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Old 03-17-2005, 09:09 PM   #1
Panthroman
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wma support for XMMS in Debain?


As a total newbie, I searched around and saw a site with a xmms-wma package thingy in .rpm format, and downloaded it. Turns out Debian isn't so good with .rpm files. So I've been searching for a .deb file or something I could use in Debian, but alas.

http://www.rarewares.org/debian-audio-playback.html claims the existence of a xmms-wma package for Debian, but I've found no such thing.

So, since I'm using Debian, (how) can I play .wma files in XMMS?

Thanks!
Jake
 
Old 03-18-2005, 05:22 AM   #2
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You can use alien to convert the rpm to a deb (run "man alien" to find out how to do this) and then install the resulting deb with dpkg. An alternative would be to compile from source.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 12:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for reading, but alien is unexistent on my machine (man alien gives a "not found" response). Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance,
Jake
 
Old 03-19-2005, 04:10 AM   #4
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Code:
#apt-get install alien
 
  


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