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I am wondering what I can do to get my mp3 library to play using xmms. I found a posting here that suggested changing my i/o under pref. to esound ...
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    Linux Newbie jweekley1's Avatar
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    playing mp3s


    I am wondering what I can do to get my mp3 library to play using xmms.
    I found a posting here that suggested changing my i/o under pref. to esound
    that didn't seem to the trick.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated

    Thank you

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    You need a better description of your problem. Sound does not work at all? Just MP3's? What does XMMS do when you try to load your MP3 library? ...things like that.

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    after opening xmms, I click file to add songs, xmms doesn't respond its as if it doesn't recongnize the mp3 file. I have tried several different one to make sure.
    My os is suse 10.0.

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    Go to Yast and then Yast Online Update. Select the Multimedia Packs and click Accept. That should hopefully do the trick.

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    bryan tried your suggestion it appears to me that everything that can be loaded is. There were two multimedia choices I checked both of them.

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    Next I would suggest you download a full version of XMMS that includes MP3 support from the official XMMS website:

    http://www.xmms.org

    There should be RPMs available for the latest version.
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    thanks for the advice. when I was trying to reinstall xmms there were serveral missing file dependencies. So I found an alternative. I don't remember the location of the article but I did a search in the forums for installing mplayer on suse and the posting had step by step instructions for installation.

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