Ubuntu - Rythym Box issue

Kim Briggs patiodragon at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 04:31:58 UTC 2008


EDIT: 2008-03-04 23:30 -0500

If anyone should try the method below to install xmms, please include
the "install" option.

">  > My solution is to use XMMS for this task:  sudo apt-get xmms xmms-skins"
SHOULD BE:  sudo apt-get install xmms xmms-skins

Sorry for the typo.
kimbriggs.com

On 3/4/08, Default User <xyzzyx at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
>  On Tue, 2008-03-04 at 10:50 -0500, Kim Briggs wrote:
>  > On 3/3/08, Tom <lau at woh.rr.com> wrote:
>  > > Hello to All:
>  > >
>  > >  I've installed Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy and have tried Rythym box with some
>  > >  disappointing results.  Many of the radio stations that I try to import
>  > >  end up not playing w/ message "proper plug in not installed".  What do
>  > >  I need to do to make R-Box more functional, or, do I need to replace it
>  > >  w/ some other player w/ better plug-ins?
>  > >
>  > >  Thanks for your inputs,
>  > >
>  > >  Tom Lau
>  >
>  > Hi Tom,
>  >
>  > I've been using Ubuntu for over 5 years and have never gotten the
>  > default application Rhythm Box to play streaming .pls files.  This is
>  > AFTER I have confirmed it can play static mp3 files.  It is mind
>  > boggling how this is the default app.
>  >
>  > My solution is to use XMMS for this task:  sudo apt-get xmms xmms-skins
>  >
>  > You can change the program used for .pls in Firefox in
>  > Preferences...Content Tab...File Types section.  The location of XMMS
>  > is /usr/bin/xmms
>  >
>  > HTH,
>  > http://kimbriggs.com
>  >
>
>
>
> FWIW, I also have never been able to get Rhythmbox to play internet
>  radio stations.  So when installing Ubuntu one of the first things I do
>  is uninstall Rhythmbox and install xmms, which plays Internet radio
>  fine, no setup or tinkering needed.
>
>  Perhaps xmms should be the default audio player for Ubuntu, instead of
>  Rhythmbox.
>
>
>
>
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