Bug 74154 - xmms fails to load files after upgrade from RH 7.3 version
Summary: xmms fails to load files after upgrade from RH 7.3 version
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Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: xmms (Show other bugs)
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Version: null
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2002-09-17 00:54 UTC by James Turner
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-29 01:33:24 UTC
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Description James Turner 2002-09-17 00:54:58 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: 
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux) 
Description of problem: 
Click the eject button and choose a file (MP3). The track name doesn't appear 
in the playlist, and it doesn't play. 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
How reproducible: 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1. Log on to Null as a user who had previously used xmms under Red Hat 7.3 but 
not since. 
2. Load xmms 
3. Attempt to play an MP3 
Actual Results:  Failed to load file 
Expected Results:  File loads and starts playing 
Additional info: 
This occurs with xmms-1.2.7-10, which looks like it still includes an MP3 
codec. I have not investigated applicability to other filetypes. Normal 
functionality can be restored by deleting the .xmms directory from the user's 
home folder, which might suggest some sort of incompatible change in one of 
the file formats used within it.

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-09-29 01:33:18 UTC
MP3 decoders have been removed from Red Hat Linux due to patent
issues.  The GPL license explicitly states that if any software
patents apply to code which is GPL licensed, and the owner of
the patent has not given royalty free unlimited redistribution
rights for GPL usage, that the GPL license terms can not be met,
and you cannot legally ship the software.

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