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Old 04-08-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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How to listen to .mp3 songs in Redhat 9 Linux

Hello friends,
I use Red Hat 9.0 Linux. I am unable to listen to audio songs. I tried to use 'mpg123' but it says "rate is not supported". I tried to use xmms, but it allows to only select audio files, when I select audio files and press ok, there is no sound !!
Kindly tell me as to how can I listen to songs in Linux.

Old 04-08-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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I guess you need to install mp3 engine like Helix or xine which they aren't installed in Redhat.
I guess that Helix is better because it runs also .rm files.
Old 04-08-2006, 08:19 AM   #3
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Why simply download and install the xmms-mp3 rpm package for RHL9;

Next visit; and learn how to download/install yum and/or apt and bring your system current.

FYI: Red Hat ended all support for RHL9 the end of April, 2004
Old 04-08-2006, 08:20 AM   #4
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Youd be better off getting and installing Fedora Core 5 and getting that up to date. One way of getting MP3 support is removing the XMMS package from your system and installing it from the source code at


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