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Old 11-26-2003, 09:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy problem with mp3

i have problems playing mp3?

my sound card has been detected correctly and i can play wave files, but my computer
doesn't play mp3 files.

i've redhat 9 installed.

what could the problem be?

Old 11-26-2003, 09:58 PM   #2
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redhat took out support for mp3s in xmms because of copyright enfringement and stuff

just dl xmms and install a fresh copy
Old 11-26-2003, 10:55 PM   #3
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There were licencing issues for Redhat to bundle in mp3 support on the
CD version of version 9.0 So they didn't. But they do provide it and
an RPM (a package that you install) to give you mp3 support

Go here:

download the first rpm package (remember where you put it)

~$> cd to that directory and do (from a command line)

rpm -ivh xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-21.i386.rpm

And listen to mp3 to your hearts content!


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