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Old 11-09-2002, 08:41 PM   #1
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Media/MP3 players?


sorry it's a stupid question but what are some good media players and mp3 players?
 
Old 11-09-2002, 08:50 PM   #2
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Man search around the forums and you shall find the answer....

Well for media mplayer is a good choice and for mp3, my personal fav. is XMMS of course...

Cheers

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Old 11-09-2002, 09:17 PM   #3
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I just figured out that I have that installed. But the problem is that it doesnt work. I dunno what I'm supposed to do. I click the play button and then it brings me a window to choose a file. When I choose the file, nothing happens. I tried it with AVI and MPEG files
 
Old 11-09-2002, 10:42 PM   #4
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Do you have the right plugins etc?

Do you have all the necessary packages installed...

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Old 11-09-2002, 10:44 PM   #5
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Do you have the right plugins etc?

Do you have all the necessary packages installed...

#Garry
hey hey! I'm a newbie!!!
well, it's the one preinstalled with rh8. First of all when I dblclick on a movie file, it doesnt know how to run it, so I have to select xmms from the list manually. Second, I downloaded it from a site and I figured out that it's the same version as the one that I have (didnt even install. it said that I already have the latest version). So do I need to download a plug-in or anything?

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Old 11-09-2002, 10:59 PM   #6
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avi's don't play in linux 'out of the box'. You should look into downloading mplayer if you want a good player that plays most types of movie files.Search google for 'mplayer'. As far as .mp3's, they should play in xmms but you have to make sure you have a soundserver running or in my case in Slackware Linux I have to make sure that in rc.modules file my emu10k module (driver) is loaded in order to have sound. Also for sound you have to make sure normal user's have access to /dev/mixer , dev/audio, /dev/dsp ... etc. You have to find these files in the /dev directory and change their permissions like this >

'chmod 777 /dev/mixer' .... and so on to change all their permissions so you the user have access to them to process sound.

Oh yeah .... and you have to be root to change their permission's.
so type > su
then your root password.

then if your in your home directory type >

chmod 777 /dev/mixer
chmod 777 /dev/dsp
chmod 777 /dev/audio

there's one more I think but I can't remember it ... maybe someone else
knows.....

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Old 11-09-2002, 11:18 PM   #7
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purpleburple don't you think all that was kinda confusing for a newbie especially that he said he's only a newbie when i asked him if he had plugins and other packages installed lol...

But yeh you should have access to sound and everything since your using a user friendly distro...

Oh and what did you try playing the avis' and mpge's with? Mplayer right? Not XMMS lol, try visiting the mplayer site on more info of playing different filetypes...

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Old 11-10-2002, 12:04 AM   #8
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hehe

well it doesnt even play mp3's
the thing is that I installed another linux before (lycoris), and it was designed for linux idiots like me. So it played mp3, divx, mpen and everything! I was assuming that it should be the same on RH
I installed like 5 packages from the mplayer site. What do I do now?
is xmms supposed to play the files now? it doesnt
is there supposed to be a program called mplayer, or was it just a plug in? because I dont see anything called mplayer in the K menu HELP!!!!
 
Old 11-10-2002, 12:19 AM   #9
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hahaha i think your gettin kinda confused here my friend...

XMMS is for playing audio files mp3, ogg etc.
xmms.sourceforge.net

Mplayer is for playing video files mpeg, avi etc.
www.mplayerhq.hu make sure you get a GUI frontend, unless you wanna run from console...

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Old 11-10-2002, 03:00 PM   #10
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oh well, I tried to play a mp3 file with xmms, aint working
I installed 5 packages for mplayer, including that gui thingie and I didn't get any errors. But I cant find where it's installed
 
Old 11-10-2002, 03:06 PM   #11
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i really do fnid this bizarre. so many newbies are apparently obsessed with knowing where programs are installed. it doesn't matter. programs are nearly always installed on your path, just type the name in a terminal...
 
Old 11-10-2002, 04:41 PM   #12
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doesnt redhat 8 have some problem with mp3 support not enabled without a patch or hack.... discuss.
 
Old 11-10-2002, 11:33 PM   #13
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Is your sound activated?

Can you hear any sounds at all at any time?

Are your speakers plugged in

#Garry

p.s. this is for XMMS
 
Old 11-10-2002, 11:58 PM   #14
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Is your sound activated?

Can you hear any sounds at all at any time?

Are your speakers plugged in

#Garry

p.s. this is for XMMS
well my speakers are plugged in, but they are turned off. is that a problem?
hehe. well I remember hearing KDE's startup sound the FIRST time that I loged in to linux..... dunno if it's still working, but that sholdnt be a problem. Because when I click the play button, it just opens another dialog and asks me to select a file to play. And it doesnt play it, nothing shows up in xmms....
 
Old 11-11-2002, 12:34 AM   #15
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RHL 8.0 has no MP3 support. Get the xmms mp3 plugin for RHL 8.0 here:

http://psyche.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=106

uh, and bookmark http://psyche.freshrpms.net.
 
  


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