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Old 08-10-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
DizzyThermal
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Unhappy XMMS - Not Playing


I have transfered all my mp3 music from my old system onto my Linux (Fedora Core 5) Harddrive. I have recently found out Helix player does not play mp3's and I have tried RealPlayer (Very laggy). I found the XMMS was like my old media player (Winamp) and I tried it out, I looked at all the options for it and saw that it was very very similar. One problem I have with it is that I cannot get it to play my mp3's. When I hit Play File it takes me to a screen and asks me to pick a file. After choosing a file I would then hit Play. It would not do anything after that. I would hit play and it would bring me back to the browse for a file window. Help please.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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Red Hat (aka Fedora) does not support mp3 for legal reasons, so xmms does not have the support built-in. Solutions can be found in many places like;

http://www.fedorafaq.org/
http://stanton-finley.net/mediawiki/...allation_Notes
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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I have went to both those places originally and have found nothing. I am also familiar with why Red Hat (Fedora Core 5) cannot support mp3's. I have found no way to get a mp3 plugin for Fedora Core 5 and need some help, maybe a link to get this. If it is built into Fedora Core 5 please tell me a Terminal command I can use to execute it. Thank you!
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:58 PM   #4
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http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...-fc5.html#xmms

this should help with getting mp3 working in xmms on fedora core 5
 
Old 08-10-2006, 09:05 PM   #5
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Strange..............

From; http://www.fedorafaq.org/#mp3

Here's how to install the correct MP3 plugin:

1. Make sure that you're using my yum configuration from the installing software question.
2. Open a Terminal.
3. Become root: su -

4. Now, install the correct plugin depending on which MP3 player you want to use:
* For Rhythmbox or Totem:

yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly
* For XMMS:

yum install xmms-mp3

From; http://stanton-finley.net/mediawiki/...nd_MP3_player:

* The popular XMMS media player (also called "Audio Player" in the Gnome menu) is available for FC5 in Fedora Extras. The freshrpms repository has an MP3 plugin for XMMS. To install XMMS along with its MP3 support make sure that the freshrpms repository is configured in yum as described above. Open a terminal.

* Type:

su -

Hit enter. Type your root password. Hit enter.

* Type:

yum -y install xmms xmms-mp3

Hit enter. Wait for the installation to complete. Close the terminal. XMMS will be available in "Applications" > "Sound & Video" as "Audio Player". (Note: You may have to click the upper left hand corner of XMMS, select "Options" > "Preferences" and select an alternate sound output plugin in order to get XMMS to work on your system.)


Seems your scrolling abilities may need some practice or ................
 
Old 08-11-2006, 07:24 PM   #6
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Thank you everyone for your replies. I greatly appreciate the help. By the way, I did get it to work . Thank you guys!
 
  


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