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Old 04-30-2005, 10:27 AM   #1
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XMMS failing to play certain MP3s [Fixed]

There are a few MP3s that XMMS simply won't play, when I try to load them, nothing happens, almost like it has no support for it.

The few files in question play fine in mplayer, so they are playable, they also play fine on Winamp on Windows.

Here is the output when played in mplayer:
MPlayer 1.0pre6-3.4.3-20050110 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 9)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2

77 audio & 189 video codecs
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing Smashing Pumpkins - Rocket.mp3.
Cache fill:  0.00% (0 bytes)    Audio file detected.
Clip info:
 Title: Rocket
 Artist: Smashing Pumpkins
 Album: Siamese Dream
 Year: 1993
 Track: 5
 Genre: Alternative Rock
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 16000->176400 (128.0 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
Checking audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/16bit -> 44100Hz/2ch/16bit...
AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 2 ch, 44100 hz, little endian signed int 
AF_pre: 44100Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
AO: [oss] 44100Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian) (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/16bit -> 44100Hz/2ch/16bit...
Video: no video
Starting playback...
A: 104.4 (01:44.4)  0.5% 27%
Any ideas?

Last edited by bratch; 05-01-2005 at 08:21 PM.
Old 05-01-2005, 08:06 PM   #2
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do you have mpg123 installed? this is the only thing i can think about, i don't know if mpg321 would do.
Old 05-01-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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Yeah it's installed, and I tried mpg321 which makes no difference.

mpg321 and mpg123 can play the song fine, by the way. It's just in xmms that the problem occurs.

Turns out I've been being rather stupid - I had mpg123, but not xmms-mpg123!

Not quite sure what XMMS to play what songs it could play...but it works perfectly now.

Last edited by bratch; 05-01-2005 at 08:20 PM.


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