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Old 07-29-2003, 07:32 AM   #1
maZ
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xmms doesn´t play my mp3s


hi

i installed redhat 9.0 yesterday and i have tried to play mp3s on it, but it doesn´ t work! i rush past from the beginning to the end!! (hope u know what i mean ) i think i need some codes ... but i don´ t know to install them and in which directory! hope u can help me!! see ya matze
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:40 AM   #2
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Download this file:
http://havardk.xmms.org/dist/xmms-1.....7-21.i386.rpm

And then double click on it to install it. The other option, if that doesn't work is to open a terminal and type:
rpm -Uvh xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm

Once it's done, you should be able to play MP3's with XMMS.

Cool
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:42 AM   #3
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did you try searching this site before asking this? i guess not.

http://havardk.xmms.org/dist/xmms-1.2.7-rh8-rh9-rpm/


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Old 07-29-2003, 07:49 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC

rpm -Uvh xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm

hi es hat wunderbar geklappt aber warum -Uvh???

see ya matze
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:50 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by maZ
hi es hat wunderbar geklappt aber warum -Uvh???

see ya matze
wrong language ^^

it works! thx! but why -Uvh?

see ya
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:53 AM   #6
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U is upgrade
V is verify (i think)
H is Hash those ###### marks that show the progress of the upgrade.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:53 AM   #7
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Sorry mate, that appears to not have translated well? The only thing I can really make out is 'hi' and the command, so I'm guessing you want to know what that command does?

rpm -Uvh is the command to Upgrade or Install a package from the command line. You have to have the package in the directory where you are typing that command at, and to list files in any given directory, the command is:
ls (that is LS lowercase )
You will probably wanna take a look at this (though it's written in English):
http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/index.html

Also take a look at a few of the links in my sig (the thing below my posts) they will help you learn how to use linux a little bit better.

Good Luck!

Cool
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:58 AM   #8
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thx a lot! i will study your links!

see ya
 
Old 07-29-2003, 11:34 AM   #9
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I resolved this problem with a different action.

I changed my distro to Slack
 
Old 07-29-2003, 01:18 PM   #10
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seriously, i have an issue with this.

i installed red hat 9.0 and downloaded said "patch" only to find that my system was rendered SOUNDLESS!!!

i reinstalled and tried again. guess what.

the third time i installed, i figured i wouldn't touch xmms, and i'd try another music player. one i just couldn't build, and "winamp for linux version 1.0 alpha" is about as good as it sounds

the next step was to try mandrake. yay!!! now i can listen to all my mp3's no problem!!

i would have stuck with red hat if it weren't for those problems. has anyone else heard of this? or is it just me and my newbieness?
 
Old 07-29-2003, 04:41 PM   #11
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You could always convert the mp3's to .ogg and then they will work Thats what I did anyway. Granted it took an afternoon to do it. (lots of music)


Stealth -
 
Old 07-29-2003, 05:09 PM   #12
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yeah i have like 300 mp3's or something. not gonna happen.

plus then whenever i get new ones i have to convert too.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 06:24 AM   #13
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Those RPMs work for me.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 11:27 AM   #14
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XMMS package won't run

When I realized that XMMS didn't run mp3 I downloaded the latest version of xmms from www.xmms.org(don't ask why!)

After a while I downloaded a rpm called xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm, but i noticed that this was older than my version of XMMS(1.2.8)

I ran the application, and it was installed. But, I still have the same problem as the guy above(even after the successful installation).

So, In the terminal window I wrote(as above):
$ rpm -Uvh xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm

Then this message came:
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

What is Wrong?!
 
Old 11-05-2003, 07:10 PM   #15
under
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Thanks, the rpm worked for me as well. I finally got to listen to my mp3 colection. With more than 7000 titles, it would it be stupid to try turn them all over in ogg (plus, as someone before me said... what about the new ones?). After many many hours off hard work and reading i managed to succesfully compile my kernel and iclude sound and after that to finally listen some music. If tommorow i manage to have my linux play some movies...then... a 60 GB partition goes to Linux.

Thank you all.
 
  


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