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Old 02-29-2004, 01:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy KDE 3.2 - XMMS won't play mp3


Hi.

I installed KDE 3.2 (these Slackware packages) and my XMMS (and no other audio player - JuK, Kaboodle..) wont play mp3 or wavs, but it plays audio files fine. When I try to play mp3, XMMS just doesnt start - no sound, no move.

I tried to set the output plugin to Alsa or OSS, but this didnt help.
Everything was fine before installing KDE 3.2.

Any idea?


Thanks for help,
Martina

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Old 02-29-2004, 01:49 PM   #2
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download and install the arts plugin for xmms. you can get it from xmms.org in their plugins section. this should work for you after you've set xmms to use arts in the options.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 01:55 PM   #3
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Have you tried updating XMMS? Try that, and if it doesn't work get another desktop like Fluxbox and see if XMMS will work through it. I use GNOME and haven't had problems with XMMS not playing music, even when ALSA wasn't set up correctly in GNOME and Fluxbox has been fine too. So I'd try a new desktop if reinstalling XMMS doesn't work.

If you are using ALSA make sure all the volume levels are up. I'm not too sure how KDE works and what types of problems it might have because I don't use it since it's slow and bulky so hopefully if what I have said doesn't work, someone else will help.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:03 PM   #4
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>> megaspaz:
actually, i already have arts plugin - but it doesnt work.
when i want to play mp3 with arts, it says:

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martina@workstation:~$ xmms
mcop warning: user defined signal handler found for SIG_PIPE, overriding

Segmentation fault

You probably find XMMS bug

Xlib: unexpected async reply (sequence 0x2264)!
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>> Pwnz3r
I tried the update from 1.2.9 to 1.2.10 but this didnt help. XMMS does not work in any other desktop - I have tried GNOME, Fluxbox, XFCE
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:11 PM   #5
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Hmm... have you tried using another media player to play the files in and do the sounds in KDE play just fine or are they not working either?
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:15 PM   #6
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try downgrading to xmms 1.2.7. i haven't had any success making newer versions of xmms work on any DE.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:20 PM   #7
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I use version 1.2.8. It's the latest update in the Portage tree so I assume that it's currently the most stable so perhaps that will work if you don't want to shift all the way down to 1.2.7.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:24 PM   #8
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I tried Kaboodle, JuK - no sound when playing mp3.

The other sound do not work either (arts control center > test sound => no sound)
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:25 PM   #9
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Is your sound card and all configured correctly? If so then I'm running low on ideas.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:32 PM   #10
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i don't know either. is kde still supporting arts in their upgrades? i mean, can you download a new arts kde module? i mean, i remember when i upgraded to 3.1.1 from kde, there was a new arts package to install also from kde.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:58 PM   #11
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> Is your sound card and all configured correctly?
I am not sure about this )

I tried XMMS 1.2.7, 1.2.8 - nothing happend
 
Old 02-29-2004, 03:01 PM   #12
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Are you using ALSA? If so, check around here for tips on getting it to work. Perhaps that's the problem.
 
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the only thing i can really think of, is to try the xmms mailing list and see if one of the developers in on there and if there's any known issues with xmms and the new kde 3.2

edit: there's an xmms forum -> http://forum.xmms.org/
 
Old 02-29-2004, 03:10 PM   #14
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Thanks guys, I will try it.
 
  


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