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Old 10-24-2005, 02:21 AM   #1
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Two more things I hate about SUSE compared to FEDORA (help with XMMS and XINE)

The Xine I installed on my fedora box played my mpeg movies. Now that I have upgraded operating systems to SUSE 10.0 and used the YAST program to install Xine, I cna't play mpeg movies anymore. I think was also able to paly avi files as well on Fedora (used the Xine from the official site).

And, Xmms is nicer lookin in SUSE, but doesn't work with draggin and dropping as well. To be more specific, I have a dual boot of windowsn and SUSE, with the windows box holding my LEGAL music files. This share was mounted magicaly/wonderfully/automatically by SUSE during install. However, when I drag a music file over fromt he mounted windows share into Xmms it doesn't play it. It does, however, put the file in the playlist, but doesn't actually play it and instead kind of freaks out. I imagine it can't crete a stream using the mounted share for some reason. It did, however, work on Fedora. Is this a Xmms on suse issue, or a SUSE OS issue?

Any idears?
Old 10-24-2005, 03:53 AM   #2
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Its a copyright issue. Suse doesnt include codecs / software that may have conflicting copyright issues. So, youll have to google/search here to find the various extra packages you can slap on to get mp3, wma, divx (non deprecated xine-lib) etc etc support back in. It sucks, I know, but thats the way the IP war is going.. Most of the problems can be simply countered also by installing the program yourself from source, thus getting all the functions you want.

Oh yeah, if the country you reside in has laws against these kind of software / codecs / patens, dont do what I said as it would be breaking some law.. (what woldnt be these days.. ): )
Old 10-24-2005, 04:01 AM   #3
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I downloaded the various xine rpms of the guru repository and all MP3s and DVDs play.
Old 10-24-2005, 12:06 PM   #4
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Atranicus, playing 'certain' (now you have me paranoid) format types is not the problem, the problem is when I drag a file from my windows mount (music share) into xmms it does not play it and instead gets wierded out. BUT, if I copy the song to my linux partition and drag it from there then there's no problem.

Does that make sense? It''s kind of difficult to explain.

Jongi, is this the Guru site you speak of?
Old 10-24-2005, 12:18 PM   #5
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It makes perfect sense. Linux doesn't stream over samba, unless you first mount the share folders you are interested in streaming. But compying and writing, are no issue without mounting the shares. So, you aren't crazy. IT means you can copy a media file over, just fine(read), but cannot play it live(streaming).

I prefer the packman for my media needs. But that may be because it can be added as a source and all done neatly and nicely and adds xine, xmms, and all sorts of media goodies.
Old 10-24-2005, 03:37 PM   #6
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redshirt, it's not samba that's used to mount an ntfs drive, is it? I'm not mounting a ntfs drive over my network; i'm mounting the ntfs share througha partition. In fedora I was able to drag and drop the song from the mounted windows PARTITION into xmms and it would play. Right now I can still play a song from my windows mounted share by clicking ona single song, but once that song is in the list, I can't drag and drop anymore from that mounted windows partition into xmms. Well, it will show up in the list, but it won't actually play any subsequent songs after the first one in the list, which, again, is the song I double click on.

Of course once I move the music folder to my linux desktop i can drag and drop all i want.

So to reiterate another way:

- i have a harddisk with a windows and linux partition

- my music is on my windows computer

- in linux this windows drive is mounted

- i can open my music folder that's on my windows partition/mount while on my linux partition just fine, and play one song using xmms

- i can drag more songs into the xmms playlist after that one song is playing and they show up, but they do NOT play

- this is not a plugin issue as that's been resolved

- if I move the music folder to linux, of course, I can drag and drop/populate the xmms playlist just fine

- Most importantly, i was able to do this in fedora core 3 using xmms of course

- even more most importantly, this isn't enough of an issue to go back to fedora! ;-)


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