View Full Version : Mp3 player with a good library function

12th March 2007, 08:00 PM
I'm kinda new to Linux, and just recently installed FC6, and I want to listen to my mp3 files. I've successfully managed to mount my NTFS-parttition (with about 100 GB's of music), and need a good player to listen to my music. The player needs to have a good library, since I've only got "full CD's" ripped to mp3, like Media Monkey for Windows.


12th March 2007, 08:35 PM
Amarok. Once you go there, you'll never go back.

By the way, I recommend moving your mp3's to either the Linux file system or to a fat32 file system. That way, Amarok (or any other media manager) can write the tags to the mp3s. NTFS is read-only on linux.

12th March 2007, 08:42 PM
Thanx. But I have no more diskspace to move all my mp3's to a Linux-partition at the moment. I'll might buy a coulpe of sata-disks soon, and they will probably be used for FC. Fat32 haven't beed used since Win98....

But I just found out that the Rythmbox-player was kinda already in there....just needed a plugin. So now I'm relaxing myself with some Dimmu Borgir :)

But the Amarok.....read somewhere that it was for KDE (I'm using Gnome), and for gnome-users, it required KDE-lib or something....what does that mean?


12th March 2007, 08:46 PM
Fat32 is still around. Just because Microsoft doesn't use it anymore is irrelevant.

Some apps are made specifically for one desktop or the other, but the will still run on any desktop. In the command line as root, just do:

yum install amarok

It will install everything you need, including dependencies, and will run under gnome.

12th March 2007, 08:51 PM
Try xmms - looks like winump. Also you can try xine (supports also wideo) or mplayer (almost any type of files both video and audio).

12th March 2007, 08:53 PM
NTFS is read-only on linux.

Where have you been? I've been writing to NTFS for quite some time now.


BTW grimfist you also need amarok-extras-nonfree if you intend to play mp3's. And amarokFS is very nice also, you can launch it by right-clicking the track that's playing.

12th March 2007, 09:43 PM
How stable is that ntfs-3g?

13th March 2007, 12:40 AM
They claim that it's 100%. And it has been for me, actually outperforms the native driver IMHO. YMMV.

Al Pacino
13th March 2007, 03:08 AM
I'm sorry coz i post here but i've got one problem with music on the ntfs partition. On one hdd i have fedora core 6. I tried to connect one more hdd(ntfs) on the same ide cable and i set up hdd with fedora like master. I've installed ntfs-3g and nothing happened...I cannot see the other partition with the music.

How can I fix that?

P.S. I installed xmms player and lot of skins. It's very cool. Gretz to all.

13th March 2007, 04:22 AM
Go to System>Administration>Security Level and Firewall then click on the SELinux tab and set it to permissive in the drop down menu. Selinux interferes with ntfs-3g at boot time.

Then open a terminal and do:

su - <--with the dash
gedit /etc/fstab <-- file systems table

add a line like the following, you might have to adjust the partition to match your partition or the name of the directory if you change it:

/dev/hdd1 /NTFS-Music ntfs-3g rw,defaults,umask=0000 0 0

then save and close gedit and make the mount point then mount the drive:

mkdir /NTFS-Music
mount -a <-- mounts everything in fstab

Next time you reboot it should be mounted for you automatically.

You can link it to your home folder if you like, just open another terminal and do:

ln -s /NTFS-Music My\ Music

Al Pacino
13th March 2007, 07:58 AM
I've done everything you said but nothing happens whan i reboot it. On the boot screen says something like: /dev/hdd1 FAILED.

Why i cant delete that folder now?

Sorry, I'm an ordinary n00b for FC6 but I try to learn it...:(

13th March 2007, 09:53 AM
After reboot try in terminal: mount /dev/hdd1 /mnt
then look in the /mnt directory
If this works, than the problem is in your /etc/fstab file, check it once more perhaps there's a mistake

13th March 2007, 03:44 PM
You can't delete the folder because you don't have permission, so you need to be root to delete it. Here's four ways using a terminal:

You can change the permissions on the folder:

su -
chmod -R 777 /NTFS <-- which gives everyone full access to the folder and everything in it.


su -
chown -R <your user name> /NTFS <-- which makes you the owner of the folder and everything in it.

You can just delete it as root:

su -
nautilus /

then nautilus should open as root and you can delete the folder graphically or

su -
rm -rf /NTFS

BUT be very careful with rm since you can delete EVERYTHING if you make a simple mistake.

Can you please post the output of the following commands, just copy and paste into this thread:

su - <-- the dash is important
fdisk -l

cat /etc/fstab

Al Pacino
16th March 2007, 02:09 AM
[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 9964 79931407+ 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/hdb: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb2 1276 9189 63569205 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb3 9190 9964 6225187+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdb5 9190 9964 6225156 7 HPFS/NTFS

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/fstab
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd1 /NTFS ntfs-3g rw,defaults,umask=0000 0 0

16th March 2007, 02:12 AM
/dev/hdb2 1276 9189 63569205 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb3 9190 9964 6225187+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdb5 9190 9964 6225156 7 HPFS/NTFS

Which one are you trying to mount? and do you have the right one in fstab?

Al Pacino
16th March 2007, 02:34 AM
Unfortunatelly, I dont know what is this? :(

I have 3 hdd, frst is on windows XP, second is Fedora and third is NTFS hdd used for a music and movies.

When i turning on fedora, i disconnect the hdd with windows XP. (so i have one fedora hdd and one NTFS hdd).

I even dont know what those commands do, but i wanna know...:( damn...

17th March 2007, 02:02 PM
OK Al,
First there is no reason to disconnect the drive containing your XP install.
Most systems have a boot manager at start-up, press escape at post, a menu will come up, simply select the drive you wish to boot.

Since you're not sure which partition contains the desired software try this in console.
You may need to be root.

mount /dev/hdb1 /NTFS -t ntfs -rw

unmount /NTFS

The "hdb1" needs to be replaced with one of the partition paths described by your sys, hdb1,2,3, or 5.
Calling out one path at a time (hdb1). If it does not contain the desired info, unmount then go to the next partition (hdb2).
Once you find the partition you are looking for, if you want be able to access it at boot add this line to your /etc/fstab file.

/dev/hdb1 /NTFS ntfs-3g rw,defaults,umask=0000 0 0

Replacing "hdb1" with the desired partition path.