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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to install Multimedia Player (XMMS)?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to add extra repositories?
  3. Read How to install Multimedia Codecs?
  4. sudo apt-get install xmms
    wget -c http://frankandjacq.com/ubuntuguide/xmms-wma_1.0.4-2_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i xmms-wma_1.0.4-2_i386.deb
  5. Associate XMMS to play MP3/M3U/WAV files
    sudo cp /usr/share/applications/defaults.list /usr/share/applications/defaults.list_backup
    sudo cp /usr/share/applications/defaults.list /tmp/defaults.list_tmp
    sudo sed -e 's/audio\/mpeg=.*/audio\/mpeg=XMMS.desktop/g' /tmp/defaults.list_tmp > /tmp/defaults.mp3
    sudo sed -e 's/audio\/x-mpegurl=.*/audio\/x-mpegurl=XMMS.desktop/g' /tmp/defaults.mp3 > /tmp/defaults.m3u
    sudo sed -e 's/audio\/x-wav=.*/audio\/x-wav=XMMS.desktop/g' /tmp/defaults.m3u > /tmp/defaults.list
    sudo mv /tmp/defaults.list /usr/share/applications/defaults.list
    sudo rm -f /tmp/defaults.*
  6. Read How to refresh GNOME panel?
  7. Read How to refresh GNOME desktop?
  8. Applications -> Sound & Video -> XMMS
The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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