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Old 06-07-2004, 11:29 AM   #1
juan18
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XMMS not playing even if plugin is installed


hi guys!

im having this problem regarding xmms. it does not play mp3 files. so what i did was to download the library for the mp3 and installed it. after that i double-clicked on an mp3 file and it went in the playlist and there was no sound. no movement even int he progress bar above. even the time (track time) does not move. so i pressed play and xmms froze. i could not close it and also my taskbar froze. i could not logout or restart or shutdown. all i could do is kill xmms. but after killing xmms, i went back and found out that i still could not access the main menu button and the buttons around it. my taskbar was gone! it was useless! i could not press it. so i did a shutdown on a terminal using the ctrl+alt+f1 combination.

i would appriciate any help. thanks for your time

im running redhat 9
the sound works perfect. the only problem is the xmms program
i tried playing the mp3 file in mplayer, and it played. but it does not have enough functionality thats why i want xmms to work.

thanks again in advance!

juan
 
Old 06-07-2004, 12:08 PM   #2
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Please describe exactly what you installed and how, any error messages (if something is launched from an x terminal, you can see and read error messages.

I installed via apt4rpm and it works perfectly here w FC1.

# Red Hat & Fedora links
FedoraNEWS.ORG
Did you download? See: Installing from a Hard Drive
Red Hat 9 Rescue Mode
Red Hat 8 Rescue Mode
The Fedora HOWTO explains the different software managers.
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
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Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks
# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools
# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages
Red Hat Linux 8.0 Package Management Tool
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
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redhat-config-users
# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:46 PM   #3
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here it is fancypiper, i hope this fills it up

hi! this is what i did:

upon installation of linux redhat 9, i included the package for xmms which comes from their cd. then when i finished installation. i decided to play my mp3 files on my cd. i double-clicked on it and the xmms program told me that redhat does not support mp3 files so what i did was to go look for the mp3 plugin. i found one, i forgot the name but it looks like this: "xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm" after downloading it, i installed it. using the "rpm -i" command. the installation went fine and there was no error messages. after that i double-clicked on the mp3 file and it went to the playlist but there was no sound and no movement. but when i play cds i hear the sound and even the sound events i hear it. and one more thing, what is a binary package and a source package? is it different from rpm packages? thanks again. hope to hear from you guys! good day!
 
Old 06-07-2004, 09:53 PM   #4
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mpg123 is another mpeg layer player. I'm not sure if it includes the libs for mp3's or not.
I think you need the actual mp3 libs. http://www.gurulabs.com/files/xmms-m...8-3.p.i386.rpm should be it.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 10:00 PM   #5
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That's the proper package, I think, but I suggest adding the -v flag (verbose) to the rpm command.

Check out apt4rpm for software management, I have been using it for software management since Red Hat 7.2 came out. Their sources have 99% of the software I have installed for my FC1. I only had to compile fluxbox stuff.

Have you enabled it in xmms?

Right click->options->preferences Audio in/out plugins tab ->check enable plugin


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LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
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Last edited by fancypiper; 06-07-2004 at 10:04 PM.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 04:53 AM   #6
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thanks fancypiper!

i have already enabled the plugin on xmms but nothing happens. ill try apt4rpm. thanks for your time fancypiper youve been a greathelp!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 04:58 AM   #7
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hi flood! yes ive been using mplayer as a substitue for xmms. and ive already downloaded their mp3library to enable me to play mp3z. thanks dude!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 05:01 AM   #8
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hey fancypiper, you got some more good site that you think would help a newbie to linux like me please do post it. i really appreciate your help! thanks a lot!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 05:49 AM   #9
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Everything I know about linux is in this thread
 
Old 06-11-2004, 10:03 AM   #10
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Re: XMMS not playing even if plugin is installed

there is no sound in your redhat xmms when you player MP3? sure, you must install a plugin .
this plugin named 'xmms-mp3-1.2.7-13.p.i386.rpm' It's easy to get it.
if this soft is down on your disk : rpm -vih xmms-mp3-1.2.7-13.p.i386.rpm
if a error said as : you must install xmms-mp3-1.2.7-13.p.o' before . It mean here is no xmms in!

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Originally posted by juan18
hi guys!

im having this problem regarding xmms. it does not play mp3 files. so what i did was to download the library for the mp3 and installed it. after that i double-clicked on an mp3 file and it went in the playlist and there was no sound. no movement even int he progress bar above. even the time (track time) does not move. so i pressed play and xmms froze. i could not close it and also my taskbar froze. i could not logout or restart or shutdown. all i could do is kill xmms. but after killing xmms, i went back and found out that i still could not access the main menu button and the buttons around it. my taskbar was gone! it was useless! i could not press it. so i did a shutdown on a terminal using the ctrl+alt+f1 combination.

i would appriciate any help. thanks for your time

im running redhat 9
the sound works perfect. the only problem is the xmms program
i tried playing the mp3 file in mplayer, and it played. but it does not have enough functionality thats why i want xmms to work.

thanks again in advance!

juan
 
Old 06-11-2004, 01:46 PM   #11
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You have to check a checkbox in the config to enable the plugins you installed. Did you enable the plugin?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 01:49 PM   #12
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Try opening an x terminal and give these commands.

mpg321 /path/to/song.mp3

or

mpg123 /path/to/song.mp3

Can you play from the command line? If neither work, post the error messages that result.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 08:24 AM   #13
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THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP, ESPECIALLY FANCYPIPER

hi guys!

found the proglem. it was not the plugin. it was the output sound device. i did not bother to touch that since i assumed that it detected my device. so i tried the options and it worked! I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE THAT SPENT TIME READING MY POSTS AND REPLYING TO IT. YOU GUYS WERE GREAT HELP! ESPECIALLY FANCYPIPER! KEEP IT UP GUYS! THANKS!
 
Old 06-13-2004, 08:55 AM   #14
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where do i download APT-SERVER for apt4rpm? what is its file name?

i was trying to install apt4rpm, but the installation was looking for other files. i downloaded these files:

apt-0.5.4cnc8-1cl.i386.rpm
apt-0.5.4cnc9-1cl.i386.rpm
apt4rpm-0.68.2-2.noarch.rpm
apt4rpm-0.68.2-2.src.rpm
librpm404-4.0.4-8x.27.i386.rpm
perl-XML-LibXML-1.53-1.i586.rpm
perl-XML-LibXML-Common-0.12-1.i586.rpm
perl-XML-SAX-0.12-1.i586.rpm
perl-XML-NamespaceSupport-1.08-1.i586.rpm
rpm-4.2-0.69.i386.rpm

the only file i cant find is the apt-server. the installation error says that the apt-server is needed by apt4rpm. i dont know what filename it has i went to their homepage but cant find it. maybe because i dont know the filename. thanks guys!
 
Old 06-13-2004, 09:33 AM   #15
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Describe exactly what you did.

What you should have done:
Is apt-get already installed?
Code:
Sun Jun 13 10:19 AM fancy@uilleann ~ $ whereis apt-get
apt-get: /usr/bin/apt-get /usr/share/man/man8/apt-get.8.gz
Sun Jun 13 10:19 AM fancy@uilleann ~ $
If it isn't installed, go to apt4rpm, read the instructions on what to download for your flavor of Red Hat/Fedora, then download and install that.

Open an x terminal and become root
Code:
Sun Jun 13 10:19 AM fancy@uilleann ~ $ su -
Password:
Sun Jun 13 10:22 AM root@uilleann ~ #
Now that you are root and can use the program use it to find the latest packages and updates:
Code:
Sun Jun 13 10:22 AM root@uilleann ~ # apt-get update
Get:1 http://ayo.freshrpms.net fedora/linux/1/i386 release [1812B]
Fetched 1812B in 11s (152B/s)
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net fedora/linux/1/i386/core pkglist
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net fedora/linux/1/i386/core release
Get:1 http://ayo.freshrpms.net fedora/linux/1/i386/updates pkglist [439kB]
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net fedora/linux/1/i386/updates release
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net fedora/linux/1/i386/freshrpms pkglist
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net fedora/linux/1/i386/freshrpms release
Fetched 439kB in 1m51s (3931B/s)
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Not that apt-get knows what's available and you just gotta click rather than type someting:
Code:
Sun Jun 13 10:28 AM root@uilleann ~ # apt-get install synaptic
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  synaptic
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 removed and 9 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/1168kB of archives.
After unpacking 2902kB of additional disk space will be used.
Committing changes...
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:synaptic               ########################################### [100%]
Done.
Synaptic should appear somewhere on your menu and you can use that for installing/uninstalling easily. A prompt for roots password pops up when you attempt to use it.

May as well get up to date as well
Code:
Sun Jun 13 10:28 AM root@uilleann ~ # apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded
  cvs gaim rsync samba samba-client samba-common vim-common vim-enhanced
  vim-minimal
9 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 30.9MB of archives.
After unpacking 14.4MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
0% [Connecting to ayo.freshrpms.net]
Updated packages are downloaded and installed if you answer y.
 
  


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