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New Fedora User
28th November 2006, 05:50 AM
I've been looking around online for a good media player software for FC6. I had an excellent version of RealPlayer on my Windows laptop that let me categorize my audio files. I found one that looks interesting called Amarok, but I don't see a version available for FC6.

I'd also like to know if there are any online music stores for Linux similar to iTunes.

b_martinez
28th November 2006, 06:21 AM
I've been looking around online for a good media player software for FC6. I had an excellent version of RealPlayer on my Windows laptop that let me categorize my audio files. I found one that looks interesting called Amarok, but I don't see a version available for FC6.

Go here
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/1720
and read the page. Install the "http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm"and then , in a terminal, do the following, pressing enter after each line

su -
(enter your root password)
yum -y install yumex
exit
exit

Then under "Applications" go to "System" and find yumex. Open it and look for Amarok. You will need your root password to run yumex.


QUOTE=New Fedora User]I'd also like to know if there are any online music stores for Linux similar to iTunes.[/QUOTE]

This I do not know.

u-noneinc-s
28th November 2006, 06:26 AM
Amarok "was" available for FC3 4 and 5. Did it go away on 6? Personlly I like xmms, but it doesn't have the best playlist. I have to add music one dir at a time. I had another with a friendly playlist but i had trouble setting it up with some weird conflict (and I dont recall media player it was but it's a popular one). Mplayer is a good one (but I never looked into a playlist).

Ahh, Rythmbox. I just pointed it to my USB HD music folder and it's importing all tracks form all dirs. Maybe I'll give it a try myself.

nick.stumpos
28th November 2006, 06:41 AM
amarock is in extras http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/extras/6/i386/amarok-1.4.4-1.fc6.i386.rpm
yum install amarok

New Fedora User
28th November 2006, 07:07 AM
Thanks a lot. I'll have to keep looking for a music store, I guess. Then again, there are plenty of places to buy music online without having a software.

u-noneinc-s
28th November 2006, 07:14 AM
Are you looking for software for legally DLing music from the internet or are you looking for a media player to play your music on?
I was under the impression you were looking for a player.

New Fedora User
28th November 2006, 07:18 AM
I'm looking for both. I have Amarok installed now. I loved having iTunes to buy music from on Windows, but it isn't available on Linux. Neither is Napster or Rhapsody.

nick.stumpos
28th November 2006, 07:22 AM
i dont use it, but when i go to rhapsodys site, they seem to ofer a linux version

New Fedora User
28th November 2006, 07:31 AM
http://www.rhapsody.com/-software

System Requirements:

Windows XP or 2000
Not available for Mac or Linux


Like I said, there are plenty of places online I can buy music without software, so it doesn't really matter. I was just wondering if anybody else might have known about something.

nick.stumpos
28th November 2006, 07:33 AM
http://www.real.com/rhapsody/linux/sysreq?pageid=unagi.8901863&pageregion=links_list&src=rcom_menu_unlimited%2Crotw.shop_plans_ru%2Crha psody_up_linux%2Crhapsody_linux&pcode=srchrv&opage=rhapsody_linux&rsrc=gg_rtg_bym_14&ocode=search&cpath=ppcse

New Fedora User
28th November 2006, 07:33 AM
Then again, maybe I was wrong. http://www.real.com/rhapsody/ Maybe there is an alternative after all.

New Fedora User
28th November 2006, 07:35 AM
Thank you all for your help. I really appreciate it.

u-noneinc-s
28th November 2006, 07:38 AM
I don't know of any either, but I have searched alot of my favorite music and found free releases from the bands official websites. Not lots and lots of music. but Lovin Spoonful had all their hits free (low res), Quicksilver Messenger Service had a couple of great free tracks from their last, Julian Lennon put a couple out on his website, so I make it a point to cruise them from time to time and sometimes I get lucky. I think I've found some Deep Purple too. There's mor, but I can't recall off hand.