[CentOS] Safe to use gstreamer repository for RH or Fedora?

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Wed Sep 21 15:44:54 UTC 2005

On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 12:38:31AM +0900, Dave Gutteridge enlightened us:
> > It may be that mp3 support was ripped out by upstream to avoid legal issues,
> > but that may be resolved by a few packages available from dag such as
> > gstreamer-ffmpeg.
> Hmmm... I'm not sure what to make of this result. I installed the file
> from Dag that you suggested, and now Rhythmbox recognizes MP3 files,
> whereas before it wouldn't even load them.
> But when I press play, it graphically shows the file playing (the timer
> counter moves along), but no sound comes out of my speakers.
> I double checked and XMMS no longer plays MP3s either.
> So, did the gstreamer-ffmpeg possibly do this, or might this have
> something to do with my recent fix to FireFox to get it playing sound?

Probably the latter. What the .asoundrc file did was configure the ALSA
sound system for your user. You might try changing the output plugin on xmms
to ALSA and see if it starts playing again. Same would go from Rhythmbox.


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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