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Old 11-10-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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playing mp3


Hallo everyone,
I am completely new to Linux (2 weeks) and don't know what to do to play mp3 files.
I have Fedora Core 4 (64bit)
The problem is I don't have access to the internet at home, so I have
to download things at work.

The other thing is how can Linux recognise and use my USB US-122 Tascam Audio/Midi controller?

Thank you
Sycamorex
 
Old 11-10-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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get MPlayer (mplayerhq.hu) - this has support for almost all audio and video file formats. On the download page, you get the option to install optional video codecs. Do that, as you'll probably need them later. Also, download a skin. The MPlayer documentation is good too. Alternatively you could use xine (xinehq.de) which is also brilliant, or Realplayer 10 with the additional plugins. The problem with this is that the distro copmpanies cannot adhere to the mp3 license, and thats why they don't bundle mp3 software.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thanks,
Now I am trying to install mplayer, however since i have FC 64bit
it's a bit of a nightmare with all those dependencies
but i'll keep trying.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 09:55 AM   #4
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use the source installer and do

export CC="gcc -m32"
export LDFLAGS='-L/usr/X11R6/lib'
./configure
make
make install
 
Old 11-11-2005, 11:53 AM   #5
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does it have to be a 64bit version?
where can i get the source? (i presume it's not a rpm package)
what exactly do i do after i download the source? (sorry i'm really new to linux)
thankx
 
Old 11-12-2005, 05:48 AM   #6
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alright if you go to MPLayerhq.hu you can download the following file

MPlayer v1.0pre7try2 source

i don't think it matters about 64-bit support in the actual download.. You're using suse on an Opteron 64-bit I'm taking it? Just set the compiler to use 32-bit flags when doing make
so you get the gzip or bzip2 files and do the following...

tar xzvf (MPlayer_file).tar.gz

cd MPlayer_directory



export CC="gcc -m32"
export LDFLAGS='-L/usr/X11R6/lib'
./configure
make
make install
 
Old 11-12-2005, 02:14 PM   #7
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Thanks
I have Fedora Core 4 (64bit) (amd64turion)

i'll try it

I also tried to install Mplayer from RPM
I got a long list of failed dependencies, so I downloaded and installed most of them
except for one 'libpostproc'. There was also 'libpostproc.so.0()(64 bit)' which
I installed. The only one I'm missing now is 'libpostproc'
I can't find it.

can i install now a 32-bit version after i have installed several 64-bit packages?

thanks for your help
 
Old 11-13-2005, 02:06 AM   #8
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Use source code like vmlinuz101 said. Then you will not have any dependency problems. Compiling from source is not hard.

You should get an internet connection because Fedora and many other distributions are very dependent on the internet. The CD or DVD should have most of the libraries and software that you need to compile or install binaries, but they do not.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 09:48 AM   #9
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I tried, however, fc4 has gcc 4.0.0. which is not supported by mplayer.
gcc 3.x is required.
if i downgrade my gcc, what will happen to other applications dependent on gcc?

thanks
 
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You can have multiple gcc versions. You just need to learn how to select which one you want for each program. You can try compiling mplayer with gcc version 4. If there are any errors besides library header requirements, you can then install gcc version 3.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 06:18 PM   #11
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The Fedora FAQ has more detailed instructions about:
playing MP3s: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#mp3
installing mplayer and the mplayerplugin: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#browsermovies
where to get and howto install software in general on Fedora: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#getsoftware
 
Old 11-20-2005, 12:34 PM   #12
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Thanks for all your help. Finally i managed to sort out the problem and installed Mplayer


Thank you, once again
sycamorex
 
  


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