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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log on to Null as a user who had previously used xmms under Red Hat 7.3 but
2. Load xmms
3. Attempt to play an MP3
Actual Results: Failed to load file
Expected Results: File loads and starts playing
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.
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.