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How to Install XMMS So We Can Play MP3 and WMA on Fedora

How to play music by using XMMS:

1、Quite simple.

[root@localhost ~]# yum install xmms 
[root@localhost ~]# yum install xmms-mp3

2、Or:

[root@localhost softs]# rpm -ivh http://www.xmms.org/files/1.2.x/rpm/rh9.x/xmms-1.2.8-1.i386.rpm

3、Done!

How to let XMMS show Chinese characters correctly:

1、The simplest way is to right click XMMS player, choose Preference -> fonts, and change to Chinese fonts.

2、Show all the GB2312 character sets:

[root@localhost ~]# xlsfonts|grep gb2312
-isas-fangsong ti-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-c-160-gb2312.1980-0
-isas-song ti-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-c-160-gb2312.1980-0
-isas-song ti-medium-r-normal--24-240-72-72-c-240-gb2312.1980-0

3、Modify configuration file of XMMS:

[root@localhost softs]# vi ~/.xmms/config
In config, change following lines:
playlist_font=-*-fixed-medium-r-normal--16-*,*song*-16-*,-adobe-times-medium-r-normal-*-*-140-*-*-p-*-iso10646-1
use_fontsets=TRUE
mainwin_use_xfont=TRUE
mainwin_font=-adobe-times-medium-r-normal-*-*-140-*-*-p-*-iso10646-1

4、Add a short cut (run command xmms) on desktop. Done!

How to play video by using MPlayer:

[root@localhost ~]# yum install mplayer
[root@localhost ~]# yum install mplayer-gui

Reference:

Fast Configure Your FC5 (Good article!)
XMMS Chinese Songs Configuration
XMMS Chinese Playlist Problems

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