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Old 01-24-2005, 03:35 AM   #1
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how can i play mp3 files in red hat linux 9 using xmms player?

i have installed red hat 9 on an intel machine. i m having trouble playing mp3 files using xmms player. the sound card worked properly when i installed linux. it gives beeps and knocks but no audio of music. how do i solve this problem?
Old 01-24-2005, 03:41 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly, RH9 disabled mp3 support due to licensing issues with mp3's. You could try a 3rd party application and see if that helps
Old 01-24-2005, 05:29 AM   #3
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You must install xmms-mp3 to be able to play mp3's through it
Old 01-24-2005, 08:54 AM   #4
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is what you want.

then, as root...

rpm -ivh xmms-mp3-1.2.7-21.p.fr1.i386.rpm

and cross fingers.
Old 01-24-2005, 02:43 PM   #5
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Another alternative is if you have apt-get installed...

apt-get install xmms-mp3


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