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Old 07-20-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
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music problem

I have redhat 8 and i'm trying to play music with it.I can play midi fine but i tried every program to play mp3's and wav's but no sound ever came out.Is it something i'm doing wrong or do i need a special program that didnt come with the redhat cd?
Old 07-20-2003, 01:45 AM   #2
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Yeah - search the forum or the Red Hat site and you'll find tons of stuff about Red Hat not supporting mp3s.
Old 07-20-2003, 09:19 AM   #3
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if you are using XMMS or something, you gotta get the codecs for it.... i believe you can get the from

Old 07-21-2003, 05:22 AM   #4
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or you can use apt-rpm

You can get it from here.

Apt-rpm -

Once installed, as root type:

apt-get install xmms-mp3
This will download and install the codec for mp3.

If you don't have XMMS installed type this.
apt-get install xmms

You may want to also type apt-get dist-upgrade
this will check your RPM database and upgrade any programs that have newer versions available.

good luck



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