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Old 11-07-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
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Winamp (wine) unable to play mp3's


I was playing mp3's fine in winamp last night. Although buggy (as in sometimes I would randomly get kicked to the fedora login screen) it still would play the files. Now I am getting this error message when trying to play mp3's in winamp.

http://inneractivecrew.com/uploads/aje/screenshot.png

Any suggestions on how to solve this problem?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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why don't you just use xmms? It's fairly similar
 
Old 11-07-2004, 08:49 PM   #3
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I would love to use XMMS, but when I play files in XMMS the tempo of the song is increased, and the sound is "skippy". It's like someone is pushing the mute button on and off at 120 times a second. If I could get this problem solved I wouldn't have to worry about using winamp through wine.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 08:50 PM   #4
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Yes, check out the screenshots section:
http://www.xmms.org/about.php

Theres even skins you can download like winamp
 
Old 11-07-2004, 08:52 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by aje
I would love to use XMMS, but when I play files in XMMS the tempo of the song is increased, and the sound is "skippy". It's like someone is pushing the mute button on and off at 120 times a second. If I could get this problem solved I wouldn't have to worry about using winamp through wine.
Have you tried changing which sound out it's using?

Try switching from OSS (default) to ALSA or esound.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 08:53 PM   #6
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p.s. amp is also a good (but not GUI) music player.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:19 PM   #7
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I'm using ALSA now, I'll try esound, and OSS.

THANK you!

Such a simple suggestion ... it's a shame I hadn't tried it before. OSS works fine
 
Old 11-08-2004, 05:14 PM   #8
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For some reason, now when I try to play audio files I get the "could not open audio" message on every output plugin.

I got this last night a few times (When I first got the music working) but I would simply switch to and from the plugins randomly and at some point i would randomly get sound again upon returning to OSS. Now I am getting nothing at all. What could be causing this?
 
Old 11-08-2004, 07:57 PM   #9
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I used to have a problem with the 2.4 kernel where xmms wouldnt close out properly. It might be worth bringing up a task manager (ctrl-esc) and looking for multiple instances of xmms.
 
  


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