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Old 07-11-2003, 07:14 PM   #1
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Question mp3 support

I read a thread on these forum, and followed its instructions, but Im still unable to play mp3 files in xmms. I installed 'xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm', (using ROOT), and changed the driver to the OSS using xmms. Still no luck.

I haven't used linux that much, so would anyone here be able to point me in the right direction?

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What happens when you try to play them?
Old 07-11-2003, 09:26 PM   #3
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go into your xmms preferences and go to I/O plugins or something, and high-light your 123mp3 plugin and make sure the little check is checked that says, "plugin enabled" or something. then push apply and play away!
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If you play with all of the settings and STILL can't get it to work here is what you need to do...

1.) Uninstall the broken copy.
Find the rpm name by typing "rpm -qa | grep xmms". Once you find that (not the skins or plugins) type "rpm -e xmms-x.x.x" or whatever version you have.

2.) Download and install a new copy.
You can download xmms from

doubleclick to install it and have fun. I use ogg vorbis, an alternative to mp3 that works just as well


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