Hi there everyone, I'm new to this Linux lark (although I'm getting better) and I could use a little bit of help.
I'm using Fedora core 6 and I've got everything set up nicely except for some sort of music jukebox dealy. My first choice would be Rhythmbox (unless anyone can suggest something better!) I've also tried Banshee, Songbird and Jajuk.
The thing is though... none of them work! I can't get them to play my wma files or m4a files from my old windows partition. I understand that you need the GStreamer codecs too, and I think I've got them but it just doesn't work.
I installed GStreamer using the package manager, as well as all the plugins (including ffmpeg which I believe is for wma). Whenever I try to play one of these files, Rhythmbox just gives me an import error saying "The GStreamer plugins to decode "unknown" files cannot be found."
It's silly though, MPlayer and VLC can both play the WMAs so why can't this? Is there any way of using different codecs than the GStreamer ones? Like... to use VLC codecs?
My oggs and mp3s work fine by the way. I could theoretically just convert everything to ogg but it's not quite ideal; I want to be able to use lots of formats.
I thought perhaps it wasn't working because the ffmpeg thing hadn't installed properly or to the right directory. So I tried installing it from source, and got this error after doing the "./configure" :
checking for GST... no
configure: Package gstreamer-0.10 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gstreamer-0.10.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gstreamer-0.10' found
configure: error: no gstreamer-0.10 >= 0.10.4 (GStreamer) found
I need help. This is stressful! lol