XMMS in Intrepid: All you need in a .zip file

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All you need to be able get XMMS up and running in Intrepid (or Hardy), incl. FLAC, WMA, mp4, can be found in this zipped file.

UPDATE: THE LIBFAAD/M4A/MP4/AAC DIDN’T COMPILE (SOURCE IN THE ZIP) AND I COULDN’T SOLVE THE ISSUE, BUT THEN – AHA!! – I FOUND A .DEB HERE AND IT WORKS IN INTREPID:


If you need information about how to use it, look here, here, and here. So now I have XMMS running in Intrepid with all needed plugins – wouldn’t it just be nice if the olden golden player came back into the repos?

15 thoughts on “XMMS in Intrepid: All you need in a .zip file

    xmms user said:
    Monday, November 3, 2008 at 08:14 (384)

    Thank you so much !

    colono responded:
    Monday, November 3, 2008 at 11:32 (522)

    You are most welcome! With the xmms-mp4 .deb linked to in the main text above all should be sorted!

    colono responded:
    Friday, November 14, 2008 at 00:13 (050)

    Check this post:
    https://colonos.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/the-xmms-in-gnulinux-manifesto-v01/

    (Complete, I think, Ubuntu specific information on how to best get XMMS up and running at the end.)

    The XMMS in GNU/Linux Manifesto v.0.1 « colonos said:
    Monday, November 17, 2008 at 10:42 (487)

    […] posted about it three times (1,2,3) when installing Intrepid and there have been close to two thousand hits by now, including hundreds […]

    colono responded:
    Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 10:23 (474)

    All you need to know about XMMS in Ubuntu is collected at the end of the his post in a simple to understand way:

    https://colonos.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/the-xmms-in-gnulinux-manifesto-v01/

    guisheca said:
    Friday, November 28, 2008 at 20:52 (911)

    Why in zip??

    colono responded:
    Friday, November 28, 2008 at 22:19 (971)

    An easy way to collect it all – it was mainly for myself to have it uploaded and accessible – and perhaps it was useful for someone else; and it seems to be, many people download it..

    SoftEgg said:
    Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 20:43 (905)

    all that installing stuff worked fine but now I can’ t run xmms. it shuts down right after starting it. (it appears for less than a second in the taskbar) xP

    colono responded:
    Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 22:09 (964)

    Run it from command line and check the output, for instance:

    ALt + F2, then type “gnome-terminal” (in in Ubuntu) and then type:

    xmms and see what it returns.

    Check the plugins.

    Uninstall xmms and reinstall it – might also work

    SoftEgg said:
    Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 22:37 (984)

    k just tried to remove xmms and it said it’s not installed … well, that’s weird oO

    colono responded:
    Friday, January 2, 2009 at 00:41 (070)

    Did you not use “checkinstall” to build a .deb that you installed with dpkg -i ??

    SoftEgg said:
    Friday, January 2, 2009 at 02:12 (133)

    well, apparently not. actually I do not know how …

    colono responded:
    Friday, January 2, 2009 at 10:58 (499)

    In that case it sounds like you have /not/ followed the instructions provided, making it very difficult to know what your problem is and also, therefore, rather difficult to help you any further. If you follow the instructions you will end up with a (binary) xmms .deb that you can install and uninstall as you like.

    When doing things with and on your system that you don’t fully understand and you are following instructions provided by someone else, then you should either follow them exactly or not at all. Don’t do something without knowing what you are doing – unless you really very carefully follow the instructions and learn from them!

    SoftEgg said:
    Friday, January 2, 2009 at 12:09 (548)

    I used the howto under the 3rd ‘here’ and followed it exactly like it was described there (except the step where you should download the tar.gz because it didn’t work – I took the file from that zip)

    Moorthy said:
    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 13:59 (624)

    Thanks!

    I just downloaded this deb package available from this page
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/i386/xmms

    and ran “sudo dpkg -i xmms_1.2.10+20070601-1build2_i386.deb”

    and that’s it!

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