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IHeart SymLinks
28th September 2014, 06:24 AM
It doesn't work in Fedora 20 :(

Finalzone
28th September 2014, 06:01 PM
XMMS is really old (last build dated from November 2007) and discontinued a long time ago. You should switch to alternative like Audacious.

IHeart SymLinks
28th September 2014, 09:23 PM
Is Audacious similar to it in design?

For me the main benefit of it was it would play MP3 by itself, but that was on Ubuntu years ago, don't even knew if it played WMA too or just MP3, and they eventually removed it, probably for the same reason RedHat removed MP3 from the version in the Fedora Repos.

I installed xmms-mp3 and got it playing MP3 again, but yum install xmms-wma didn't work.

Things must have changed because in your post at http://www.forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=16914&postcount=6 your said installing WMA would install it for every player, but that it not the case. I already have Clementine/Totem working with both MP3 and WMA.

Going back to the main benefit, which was MP3 by default, Fedora has it removed and it was easier to install it for other players, the benefit of that is removed.

I also liked it because it looked like WinAmp, but I don't think my WinAmp skins would work and it doesn't have a media library?

Seems XMMS2 might.

And the old thread was in the Fedora 20 section even though it was talking about an older version.

I didn't want to just make a new thread and be accused of posting without researching so I found that thread.

sonoran
29th September 2014, 01:18 AM
Audacious has a display mode called "Winamp Classic Interface" that can use old winamp skins.
It's in File/Settings/Appearance.

Finalzone
29th September 2014, 03:15 AM
Things must have changed because in your post at http://www.forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=16914&postcount=6 your said installing WMA would install it for every player, but that it not the case. I already have Clementine/Totem working with both MP3 and WMA.
Yes, at that time the method was a better solution with that version. It was the time MPlayer and Xine ruled and GStreamer was immature.


Going back to the main benefit, which was MP3 by default, Fedora has it removed and it was easier to install it for other players, the benefit of that is removed.
Understand that Fedora as a project chooses to not include patented codec like mp3 for both principle and legal reasons. Being sponsored by Red Hat means abiding to the US patent laws.



And the old thread was in the Fedora 20 section even though it was talking about an older version.
I didn't want to just make a new thread and be accused of posting without researching so I found that thread.
I understand. In this case, the post and suggestion was really old as seen by the date so you can start a new thread.

dobbi
29th September 2014, 01:44 PM
If you really, really want xmms. have you tried xmms-mplayer?


# yum list *xmms* -x *i686,*debuginfo*,*devel*
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0 packages excluded due to repository protections
Available Packages
bluecurve-xmms-skin.noarch 1.0.0-9.fc20 fedora
collectd-xmms.x86_64 5.4.1-3.fc20 updates
gkrellxmms2.x86_64 0.7.1-6.fc20 fedora
gxmms2.x86_64 0.7.1-6.fc20 fedora
logjam-xmms.x86_64 1:4.6.2-7.fc20 fedora
nyxmms2.x86_64 0.8-13.fc20 fedora
purple-plugin_pack-pidgin-xmms.x86_64 2.6.3-7.fc20 fedora
xmms.x86_64 1:1.2.11-20.20071117cvs.fc20 updates
xmms-acme.x86_64 0.4.3-16 fedora
xmms-adplug.x86_64 1.2-15.fc20 fedora
xmms-arts.x86_64 0.7.1-14 fedora
xmms-crossfade.x86_64 0.3.14-8.fc20 fedora
xmms-faad2.x86_64 1:2.7-5.fc20 rpmfusion-free-updates
xmms-flac.x86_64 1.2.1-6.fc20 fedora
xmms-libs.x86_64 1:1.2.11-20.20071117cvs.fc20 updates
xmms-lirc.x86_64 1.4-19 fedora
xmms-mp3.x86_64 1.2.11-5.20071117cvs.fc19 rpmfusion-free
xmms-mplayer.x86_64 0.5-5.fc20 rpmfusion-free
xmms-musepack.x86_64 1.2-13.fc20 fedora
xmms-normalize.x86_64 0.7.7-9.fc20 rpmfusion-free
xmms-pulse.x86_64 0.9.4-13.fc20 fedora
xmms-scrobbler.x86_64 0.4.0-13.fc20 fedora
xmms-skins.noarch 1:1.2.10-27 fedora
xmms-speex.x86_64 0.9.1-20 fedora
xmms-uade.x86_64 2.13-4.fc19 rpmfusion-nonfree
xmms2.x86_64 0.8-13.fc20 fedora
xmms2-avcodec.x86_64 0.8-11.fc20 rpmfusion-free
xmms2-docs.x86_64 0.8-13.fc20 fedora
xmms2-faad.x86_64 0.8-11.fc20 rpmfusion-free
xmms2-freeworld.x86_64 0.8-11.fc20 rpmfusion-free
xmms2-mac.x86_64 0.8-4.fc19 rpmfusion-nonfree
xmms2-mad.x86_64 0.8-11.fc20 rpmfusion-free
xmms2-mms.x86_64 0.8-11.fc20 rpmfusion-free
xmms2-mp4.x86_64 0.8-11.fc20 rpmfusion-free
xmms2-nonfree.x86_64 0.8-4.fc19 rpmfusion-nonfree
xmms2-perl.x86_64 0.8-13.fc20 fedora
xmms2-python.x86_64 0.8-13.fc20 fedora
xmms2-ruby.x86_64 0.8-13.fc20 fedora
xmms2-sid.x86_64 0.8-4.fc19 rpmfusion-nonfree
xmmsctrl.x86_64 1.8-11.fc20 fedora


# yum info xmms-mplayer.x86_64
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0 packages excluded due to repository protections
Available Packages
Name : xmms-mplayer
Arch : x86_64
Version : 0.5
Release : 5.fc20
Size : 25 k
Repo : rpmfusion-free/20/x86_64
Summary : MPlayer plugin for XMMS
URL : http://xmmsmplayer.sourceforge.net
Licence : GPL+
Description : Xmms-MPlayer is an input plugin for XMMS that allows you to play
: all audio and video files in XMMS. Thus, allowing you to use XMMS
: as a playlist frontend for MPlayer. This project aims at merely
: being a connecting link between XMMS and MPlayer. It does not
: intend to get involved into any processing of video files, all
: that is left to MPlayer.