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I require a media player for my FC5 box. All it needs to do is: 1. Play files over networked windows computers through samba 2. Play wma files. 3. Have ...
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    Need a Media player


    I require a media player for my FC5 box.

    All it needs to do is:
    1. Play files over networked windows computers through samba
    2. Play wma files.
    3. Have a media library

    Im not concerned majorly how it looks, just needs to do those 3 things.

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    you can use xmms for this.

    yum -y install xmms xmms-wma xmms-mp3



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    Well i already had xmms and the wma plugin, but not the mp3 one. Also its not in the menu, so i just ran the command of course.
    Any idea how you can tell me how to open the media library and add some files that are in a samba share?
    I see it has a playlist function, but will this function like a media library where it is permanently in there every time i open it?

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    If you want something with a library function, then try Amarok or Rhythmbox.

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    To add files from a samba share, just mount the share and use the Add Directory option. After you're done importing, save your playlist to ~/.xmms/xmms.m3u and you should be set library-wise. At least that's how I do it.

    I'd also suggest looking into XMMS2. It's kinda iffy right now, but I see potential.
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    Rhythembox seems good, but even local files won't import into the library.
    But Amarok seems perfect!
    And i dont know how to mount samba shares, i found a guide using smbmount but the command wasnt found, and just using mount with smbfs doesnt work either. The folder names have spaces in them as well, so it wouldnt recognise it in the first place. I cant change it because 2 other computers already have the paths set. It also has to be a permanent mount.
    I want to mount smb://office/Lisas Documents/My Music to /home/Fedora/Music.

    Though, i still need to mount it, Amarok is perfect, it can play wma's and everything. last.fm support is good too.

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    I want to mount smb://office/Lisas Documents/My Music to /home/Fedora/Music.
    use '\' ( backslash ) before space.

    smb://office/Lisas\ Documents/My\ Music




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    I have three roommates with Windows computers all on my network. To find all the shares, I run smbtree. That tells me that my roommate Brian's computer is named ONYXBEAST and has a share called 'My Music'. To mount, I run this as root:

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    TheRing mnt # mount -t smbfs "\\\\ONYXBEAST\\My Music" /mnt/smb/
    and it mounts flawlessly.
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    vlc more than ever...

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    Rhythmbox doesn't handle mp3 or wma out of the box, so it won't import anything, try installing gstreamer-ffmpeg.
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