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Old 02-07-2004, 03:26 PM   #1
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XXMS mp3 not working RH9


Alright so i was able to get my mp3s to show up in Xmms but for some reason they won't play. The volume is up my soundcard is working i know this because the sound test ran fine. The music titles show up but for some reason they aren't being played. The track bar that shows the position in the song just flies across and the timer just moves really quick and i don't get any sound. Im a huge newbie at this and i would appreciate a lil hand. Thanks

Oh im playing the songs off an mp3 cd
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:30 PM   #2
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Due to some licensing issues, RedHat was not able to ship xmms with mp3 support by default. You can get the rpm file that you need from here.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
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I tried that one and no luck. Maybe I am doing somethign wrong???? the version of XMMS i am running is 1.2.9.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:54 PM   #4
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I had this problem

I discovered in the XMMS preferences that my output plugin was set to ALSA and I was using OSS.

Try changing/configuring your output plugin
 
Old 02-07-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
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umm how do i do that?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:05 AM   #6
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right click -> Options -> Preferences -> Output Plugin

Hope that works!
 
Old 02-09-2004, 08:09 PM   #7
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I just installed the package, and I still get complaints from XMMS about not being able to play MP3 due to license constraints. I am not sure what else needs done besides rpm -Uvv xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm.

Am I missing something?
 
Old 02-10-2004, 03:29 PM   #8
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Instead of doing -U, try a clean -i with all the needed packages. If it gives you some conflictions, try --force. I forced it and it worked fine. If it doesn't you can always do rpm -e.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 03:48 PM   #9
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bm3780, take the sane way out. remove ALL xmms rpm's, grab the source from http://xmms.org and install it. so so so easy.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 11:44 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
bm3780, take the sane way out. remove ALL xmms rpm's, grab the source from http://xmms.org and install it. so so so easy.
could you walk a noobie through this?? i'm on rh 9 and i thought i removed all xmms stuff through the package manager, but if there's a better way to do it via command line i would sure love to know...

i'm gonna be installing rh9 again tonight on a new drive and would love to get it all working perfectly...
 
Old 03-15-2004, 12:25 PM   #11
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easiest way.. go to freshrpms.net
download apt-get for RH9
install that via rpm -Uvh packagename
then
apt-get install xmmsmp3
i also apt-get install xmmsskins
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:08 PM   #12
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i'm guessing this all from the command line right?

if that's tha case, do i do this from a specific directory (like the one where the file is downloaded?)

also what does this do...

like what is this rpm that i'm downloading, then what does it do once it's installed?

Last edited by vr6stress; 03-15-2004 at 02:15 PM.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:12 PM   #13
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Yeah, you will need to be in the same directory as whichever file you're trying to use (i.e. if you're trying to install myfile.rpm you need to be in that directory).
 
Old 03-15-2004, 06:07 PM   #14
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thanks
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:34 PM   #15
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explination if you were a Windows user..

apt is kinda like a manual Windows Update. I said kinda like.. no flames..

when you type apt-get install packagenamehere it downloads the program from the web and installs it on your Linux box. Very Nice.. You dont have to do anything else.

To get apt installed on your linux box just download the rpm for the ver of RH (orinally a debian thing, also available for RH, Fedora, YellowDog and more) you have.

Go to the directory where you downloaded it and type:

rpm -Uvh packagenamehere

rpm is the RedHat Package Manager
-Uvh is Upgrade show verbose and show hashes
(if there is nothing to upgrade it defaults to install)
packagenamehere = the name of the file you downloaded

once it is installed you will want to type:

apt-get update == this updates the package list
then type

apt-get install packagename (where packagename is the name you find on frshrpms.net)

hope this helps you some

ps. im sure you know this but all must be done as root
 
  


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