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Old 08-07-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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XMMS won't play MP3s


Greetings,

Been trying to get MP3 files to play in any program other RealPlayer, which I can't stand. XMMS simply loops back to the file browser when I choose a song and click on Play. Pretty much the same thing with the other players.

I'm on SUSE Linux 9.3 using Gnome.

Thanks!

-Ben
 
Old 08-07-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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I remember reading something about SUSE compiling all their multimedia applications specifically without MP3 support. Your best bet would be to recompile XMMS from source or see if there are any alternative XMMS binaries for SUSE.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:09 PM   #3
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Howdy,

Sorry, should have mentioned that I've only been using Linux for about a week now. Could you try to break that down into simple terms, if that's possible? Is there something I can download? Also, why would RealPlayer be able to play them without any problem?

Thanks...

-Ben
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:20 PM   #4
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Hi,

try:
http://http://www.linuxquestions.org...hreadid=346410

Be sure you download the right rpms.
Flo
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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Originally posted by flo1
Hi,

try:
http://http://www.linuxquestions.org...hreadid=346410

Be sure you download the right rpms.
Flo
Hey,

This took me to Microsoft.com...

-Ben
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:27 AM   #6
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run YOU, it should offer you 4 optional packages:

File: Multimedia-Option-Pack-1-52079 23 KB 06.04.2005 11:10:00
File: Multimedia-Option-Pack-2-52099 26 KB 06.04.2005 21:11:00
File: Multimedia-Option-Pack-3-52082 25 KB 06.04.2005 11:12:00
File: Multimedia-Option-Pack-4-52098 35 KB 06.04.2005 21:10:00
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:44 AM   #7
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you should download XMMS-MP3 plugin....
search the rpm and it's done...
 
Old 08-08-2005, 02:47 PM   #8
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Quote:
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run YOU, it should offer you 4 optional packages:

File: Multimedia-Option-Pack-1-52079 23 KB 06.04.2005 11:10:00
File: Multimedia-Option-Pack-2-52099 26 KB 06.04.2005 21:11:00
File: Multimedia-Option-Pack-3-52082 25 KB 06.04.2005 11:12:00
File: Multimedia-Option-Pack-4-52098 35 KB 06.04.2005 21:10:00
Thank you thank you thank you!! Worked like a charm. Now, who provides LEGAL (paid) MP3 files with either a website interface or a software one compatible with Linux?

Thanks!

-Benjamin
Rockin' to The Postal Service
 
Old 08-09-2005, 09:27 AM   #9
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If that's a real question at the end there - the answer is no one. DRM only works with apple and MS. But if you want free legal MP3s, do some searches - there are plenty of indie bands giving them away to get noticed.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 02:09 PM   #10
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Originally posted by DJOtaku
If that's a real question at the end there - the answer is no one. DRM only works with apple and MS. But if you want free legal MP3s, do some searches - there are plenty of indie bands giving them away to get noticed.
Yep, real question indeed. And that's not a bad idea -- you just reminded me that downloads.com provides that service for indie bands. That's how I stumbled upon The Postal Service (you may know their sound from the early promo for the ABC TV show Grey's Anatomy.

Anywho.. thanks again

-Ben
 
  


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