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Old 09-28-2003, 05:12 PM   #1
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i screwed somethin up!

i installed mp3 support for xmms, and now nothing plays. I have no idea what i did, but i cant get it to work for nothin. i uninstalled it (via add/remove applications) and put it back on the same way, but it still doesnt work. anybody got any ideas how i fix it? im dyin without my music!

Old 09-28-2003, 05:21 PM   #2
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You installed.. mp3 support?

I had no idea you could do such a thing, as, I've never had to install it to play mp3's.
Perhaps this is what you did wrong?

Otherwise.. um

Check what sound output plugin you are using. Perhaps your confused and you installed a >to mp3 plugin not an mp3 player plugin.
Old 09-28-2003, 06:12 PM   #3
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check the post "cant play mp3's" by twiggz posted 11am on the 27th. that is the plugin i installed. Im using redhat 9 with xmms 1.2.7. (or was until it stopped working. anyway) before when i tried to play mp3s it gave me a message that said "due to patent licensing, and conflicts... blah blah blah (mp3) support has been removed from thie application by Red Hat, Inc."
Old 10-02-2003, 07:01 PM   #4
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You may want to remove that version of XMMS and download the latest RPM with MP3 support from the XMMS website.

To remove RPMs, use the rpm command.
Open a terminal and log-in as root.
su -
To query the RPM database, use the following syntax:
rpm -qa | grep xmms
This will output a list of RPMs containing the word xmms.
To remove them, use the following syntax:
rpm -e package_name
To install the new RPM, type:
rpm -ivh package_name
Old 10-02-2003, 07:20 PM   #5
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ok the mp3 support you installed was
the mp123 package rite?


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