[lug] ripping mp3s with grip and rh8 xmms

Anders Knudsen anders at theknudsens.net
Fri Nov 1 20:41:57 MST 2002

I installed xmms-mpg123-1.2.7-13 and have no problem playing any mp3s.
On a side note, if you're going lossy, use ogg instead...it's better
than that fraunhaufer crap. :D


On Fri, 2002-11-01 at 18:57, Neal Cassady wrote:
> I have several mp3s which i cant play with xmms under rh8. redhat, in
> view of proprietary feature of mp3, RH has disabled xmms from playing
> it. Though thereś a work around for this as said in RH web page but
> the link in xmms seems to be dead, (is it busy or was it forcebly downed). 
> However i find its quite amusing that i can only play mp3s that i ripped
> on my own using a free software for linux like grip
> <http://www.nostatic.org/grip>.
> What I do not know and would like to try if ill burn a copy of the
> ripped mp3s via grip, will xmms on my other RH8 box will be able to play
> it. If it wont play, I think RH has succeeded in doing something which
> Bill Gates want to do to please record labels corporate di**heads!
> neal;0)

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