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Hi guys , I have recently moved on to Linux. I am not able to find any music player that could run songs in mp3 format(the built in ones). So ...
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    Linux music players


    Hi guys ,
    I have recently moved on to Linux. I am not able to find any music player that could run songs in mp3 format(the built in ones). So I downloaded Realplayer10 and wit great difficulty installed it. It could run only one song at a time (doesn't have a playlist). It cannot even run the video files eith avi extention(haven't tried other formats). It says additional features are absent.

    So dear friends can you help in finding a good player (and installing it too ) or help me tinker with the existing ones(CD Player,Helix player,Realplayer10,Sound juicer). This was the list I found in the Sound& Video panel in the start menu

    Thanking you in advance..

    PS: I use Fedora core 3[/b]

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    Although by no means exhaustive:

    -mplayer
    -xine
    -xmms
    -amarok
    -Kaffeine (xine-based)
    -Rhythm Box
    -bmp

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    Brilliant Mediocrity - Making Failure Look Good

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    The problem is not the player, but rather that MP3 is a proprietary format and therefore is not supported by default by some distros.

    Use Vergil's HOWTO to set up MP3 support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    Use Vergil's HOWTO to set up MP3 support.
    Unless you like a working system...
    This is really annoying me deeply.
    IMO, they should torture and eliminate people who keep writing sadistic howtos like this one.
    Do whatever you want, but if you'll follow that howto, your system will break without any doubt (strangly this howto even warns you for this... than why doing it like that in the first place?).
    I hate to keep repeating this, but anyone who tells you to mix Livna with DAG, FreshRPMS, ... is a complete idiot(probably also explains why he preferes Yum above Apt)
    Just dump the Livna part...

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    What's the problem with using Livna, DAG, and FreshRPMS? I have all three, not a problem yet. (FC4)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muser
    What's the problem with using Livna, DAG, and FreshRPMS? I have all three, not a problem yet. (FC4)
    Remember this post and post back once you're rpm base is corrupted
    Do a google on this and you'll see what I mean.
    This is really cripling Fedora though.
    Right now you have two big groups in Fedora:
    1.The Livna/Fedora.us/Yum camp (highly supported by Fedora freenode and fedorafaq.org).
    2.FreshRPMS, PlanetCCRMA, Dries and DAG (=RPMforge.net, mostly using Apt). These are also the ones that do want one big repo, sadly that first group doesn't agree on this:
    http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/FAQ.php#D

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