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Old 01-07-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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xmms problem


I have RH9 and when I tried to play an MP3, xmms said something about licensing issues and that it wouldn't play an MP3. So, I decided to uninstall xmms assuming it was a screwed up version included with RH. I ran the following command (package name may be incorrect)

rpm -e xmms-1.2.7-1

I got an error about dependencies, and since I don't understand them at all (a link to info would be great), I just ran the following command instead

rpm -e --nodeps xmms-1.2.7-1

Then I downloaded 1.2.8 and installed it with the following command

rpm -i xmms-1.2.8-1.i386.rpm

So, how I tried to play an MP3. I am in KDE, and I right-clicked on an MP3 and chose "Open With." I selected /usr/bin/xmms and xmms opened the file. However, when it played the file it went from start to finish on a 3 minute MP3 in about one or two seconds. The equalizer was going nuts, but no sound came out.

What should I do to try to fix this?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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Have you tried opening XMMS first and then selecting the file within xmms?

There is a plug-in you need to play mp3's in xmms.

Here is a link to get it:

http://xmms-mad.sourceforge.net/

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Old 01-07-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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I downloaded both xmms-mad and libmad, and I was able to install only libmad. When I run the configure script for xmms-mad it says that it's looking for xmms version 1.2.4 and then gives an error when it can't find it. I'm running 1.2.8, and I was under the impression that it played mp3s without a plugin anyway.

What should I do now?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 02:33 PM   #4
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I know how to fix this. Right click on XMMS and go to options>preferences. Change your output driver and try again. I am using the oss driver and it works great.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 02:48 PM   #5
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I've tried that. The default option is "Disk Writer Plugin 1.2.8" and it causes the fast, silent playback. The "OSS Driver 1.2.8" gives me the following error instead:

Please check that:
1. You have the correct output plugin selected
2. No other programs is blocking the soundcard
3. Your soundcard is configured properly

I've heard other sounds on my sound card seconds before getting this error, so I doubt the sound card is the problem.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 05:49 PM   #6
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Make sure the MP3 placeholder plugin that RH includes is disabled.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 06:22 PM   #7
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A) How do I do that?
B) Should that be an issue since I uninstalled 1.2.7 and reinstalled 1.2.8 in its place?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 06:49 PM   #8
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Since Red Hat is created in the USA, they cannot offer an MP3 decider for free since it is proprietary, licenced software so it's not included. www.freshrpms.net offers solutions for you.
 
  


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