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Old 05-08-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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Thumbs down XMMS will not play music


What can I be doing wrong? The XMMS music program opens, but when I select an mp3 to play, XMMS will not play the file. Did anyone else have this issue?
 
Old 05-08-2006, 06:14 PM   #2
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Which output plugin are you using?

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Old 05-08-2006, 06:28 PM   #3
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The output plugin was set on auto detect.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 07:36 PM   #4
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What other choices are there available?

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Old 05-08-2006, 07:39 PM   #5
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does it throw any kind of error? is this a newly installed system or did you install alsa recently? if it's not throwing an error check your volume levels including alsa. make sure it's not muted.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:12 AM   #6
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Make sure you have the following installed.

xmms-mad
xmms-lib-mad

You *should* be good to go.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 03:58 AM   #7
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I have the same problem when I install my fedora system, just with MP3's though, something to do with the copyright. I have just used yum (im a real big noob so I don't know if you can use Yum with Suse :S) but if you have Yum, i just type

yum install xmms-mp3

Again, not sure if this will help.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 05:30 AM   #8
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Do you have 2 soundcards installed? I had this problem earlier today. XMMS was detecting my onboard audio, while my audigy sound card is what I use for output. IF this is your case, or someone else that is looking at this, make sure that you have the right audio device selected. Don't assume that it auto-detects the right card. You can select your audio device when you click the "configure" buttoon when picking the output plugin. Don't know if this helps, just my two cents.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 05:39 AM   #9
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It seems a lot of distros disable MP3's by default because of licencing issues. Just make sure you have downloaded the appropriate MP3 decoders. I had the same problem back in the day with FC2, and it is as easy as googling for the appropriate decoder and installing the RPM. In fact, I had the same issue with some video formats too and came to the solution of MPlayer's codecs combined with Xine. Beautiful.

Anywho. Hope this helps.
 
  


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