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Old 03-22-2004, 10:51 PM   #1
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xmms mp3 patch doesnt work now what?


hi all, i tried the xmms mp3 patch like my book said, and when i try to play a mp3 file, it plays a second and stops, so now what? ive tried downloading other MP3 players such as limpoo but i dont know what to do after i install due to im a newb and the readme's dont have it =/ heh so any help would be nice thanks
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:00 PM   #2
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I play all my mp3's with realplayer.
Noah
 
Old 03-23-2004, 12:37 AM   #3
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Get the redhat apt-get program, then you can just install xmms using "apt-get install xmms"
 
Old 03-23-2004, 07:41 AM   #4
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What is this redhat apt-get program-is it an application?????
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:00 PM   #5
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where can i download this APT-GET program? =]
 
Old 03-23-2004, 01:59 PM   #6
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a good RH mp3 xmms patch is located on this web site... with some other misc redhat stuff

http://www.gurulabs.com/downloads.html
 
Old 03-23-2004, 07:19 PM   #7
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ok i got this, and i tried to install it before, so i open a terminal and type
rpm -e xmms-mp3-1.2.8-3.p.i386.rpm
and i get it is not installed, so i try
rpm -i (& -u) xmms-mp3-1.2.8-3.p.i386.rpm
and it says the package is already installed so maby thats causing the problem...

now though when i try to play a mp3 it doesent play the one second it just freezes

Last edited by RichardSimmons; 03-23-2004 at 07:33 PM.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 07:33 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by RichardSimmons
ok i got this, and i tried to install it before, so i open a terminal and type
rpm -e xmms-mp3-1.2.8-3.p.i386.rpm
and i get it is not installed, so i try
rpm -i (& -u) xmms-mp3-1.2.8-3.p.i386.rpm
and it says the package is already installed so maby thats causing the problem...
when you remove a package you don't need to give the whole name (actually it won't work if you do). rpm -e xmms-mp3 should work. If you want to force the install over the old one use the --force option.

Alternatively, download the xmms source code and compile that...that'll have mp3 support.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 07:40 PM   #9
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ok i type that and nothing happends...

when i try to install it again nothing happends, even when i use the -h option
 
Old 03-23-2004, 07:51 PM   #10
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What do you mean 'nothing happens'? SOMETHING has to happen even if it's just no output and you're left with a new prompt, i.e.:
Code:
$ rpm -e xmms-mp3
$
Try the verbose option (is it -v? It's been a long time since I used rpms....I HATE them. Source is the way to go!)
 
Old 03-23-2004, 07:57 PM   #11
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heh ok it tries to open some index file and just kinda stops working...

so where is this source? and could someone walk me threw the source install
i-r
 
Old 03-23-2004, 08:40 PM   #12
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Can someone who uses redhat please point the man to somewhere you can get the redhat apt-get port?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:23 PM   #13
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apt-get can be downloaded herehttp://apt.freshrpms.net/
 
  


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