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Old 06-16-2005, 08:30 PM   #1
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What is the best linux media player


With my sudden withdrawl from windows now complete I could use some help finding a new media player, the one that came with redHat will not play mp3s. Any suggestions?
 
Old 06-16-2005, 08:34 PM   #2
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I use xmms on X and mpg123 on console, i didn't bother looking for other players, these two are great.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 08:37 PM   #3
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I have xxms but it doesn't work for me for some reason it won't play mp3s I'll try to post the error
 
Old 06-16-2005, 08:45 PM   #4
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download the xmms-mp3 for your distro and it should work.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 09:16 PM   #5
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Ok tried that and got this error


Code:
[root@localhost root]# rpm -i xmms-1.2.10-11.1.0.rh9.rf.i386.rpm
warning: xmms-1.2.10-11.1.0.rh9.rf.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
error: Failed dependencies:
        /usr/share/desktop-menu-patches/redhat-audio-player.desktop is needed by xmms-1.2.10-11.1.0.rh9.rf
 
Old 06-16-2005, 09:28 PM   #6
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uninstall all xmms packages and reinstall those provided on http://dag.wieers.com/packages/xmms/ or you can force the rpm to install because the file
Code:
/usr/share/desktop-menu-patches/redhat-audio-player.desktop
isnt important (only a shortcut)
 
Old 06-16-2005, 09:30 PM   #7
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XMMS is a great program I love it for playing music, it plays mp3's and ogg files, I know it can do a lot more than just those two file types but that is what I use it for.

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error: Failed dependencies:
/usr/share/desktop-menu-patches/redhat-audio-player.desktop is needed by xmms-1.2.10-11.1.0.rh9.rf
You need to install the missing dependency, which appears to be redhat-audio-player. Try to find it on a web site, I use slackware so I don't know any place to find RPM files or Redhat dependencies.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 09:38 PM   #8
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Is there an easy way to uninstall it?

I tried rpm -e xmms and it didn't work Should I do this from the root login?
 
Old 06-16-2005, 09:45 PM   #9
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do "rpm -qa | grep xmms" as root and uninstall all xmms packages
 
Old 06-16-2005, 10:02 PM   #10
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Ok tried that still no luck says it is missing dependancies when I try to install and the old version still works

When I try to use it it gives me some kind of dialogbox
I have a screenshot in my webshots account under other


Here

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Old 06-17-2005, 07:35 AM   #11
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What is your xmms version??? did you install the xmms-mp3 as root??
 
Old 06-17-2005, 07:45 AM   #12
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that is du to mp3 patent, Red Hat and (Fedora??) doesn't come with mp3 support.
 
Old 06-17-2005, 09:20 AM   #13
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rpm -e --nodeps <packagename> # erase rpm's without check dependencies

rpm ivh packagename.rpm --nodeps # install it without dependencie check
 
  


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