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Old 01-06-2007, 02:27 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2006
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Distribution: openSUSE 10.2/ Gentoo 2006.1
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no mp3 on openSUSE 10.2

Well...I just seem to keep on running into problems.

I have installed XMMS on openSUSE 10.2 but it even refuses to add mp3 files to its playlist. I tried banshee but it dint work either, nor did JuK. I tried finding the mp3 plugins in the repositiories but there wsnt anything there, nor did I find anything on the Non-OSS CD.

What can I do to get all of this working?
Old 01-06-2007, 03:33 AM   #2
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See "Hacking openSUSE 10.2" at
Old 01-06-2007, 04:46 AM   #3
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hey. thanks for the help. The problem is that the pc im working on does not have a net connection. I found thos on on this page:

MP3 support for XMMS
To enable MP3 support for XMMS you need to have the file It normally comes with the XMMS installation, but not with openSUSE due to legal issues. You can obtain it by downloading either

an XMMS RPM from
If you do the latter, which is easy, install it like this:

download the file
execute these commands:
$ tar xvzf xmms-mp3-fc1.tar.gz
$ su (enter root passwd here)
# cp xmms-mp3-fc1/ /usr/lib/xmms/Input
# exit
$ rm -rf xmms-mp3-fc1/

This will copy the to your xmms plugin directory.
The thing is this procedure has been outlined for openSUSE 10...will it work on 10.2 too?
Old 04-14-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
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yes will work on SuSE 10.2 too!


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