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Old 03-19-2004, 05:55 PM   #1
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XMMS mp3 problems


I'm having problems trying to play mp3s with XMMS (and other audio players). For XMMS, when I try to play an mp3 it brings up an error that it couldn't play the file with 3 different reaons why it may not be able to play. However, when I log out of my user name and log in as root, I can play the file just fine. Did I screw something up when I installed that rpm (to get mp3s to play)?
 
Old 03-19-2004, 06:06 PM   #2
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did you install xmms-mp3 package from freshrpms.net?

edit:

Sorry bcs you say:
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out of my user name and log in as root, I can play the file just fine
then you should have mp3 package already installed.

In which distro did you play the mp3? What were the error messages?

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Old 03-19-2004, 06:30 PM   #3
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It could be that your sound card has write priveleges only for root in /dev
 
Old 03-19-2004, 07:02 PM   #4
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chan: Fedora Core 1. The error says that the possible reasons for the problem is that I am not using the right plugin, that my soundcard is being blocked by another device, or that it could be an improperly configured soundcard. The last one isn't the case, and the first one seems like the most likely reason.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 07:04 PM   #5
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Right click on xmms, select options, preferences and then change the output plugin and then apply or OK, whatever the button says. Try all the options there and see if any work.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 07:12 PM   #6
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Excellent! 2 thumbs up. Now when I am trying to fix a problem, at least I have some music to calm my nerves :P

Thank you guys!
 
  


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