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Old 02-01-2003, 03:22 PM   #1
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Cannot load a song into playlist in xmms


I have been looking all day for an answer to this and have tried many things, but I still am unable to load a song into xmms playlist.

I know this is doable with RH8 because I was doing it not too long ago. Then I reinstalled RH8 with all packages and now I am not successful. I wish I had never done that, as I have other problems also, like not being able to keep the damn Packages window open--I'd like to remove kaboodle. I think it may have something to do with some of my multimedia problems.

Anyway, can anyone offer some suggestions regarding how to load a song into xmms? I finally got LimeWire installed and running, but it's not doing me any good until I can play a song.

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Old 02-01-2003, 03:35 PM   #2
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If everything is installed correctly, make sure the file names (possibly attributes?) are correct.. like a .mp3 extension on it, for example. I know XMMS wont play unless it has the .mp3 extension there even though it is an MP3. Try another media player and see if that'll work, too..
 
Old 02-01-2003, 04:01 PM   #3
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Good point that you bring up...

Noatun doesn't play it; nor does Audio Player. The file(s) is/are, in fact, .mp3
 
Old 02-01-2003, 05:11 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by HwzrHlslndr
Good point that you bring up...

Noatun doesn't play it; nor does Audio Player. The file(s) is/are, in fact, .mp3
And the stock xmms that ships with RH8.0 does not play MP3 files. Go to http://freshrpms.net/ and follow the links to the RH8 area and grab xmms-mp3-1.2.7-13.p.i386.rpm. RH removed support for packages that had MP3 capabilities due to patent and licensing problems.

Then you should have no problems.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 08:34 AM   #5
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I should have mentioned that I have already done that. Still no luck loading a song.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 03:49 AM   #6
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i am facing the same trouble too

for some reason, XMMS refuses to load an mp3.. any ideas on how to fix this?

Krishna
 
Old 06-29-2003, 04:07 AM   #7
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If you are running RH 8+ then you'll need to go here:
http://havardk.xmms.org/dist/xmms-1.2.7-rh8-rh9-rpm/

OR

http://www.redhat.com/advice/speaks_80mm.html

Or, the source of all this info:
http://www.xmms.org (halfway down the page)

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Old 06-29-2003, 04:44 AM   #8
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thanks

thanks a lot.. it is working now :-)

Krishna
 
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You're Welcome.

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