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.
sudo apt-get install xmms-dev then enter your own password. Discussed many times elsewhere how ubuntu deals with root.
"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"?
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.
I'm doing something wrong :confused:
family@upstairs:~$ sudo make install xmms-wma-18.104.22.168
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
what do you mean by "cd into the folder"?
sorry if this is frustrating for you; but i do appreciate it.
Ok cd (change directory) into the folder xmms-wma-22.214.171.124 ie cd xmms-wma-126.96.36.199 then do ls to check youre in right folder and you should see list of files including "install". Now do sudo make install