Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73114
Fails to load mp3 file. Pressing play opens file dialog.
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:30:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
xmms xmms-1.2.7-12.p refuses to load an mp3 file for playback. When you think
you have selected a file, pressing play opens the file dialog again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Load redhat null from ISOs in a workstation configuration
2.Update everthing from RHN using up2date as of 9/29/2002
3.Start xmms, refuses to load file.
Actual Results: Refuses to accept files selected via the dialog box. Double
clicking on a mp3 file in Nautilus doesn't work either.
Expected Results: Track title should apprear in xmms window.
Reverted to xmms from null ISO (1.2.7-10). This one works. I can play MP3 files
under Gnome from a fully updated Null installation, but only with the slightly
Intentional, mp3 support has been removed due to patent issues and conflicts
between patent licenses and the licenses of the decoder code.
If this is intentional, any chance we can have a notification rather than just
More about MP3 licensing can be found at the following site :
*** Bug 73265 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
According to www.xmms.org, the Thomson Multimedia license has *not* changed. Do
you still think it's a problem?
I see that you are still supplying the mpg123 package. Will that package be
removed as well?