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Re: xmms and Redhat 8.0

freshrpms.net is your friend, all sorts of useful multimedia stuff
can be found there for redhat 8.0 boxes...


(Try http://valhalla.freshrpms.net/ for rh7.3).

On Tue Feb 04 2003 at 16:07, "M. Fioretti" wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 04, 2003 09:39:34 at 09:39:34AM -0500, Diego, Emil
> (ediego exchange sba miami edu) wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > 	I have run into a little problem with redhat 8.0 and xmms.  I had my
> > machine running redhat 7.3 and xmms.  My sound card worked fineand I was
> > able to play mp3's without any problem.
> >
> Red Hat 8.0 does not support mp3, for valid, patent related reasons.
> Just check the release notes, or the official statement (can't find
> the URL right now) on Red Hat's web site. The right thing to do, as
> far as fighting closed formats is concerned, would be to convert all
> mp3 files to ogg format and never go back.
> If for any reason you can't or don't want to do it, the purely
> technical patch (i.e. keeping the mp3 files and hiding the
> problem) would be to go to freshrpms.net, and install all the mp3
> related RPMs available on that site.
> 	Ciao,
> 		Marco Fioretti


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