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xmms keeps giving me some flakk

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#1 Dox


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Posted 28 September 2003 - 01:34 AM

i downloaded and installed the plugin to play mp3 files and it works for the most part, but every now and again xmms pops up a warning box asking me if i have the correct output selected, or if i have my sound card configured, or if i have xmms setup correctly. yet i press 'ok' and then try to play the file again and it works. should i try grabbing another plugin, reinstalling the one i have, removing xmms totally and starting from scratch?

#2 bland_inquisitor


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Posted 28 September 2003 - 01:56 AM

this is a problem i had for a long time.. instead of reinstalling xmms, i decided to wait a week until i rebuilt my box. ;) so anyway, the first of the problems was that i had a bad RPM patch. Go here and download the patch you need It'll be the very top one... the first one on the page

second. dont install the plugin by double-clikking on it. open a terminal and su-

then go to the dir that you downloaded the patch into... if you're using gnome and downloaded it to the desktop, itll be:



once you're in the dir with the file, type:

rpm -Uvh patch's-name

you should be fine with that...

if not, click the little square in the upper right hand corner and go to options -> preferences

then go to the "plugins" directory and make sure that the output plugin is set to the device it needs to be.
I personally use OSS because its small, and it works without giving me any shit about it. You can use Alsa, if you want the 2.6 kernel i guess you better get used to it. Redhat, being the bomb-r0x0r distro that it is, should have loaded OSS for you at install. If you clicked the "play test sound" after install and you heard the ii-V-I progression guitar thingie then you should be set. you can also look at your sound card config by going REDHAT --> system settings --> sound card detection and see whats happening there.

let us know what happens with it.

#3 Dox


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Posted 28 September 2003 - 12:39 PM

i grabbed that plugin you suggested, and i switched to the oss output plugin.

so far i've tried a few different mp3s that used to popup the error and they are all playing smoothly. thanks a bunch :-D

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