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Old 07-03-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
theteenager
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XMMS and Xine Problems


Hi! I installed XMMS using the package that came with my Red Hat Linux CDs, but it turned out that they disabled mp3 files in that version. So I tried installing a version off the internet, but that didn't work either. So can anybody help me restore the mp3 function in XMMS? (Tried Winamp 3 for Linux, but the file seem to play VERY slowly, after 10 seconds, not even 1 second of the song has passed.)

Also, I tried installing Xine, I did the "./configure", "make", and "make install". After that, I couldn't find where Xine was located. I tried "which xine", which turned up nothing. I also found a folder with Xine's plugins, but that doesn't really help. Help please?

Thanks guys
 
Old 07-03-2003, 11:14 AM   #2
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Use the command "whereis xine"
It might be because xine is not in your path. If it isnt make a link to like /usr/local/bin or something:

ln -s /location/of/xine /usr/local/bin/xine

(replace "/location/of/xine" with the actual location, of course)
 
Old 07-03-2003, 11:24 AM   #3
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RH9 did not come with support for mp3, something about a licensing issue or something like that...

anyway, go to this site and download xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm (the mpg123 plugin)
http://havardk.xmms.org/dist/xmms-1.2.7-rh8-rh9-rpm/

Install using:
rpm -ivh xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm

and that should do it....

Good Luck!

also, use the command "whereis xine" to see where xine is installed. If the command returns nothing then xine is not installed.
 
Old 07-03-2003, 11:25 AM   #4
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You can get a patch to add mp3 support from

http://www.xmms.org/

I'm not sure what you got from the internet - anyway, this patch has always worked for me.

I'd suggest using the RPMs to install xine - there are links to them on the Xine site. Despite the warnings about them being unsupported, they are very easy to install.

You can also get a lot of Windows codec from the same site.
 
Old 07-03-2003, 11:59 AM   #5
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you could always execute (as root) 'updatedb && locate xine | grep bin'.

that should locate xine for you.
 
  


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