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i am able to play my mp3 files through xmms, but have many wmas so i had a look for a plugin. i came acroos another forum with the following ...
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    Red face xmms!!!


    i am able to play my mp3 files through xmms, but have many wmas so i had a look for a plugin. i came acroos another forum with the following informathing posted...

    "I had this same question. I have a ton of wma files, and I want to play them with XMMS. Here is what I did to get it to work on Ubuntu.

    apt-get install xmms (to get xmms)
    apt-get install xmms-dev (needed for xmms-config app)

    Once I had that I grabbed this file: http://mcmcc.bat.ru/xmms-wma/xmms-wma-1.0.4.tar.bz2

    This is the source for the xmms-wma plugin. I then extracted it and ran make install.
    After that I started up xmms and it magically plays WMA files now."

    this looked simple so tryed it i copied "apt-get install xmms-dev" into the terminal and got the following...

    \apt-get install xmms-dev
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

    do i need to be loged in as root? and if so how do i do it as ubuntu never gave me an option to setup root and root password. please help very frustrated.

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    sudo apt-get install xmms-dev then enter your own password. Discussed many times elsewhere how ubuntu deals with root.
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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    "I then extracted it and ran make install"
    sorry i'm quite new to this...
    i right clicked the downloaded file and clicked "extract here" is that right?
    and now how do i "run make install"?

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    Extract it where you like - I use my home directory for convenience - open terminal, cd into the folder you just created and do sudo make install . Hopefully lots of text scroll past and it exits with no errors.
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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    I'm doing something wrong
    in terminal:

    family@upstairs:~$ sudo make install xmms-wma-1.0.4.1
    make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
    family@upstairs:~$

    what do you mean by "cd into the folder"?
    sorry if this is frustrating for you; but i do appreciate it.

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    Ok cd (change directory) into the folder xmms-wma-1.0.4.1 ie cd xmms-wma-1.0.4.1 then do ls to check youre in right folder and you should see list of files including "install". Now do sudo make install
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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