MP3 and Audio players

Rhythmbox/Gstreamer
Gnome users should have them already installed. If you don’t have it, to install it type:

$ sudo yum install gstreamer rhythmbox
To add mp3 and other audio support type:

$ sudo yum install gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly
Amarok
amarok is a pretty good audio/mp3 player for KDE. Of course you can install it under Gnome or any other Desktop Environment too. To install it type:

$ sudo yum install amarok
Adding mp3 support:

$ sudo yum install amarok-extras-nonfree
Audacious
Audacious is another audio player similar to old winamp 2.x. To install it type:

$ sudo yum install audacious audacious-plugins-nonfree-*
If you want to use your winamp 2.x skin with audacious simply copy winamp’s *.wsz skin to /usr/share/audacious/Skins/

If your tags are in a different encoding than utf8 you can force audacious to use it:

Preferences -> Playlist -> Metadata -> Fallback character encoding -> iso8859-7

If you want to add in queue mp3s when double clicked edit this file:

$ sudo nano /usr/share/applications/fedora-audacious.desktop
And change Exec=audacious to Exec=audacious -e
XMMS
This audio player is no longer used, you could try audacious instead, but if you still want it type:

$ sudo yum install xmms xmms-libs xmms-mp3

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About Tanveer
RIA (Rich Internet Application) Developer with a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the DB manufacturers.

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