switch, and it will extract in the directory where that file is located.
As far as compiling and installing, read the README and INSTALL files. Most likely, here is what you will have to do:
[make test OR make check]
make install (as root - either sudo, su -c, or run a terminal and su to root and navigate to the directory where the extracted files are)
As I just stated though, make sure you read the README for certain setups and switches for the ./configure command.