View Full Version : FC5 Wont play MP3CD
24th February 2007, 06:41 PM
My CD player will play regular audio CD, but not CD w/MP3 format.
My Winders 98SE will play it, but wont save in an audio format.
How do I get it to do so?
Someone sent me their songs to learn on a CD. They are MP3. The sender is technically inept musician, so the ball is in my court.
I want to play on my FC5 machine, convert to audio format, and burn a new CD that will play on a boom box.
It is too complicated to use a mouse to go back over a complicated pasage, or foreward to a new track while I am playing an instrument. It is much easier to do so w/a boom box.
24th February 2007, 07:53 PM
K3b can convert those for you into Audio. Be sure and install the k3b-mp3 to enable it.
25th February 2007, 01:28 AM
For future reference, before I do that, how do I play aMP3 CD on the system?
25th February 2007, 01:37 AM
Ah, have you checked FedoraFAQ (that link on top of the Forum?) That should get you started. And, if that isn't all you want you can certainly check out these links:
25th February 2007, 02:21 AM
No I have not. Most of the time the faq is of no help whatsoever.
I just checked the faq. Saw item #13 How do I play *MP3s* in Fedora? <http://www.fedorafaq.org/#mp3, which should be titled How to Install MP3 Player. I already have Totem, Rhythmbox, and K3b. They won't play the MP3 CD either.
Helix Player displayed a message that it can't play the MP3 CD and says to download RealPlayer. I just saw that there is a conflict between totem and real player.
This why I usually don't look at the faq.
The faq states: If you have a question which is not answered here: Ask it at FedoraForum.org. Thats why I came to the forum in the first place.
I just came across this nugget at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Multimedia whic states:
Fedora cannot include support for MP3 or DVD video playback or recording. The MP3 formats are patented, and the patent holders have not provided the necessary licenses. DVD video formats are patented and equipped with an encryption scheme. The patent holders have not provided the necessary licenses, and the code needed to decrypt CSS-encrypted discs may violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a copyright law of the United States. Fedora also excludes other multimedia software due to patent, copyright or license restrictions, including Adobe's Flash Player and and Real Media's Real Player. For more on this subject, please refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ForbiddenItems.
25th February 2007, 02:40 AM
Bogward, yes that's the core philosophy of Fedora which is why those 3rd. party repositories exist, such as livna and the rpmforge group. Got to tell you that I'm using FC6 and can handle mp3's and all the rest after following the instructions on the FAQ and those other sites. Perhaps you haven't followed all the instructions correctly ?
Hey, if FAQ isn't for you, then by all means check out any of the other tutorials. The only thing to watch out for is which 3rd. party repository is being used since Livna and the RPMForge group don't always have the same versions on software and update problems can exist. Individual downloads are probably okay but don't leave conflicting repositories enabled when updating.
25th February 2007, 02:58 AM
BTW, just rechecked the thread and noticed you're running FC-5. Those links are generally FC-6 although each site contains FC-5 versions.
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