Saturday, May 13, 2006

Alternative to xmms for playing mp3 in linux

Xmms newer versions doesn't support mp3 files because of licensing issues, i read something about Zinf and give it a try, and it works great playing mp3, i'm using Centos 4 i just needed to install the libid3 package (id3lib-3.8.3-7.2.el4.rf.i386.rpm) and it was up and running:


[root@localhost ~]# rpm -Uvh zinf-2.2.5-1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libid3-3.8.so.3 is needed by zinf-2.2.5-1.i386

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -Uvh zinf-2.2.5-1.i386.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:zinf ########################################### [100%]




You can get zinf from : http://www.zinf.org/download.php

Update:

After using zinf for a while a realized that it crash a lot, i'm back to xmms its a lot more stable, just downloading the xmms-mp3 package it can play mp3s.

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