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Old 01-10-2006, 12:15 PM   #1
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what audio files does linux play


I installed fedora core 4 and dual boot with winxp. i have a 20gb primary slave fat32 partitioned for data. i set things up in fedora so that i can access the fat drive. the data drive has all my music stored there in mp3 and windows media format. i tryed to play an mp3 on the player that comes with fedora (cant remember its name)and was informed that it does not have plug-in available to play mp3's. do i need to convert these music files? if so what do they need to be coverted to?

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Old 01-10-2006, 12:28 PM   #2
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No need to convert your mp3's, install xmms-mp3. This may not be included on your install cd's, which means you'll have to get it from a repository.

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Old 01-10-2006, 12:58 PM   #3
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There's also xmms-wma.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 01:10 PM   #4
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Sorry, I know what a repository is, but im not sure how i go about finding the "xmm" and how to install it.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 01:20 PM   #5
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If you have repos. added to your package manager (i.e. using urpmi to add repos to mandriva such as plf) you should be able to do a search for the package. this works great because any dependencies will be added as well.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 01:38 PM   #6
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Im useing fedora core 4 right now. any info on adding channels or "repos" as well as searching useing 'Yum'?
 
Old 01-10-2006, 01:55 PM   #7
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On Google, search for this : " fc4 xmms-mp3 rpm " (without the quotes).

Then download the rpm file found. It should be named like xmms-mp3.1.2.10.i386.rpm or something similar.

Now, open a terminal and go to the folder where the file is. For example, in KDE, open the folder in Konqueror and right click on any open space. From the pop-up menu, select Actions > Open Ternimal Here. Type su, and when prompted for your root password, type that too. Now, type rpm -ivh <filename.rpm> where filename.rpm is the file we downloaded. You will now be able to play mp3's. Enjoy!

To play movies, you'll need xine, xine-lib and win32codecs. You may also want totem-xine. Search for these on Google and download their rpm files. RPM's are a kind of setup files for linux.

You can start a program by just entering it's name in a run box. In GNOME or KDE, just hit ALT+F2 and enter the name of the program e.g. xmms to run it directly.

Most of the programs you'll ever need are included in Fedora. But depending on what it is that you want to do with your computer, there are lots of excellent programs for linux out there, just so you know. Also, Fedora does not include commercial multimedia codecs because of licensing issues. Apart from that, it lacks nothing.

You might also want to disable some services to speed up your system. These may include services such as sshd, sendmail, etc. You'll find the tool here:
Gnome Menu > System Settings > Server Settings > Services

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Old 01-10-2006, 02:03 PM   #8
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Thank you shaji! I will do just that as soon as i finish downloading more music to practice my drums!
 
  


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