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Old 01-21-2005, 03:34 PM   #1
suggardaddy4242
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setting xmms to default mp3 player


I was running core 2 and xmms was my default mp3 player but when I upgraded to core 3 it set the default to Real Player. So I am just wonderfing how I can change the default back to smmx. Im sure its some minor adjustment but I can't seem to figure it out. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
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I don't know of a distro called core 2. Perhaps it is Fedora Core 2?

If so, are you using Gnome? Look under preferences.

You may have to install the mp3 support for xmms also, if you haven't already done that.

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Old 01-21-2005, 07:18 PM   #3
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Yes, I was using Fedora Core 2. Also I still can play mp3's with xmms but I have to manualy tell Linux to use xmms. Alnd I am using gnome but preferences do not have an option to set a default mp3 player(that I am aware of).
Thanks for you help
 
Old 01-21-2005, 11:17 PM   #4
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What application do you want to launch xmms? Is it your web browser?

Try the settings or options in the application from which you want to launch xmms.

For Mozilla, for instance, Edit>Preferences>Navigator>Helper Applications

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Old 01-22-2005, 09:43 PM   #5
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Having simialr Problem with GXINE mpeg viewer

Hi,
I am having the same problem trying to set gxine as my default mpeg viewer. I am using Firefox, I went to edit->pref->downloads and it had the option for specifying an application for a file type so, i chose that. The problem is that i cannot find the executable file. The installation for gxine said it installed to /usr/local/lib, but the file is not there. I think i am overlooking something fairly simple.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 10:33 PM   #6
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To set xmms as your default mp3 player, all you have to do is find an mp3 file, right click it and choose Properties. Then go to the "Open With" tab and select xmms (it might be called "audio player" in Fedora) if it is an option. If it's not, then press "Add" and type xmms in the prompt that comes up. Then it will be in the menu and you can select it. From now on, mp3 files should open in xmms when you click them. If you want to play other files formats (i.e. ogg, wav) then do the same thing with those.

For the mpeg person, you really should have started a new thread for you problem, but generally, all of the executables for programs in Linux will be in /usr/bin/. The /usr/local/lib thing is where the program is *installed* which, in linux, is separate from where it is executed for some reason.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 05:51 AM   #7
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Fogeytron. From a terminal type "whereis gxine" when it tells you where it is then just use that path. Hope it helps.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 09:26 PM   #8
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Hi there,
Thanks short101 and forezt, i found the executable. Sorry for imposing on threads, etiquette was never a strong point.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 09:33 PM   #9
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See the man and info pages for these bash commands for the flags to use for your favorites (mine is locate).

# For finding or locating files
find
locate
which
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