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Old 05-30-2003, 12:04 AM   #1
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Xmms


ok can I play mp3s on this without the mp3 plugin that I hear linux needs?

and if I do need it is there an easier way to get it then installing mplayer?

because I cant seem to get mplayer to install or anything
 
Old 05-30-2003, 01:16 AM   #2
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All you need to do is install xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm to have mp3 support in xmms.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 03:11 AM   #3
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mplayer is easy to install u need to enable gui,u can see the the documentation
 
Old 05-30-2003, 04:05 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Use apt-get

The easiest way to install mplayer, IMHO, is with apt-get. I've tested it with Redhat 7.3 and 9.0 (my favorite distros) and the installation went pretty smooth....
Simple get and install apt-get from

http://freshrpms.net/

Get the the right version for you Redhat Linux. Then simply type

apt-get install mplayer

It will check for all dependencies and install mplayer even with gui... You can't go wrong doing like that Large Live to apt-get
 
Old 05-30-2003, 04:24 AM   #5
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Oh yeah, still about the mp3 plugin for xmms, you won't need it, because Redhat 7.3 already have it... Newer versions of Redhat does not for patent issues, but it's pretty simply to install too .
 
Old 05-30-2003, 04:23 PM   #6
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what exactly is it im getting for mplayer there are like 20 files...
 
Old 05-30-2003, 04:45 PM   #7
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s9722,

You should go with a cvs install. CVS makes it so much easier. You just download all the files you need all at once. Here is a website with good instructions: tuxpower.f2g.net/mencoder.php
Worked like a charm for me. The only other thing you may have to install is lame so you can do 3-pass dvd encoding with mp3 encoding support. If you just want mplayer w/out dvd encoding don't worry about that.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 04:58 PM   #8
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ok apt get is in and seems to be working... but uhhmm

I type apt-get install mplayer
and it says reading package lists... done
building dependancy tree... done
E: Coulden't find package mplayer....

I also tried it with the full file name

apt-get install mplayer-0.90pre8-fr1.i386.rpm....and I get the same thing I am logged in as root and I have cd'd into the right directory
 
Old 05-30-2003, 05:22 PM   #9
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Something like:

apt-get update
apt-get install mplayer

That doesn't work? What about:

apt-get install gmplayer
 
Old 05-30-2003, 06:28 PM   #10
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update the distro too... well, run all this in order

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install mplayer

It should work
 
  


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