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Re: Media player doesn't play



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On Monday 10 March 2003 10:37 pm, Jonathan M. Slivko wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-03-10 at 22:30, John P. Conlon wrote:

> > T. Ribbrock wrote:
> > > On Sun, Mar 09, 2003 at 08:41:34PM -0700, John P. Conlon wrote:
> > > > Hate to say this but I did all of that before I hollered for
> > > > help.  Any other suggestions?
> > >
> > > Have you checked whether you're using the right output plugin? The
> > > default is "output to wav", IIRC - which of course needs to be
> > > changed to "OSS" (or something like that).
> > >
> > > Cheerio,
> > >
> > > Thomas
>
> John,
>
> RedHat, for legal reasons, will not allow you to play MP3's, however,
> there is a patch available at http://www.xmms.org that should fix
> everything right up.
>
> -- Jonathan

Or stated more clearly, Red Hat can't provide MP3 support in the 
distribution due to licensing concerns. They allow you to do anything you 
like, such as using the solution above so that you can play MP3s.

Quoting the RELEASE-NOTES:
o Due to patent licensing, and conflicts between such patent licenses
   and the licenses of application source code, MPEG-1/2 audio layer 3
   (mp3) support has been removed from applications in Red Hat Linux such
   as XMMS and noatun. Red Hat suggests the use of Ogg Vorbis(TM), an
   open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free compressed audio
   format.

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