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Old 03-12-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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Post MP3 in XmmS 1.2.7 - GNOME RH9

Is there a way to make XmmS play mp3's in Gnome? Ive checked the site and cant find any plug-ins (But i am new to Red hat [And linux in general] so dont understand alot of the jargon and commands etc so im probably just missing something thats blantantly obvious!) Thanks for any help you guys can give!
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I havent used Red Hat in a long time, but I do remember that on xmms's site, they had an RPM to enable it to play Mp3s. I dont have the exact URL sorry, but my first place would be their site.

Sorry I couldnt have been of more help.
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ok... i installed 1.2.10 and its... well... not playing ANY types of media files at all... and its "playing" through full 5minute mp3's in 10seconds or less, by playing i mean the search bar moves through the file and the visualization moves - just no sound comes out! and my sound is working because the aMSN sounds and system sounds are still playing.
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Here is the site for the RPM mentioned above:
Old 04-08-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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I read this on ximian web site regarding xmms:

Due to licensing restrictions on MP3 playback and decoding, and legal ambiguity surrounding the role of Free software with respect to those licensing restrictions, Ximian is unable to ship a free MP3 player.

If you wish to play MP3 files you have a number of options:
The paid version of Ximian Desktop 2 includes RealPlayer, which can handle MP3 files as well as RealAudio files.
The website has information about MP3 patent issues and suggestions for finding MP3-enabled players.
The OGG file format is unencumbered by patent restrictions and is playable by XMMS and many other players. You can learn about it at


Old 04-08-2004, 02:12 PM   #6
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go to

there u can find any rpm that u wan't

and as for the mp3 question there's an rpm named XMMS-MP3

download that file

and voila u'r mp3's will sure work
Old 04-08-2004, 07:02 PM   #7
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the version you want if you have redhat 9 is xmms-1.2.9-1.i386.rpm availiable on the net . mp3's no problem Marty


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