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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
Originally posted by GT I.N.C Do you have the right plugins etc?
Do you have all the necessary packages installed...
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?
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.
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!!!!
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...
Originally posted by GT I.N.C Is your sound activated?
Can you hear any sounds at all at any time?
Are your speakers plugged in
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....