various software troubles (RH 9)
I'm having several software problems and figured I'd try to deal with them in one go:
I'm not sure if this is a hardware or a software issue, so I'll post it in both: When ever I try to play an audio cd (the drive is a Creative 12x PC-DVD), the software (XMMS, KsCD, etc) recognizes the disc and lists the tracks, and appears to be playing the CD, but I hear no audio. My audio cables are all connected correctly, and I have no trouble playing mp3s, mpeg videos, DVDs, etc.
I recently downloaded and installed MPlayer, and then the mozilla plug-in. MPlayer seems to function perfectly, but whenever I try viewing and embedded video (mpg or mov) all I get is a grey box containing the text, "mplayerplug-in - Loading Movie". I wait, assuming the video is buffering, but nothing ever happens.
What is the best software to use to create mp3s? is there a plug-in for XMMS that will do this?