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Old 04-15-2005, 01:47 AM   #1
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XMMS problems


Hi,
First off I am using Mandrake Download 10.1 with a 2.6.8.1-12 kernel. My soundcard is a intel ICH4 845G/GL Chipset AC'97 Audio Controller.
I am having some problems getting XMMS to work. I have read in some posts that it might have something to do with modules. I am a Windows XP refugee and have no idea what modules are or how to use them. The problem I am having is that when I click on a link in firefox to stream audio off the net, I´m asked to select an application. I choose xmms, when it opens there is no sound and then it shutsdown. I have tried to just save the listen.pls file to disk and open it manually, but this causes xmms to crash and I have to use kill to shut it down.
The only time I get an error message is whe I open xmms from the command prompt with
#xmms &
when I use this and try to stream, a dialogue box appears with the following messge;

Please Check That;

Your soundcard is configured properly
You have the correct output plugin selected
No other program is blocking the soundcard

Now AFAIK the sound card is working. I can stream and play audio files with amarok. I really have no fscking idea what to do next. Any help would be great
 
Old 04-15-2005, 01:56 AM   #2
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Choose ALSA in XMMS perferences and test.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 01:57 AM   #3
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Since you're using amorok I'll assume you're also using KDE. KDE has it's own sound daemon called arts, not sure why but the KDE team clearly felt it was necessary. Anyhow, open up XMMS, ignore the error and find your way to the preferences. Once there, go find a section on output plugins or something to do with output, you should find yourself presented with a dropdown list with options like OSS, ALSA, esd and hopefully with any luck, arts. Select arts and all should play nicely.

Is there a reason though you can't stream with amorok? I've used it once maybe but I'd imagine it'd support something basic like this.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 02:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for your (quick ) feedabck,

Yes I am using KDE. When I go into preferences and select the Audio I/O plugins the following plugins are listed;

CD AUdio player 1.2.10 libcdaudio.so
MPEG Layer 1/2/3 player 1.2.10 libmpg123.so
Ogg Vorbis Player 1.2.10 libvorbis.so
Tone Generator 1.2.10 libtonegen.so
Wave PLayer 1.2.10 libwave

The output Plugins is listed as;

OSS Driver 1.2.10 libOSS.so

There are no other output plugins to select from.

I cannot find any reference to arts or ALSA in the preferences. I have tried to install both arts and ALSA but Mandrake tells me that they are already installed.

Under preferences I have the following sections/tabs

Audio I/O plugins
Effects plugins
General plugins
Visualisation plugins
options
fonts
encoding
title

None of these have a reference to arts or ALSA. If they are installed, as mandrake displays, how to I get XMMS to include them?

Thanks.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 03:09 AM   #5
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Hrmmm, that's new. I'm gonna make a random suggestion here and say go download beep media player. It's a GTK2 port of XMMS, all the same features etc, newer so that's always a bonus. Plus if you're lucky it *might* pick up ALSA. If not my next suggestion is compile form source, always works for me
 
Old 04-15-2005, 03:40 AM   #6
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/me takes note

Use the source Luke.........
 
Old 04-15-2005, 06:26 AM   #7
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Just something else, I was looking for the pyxmms module just now and my distro has xmms-arts as a seperate package. Maybe check around wherever you install software from, might be a good lead
 
Old 04-15-2005, 12:51 PM   #8
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Just recompile from source!

Read this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=247030
 
Old 04-16-2005, 02:11 AM   #9
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SOLVED

Hey guys,
Thanks for all your help. I got it working. Here is what I did to get it working in Mandrake 10.1 Download using KDE;

# urpmi xmms

Go to ´Configure your computer´
Go to ´Software Management´
Select ´Install´
Enter xmms in the search text box and click search
Select xmms-alsa--1.2..10-11MDK
Select xmms-arts-0.7.1-2MDK
Click install

Now open xmms go to options / preferences / audio I/O plugins. Under the output pluging dropdown box select ALSA 1.2.10 output plugin [ libALSA.SO ]
Then click apply, ok and then your done. You should now be able to stream audio off the net and play mp3´s ect.

Hope other newbies find this helpfull.
 
  


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