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I cannot play any MP3 files on xmms!i had installed the rpm files from gurulab but still got error when i start the song.Did i missed any step?sorry for any ...
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    Problem playing MP3 files on xmms (Redhat 9.0)


    I cannot play any MP3 files on xmms!i had installed the rpm files from gurulab but still got error when i start the song.Did i missed any step?sorry for any bad spelling!thank

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    what was the error, what steps did you take, information is needed for a comprehensive answer.
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    Of course you can't play mp3's on xmms with a bone stock RedHat 9. RedHat removed the ability to play mp3's as of RH8. You also can't do it with a bone stock Fedora.
    Go to http://www.freshrpms.net and follow the instructions to set up an apt repository and synaptic. Once you've done that, use Synaptic to install xmms and mpg321.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    Now the error message did not appear,but another problem coming up!When i click the play button,the music just run 1 second only and then it jammed.There are just a "tup" sound come out in this 1 second.

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    there was another thread on this exact problem, try searching a little bit and seeing what comes up, unfortunetly, i dont remember the exact solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Turn
    Of course you can't play mp3's on xmms with a bone stock RedHat 9. RedHat removed the ability to play mp3's as of RH8. You also can't do it with a bone stock Fedora.
    Go to http://www.freshrpms.net and follow the instructions to set up an apt repository and synaptic. Once you've done that, use Synaptic to install xmms and mpg321.
    XMMS on Redhat 9 does play MP3's. the version of XMMS that I have plays mp3's perfectly. the only audio files that it doesn't play are wma, and we all know why that is.

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    RH9 doesn't ship with mp3 ability. Was removed by RH over licencing concerns.

    Link explains it with a solution.

    http://havardk.xmms.org/dist/xmms-1.2.7-rh8-rh9-rpm/
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    well I havn't done anything to XMMS since Redhat was installed and it's been able to play mp3's since the day i got it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadfred
    well I havn't done anything to XMMS since Redhat was installed and it's been able to play mp3's since the day i got it
    This can't possibly be true. You've either installed mpg321 or a different xmms.
    I say this because RedHat removed the the tools necessary to play and rip mp3's as of release 8.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    perhaps you ran an updater program, anything with a 3rd party reposity (PLF) will add mp3 support asap.
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