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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: HOWTO: Install XMMS2 Reply with quote

Things to emerge first:

scons
sqlite
libmad
python(should have this already ;])
glib(probably already have this as well)

Optional but recommended emerges:

curl
ruby
pyrex
sidplay
libvorbis

now grab the latest xmms2 snapshot from http://git.xmms.se/snapshots/

tar -xfzv xmms2-snapshot-*.tar.gz

cd to the dir and run scons

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run scons to compile, or scons PREFIX=/some/custom/path

scons install

DONE!

to start the daemon simply type xmms2d or xmms2d -d to launch it to the background
you can then type xmms2 and it will list available commands

To get you started just type xmms2 add /path/to/music/* and it will add all songs in that directory then simply type xmms2 play :wink: you can now leave X close the window whatever just like mpd and have music still playing =)

Enjoy

BTW here is a list of available clients atm
http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/XMMS2_Clients

Perhaps some gentooers would like to write some :D There is a howto for writing clients on the wiki

Also thanks goes to oddfox for pointing the amd64 part out

BTW here is screenshot of what the default cli client looks like:
http://screenshots.haque.net/screenshots/view/27149/screenshot-27149.jpg

xmms2 irc channel irc.freenode.net #xmms2


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Finally got down to trying it out.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone knowledgable with ncurses want to make a client? :D
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Cool thread... I might give it a try this weekend as it sounds like a very appealing music player to me.

I had some problems with sound in xmms (it was some problem with the alsa plugin and hyperthreading which led to nasty distortion at random times). If I run into the same problem with xmms2, I'll let you know.

Best,

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finally got euphoria install

screenshot here http://screenshots.haque.net/screenshots/view/27196/screenshot-27196.png
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there anything that makes xmms2 better than mpd? Except euphoria ;)
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pussi wrote:
Is there anything that makes xmms2 better than mpd? Except euphoria ;)


well there is a comparison chart here

http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/XMMS2_vs_MPD

just keep in mind xmms2 is still under heavy development though its quite functional. Also I like the fact there is no messing with config files just run the daemon after the install and add the music via xmms2 add from the cli...less hassle then mpd
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok,
sound quality is ....fantastic and Im only playing an ogg,wow, cd quality must rule, I actually think its noticably better sound quality.
anyway, Ill try a ui now.
thanks to all involved. :)
ill try to cntribute as soon as get a chance
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you want to try euphoria you'll need to grab todays sources using bitkeeper since the ecore bug was fixed today or you could just wait till tommorow and grab a snapshot to install euphoria you will need ruby-eet, ruby-efl, redact, rake, as well as the regular e17 libs efl
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woops btw for those files I mentioned you can grab them here http://code-monkey.de/projects/ruby-efl.html just emerge subversion and follow the instructions on how to get them
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aah, this is realy nice. i will try to make a client most for fun. but who knows, it might even turn out good :D
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is this not in portage?
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamagurka wrote:
Why is this not in portage?


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe because it's not released yet? Dunno... just a guess :P
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pithlit wrote:
Maybe because it's not released yet? Dunno... just a guess :P

If you can install it, Gentoo should have it in portage. That's what a cutting edge distro is for.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo is not for broken stuff... many things don't work with xmms2. And there are other reasons why this _shouldn't_ be in portage. Read this for a little more info.

Bottom-line: poorly functioning, completely unsupported and possibly dangerous software shouldn't be included in the main portage tree. If you wanna play you got bugzilla and breakmygentoo.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

developer release 1 is now OUT!
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamagurka wrote:

If you can install it, Gentoo should have it in portage. That's what a cutting edge distro is for.


Portage cannot possibly contain everything that can be installed in linux. Even if we only looked at programs/features that are released under the GPL it still isn't possible to do.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well dr1 should find its way in portage, its aim is for developers and those wanting to make frontends for it :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the n00b question, but it installs correctly (apparently), but when I try to launch xmms2 to test it, I get:

Code:
xmms2: error while loading shared libraries: libxmmsclient.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


The file is located in /usr/local/lib/ and seems to be fine. Any help would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Says the same.
Code:
ldconfig
fixes this :-D
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's works !
Ca marche !
En plus le mp3 contenu dans l'archive est sympa.
Merci || Thanks Ku8aZ :lol:

PS for plbe : it's "radd" and not "add" to add a directory to the playlist
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

I know I promised to try and install xmms2 in an earlier thread, but I haven't gotten around to it and, the more I look at my current situation (pending move overseas, busy work schedule, etc.), the less likely it appears that I will get on with installing it.

So, here's a request for those who are testing out and developing xmms2. There is a major bug in xmms that needs to be fixed. It effects anybody who uses the alsa plugin, dmix, and has hyperthreading support enabled in the 2.6 kernel series. What happens is that, after listening to music for a bit, the sound will degrade. The problem can be overcome by using the crossfade plugin and never appears in any other music playing application save, for obvious reasons, beep-media-player. I have posted about this problem in the gentoo forums and xmms bugtracker. I'm using an onboard AC'97 sound card (intel8x0).

If anybody out there could test xmms2 to see whether sound fouls up when hyperthreading, dmix, and alsa are used, it will likely relieve a ton of frustration on the part of a lot of folks. It took over a year for me to come across the work around (using crossfade).

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex,

I've been using xmms2 for about 3 weeks now, on and off (just the CLI interface with my ogg collection playing on random), and I don't believe I've had this issue. I'm using a 2.6 kernel with hyperthreading support compiled in and I'm using alsa. Of course, it is a laptop, so perhaps the performance degredation isn't noticeable because the sound is so bad on my speakers anyway? Given that it's a complete re-write sharing very little -- if any -- of the xmms code and that it is also being developed and maintained not by the original xmms author, my guess is the issue shouldn't have carried over; however, could you describe how long it takes for this degredation to set in and how severe it gets, just so i can be sure and take extra notice next time I use xmms2 on my desktop (with good sound system)?
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nevermind, I found the thread... I'll play with things and give a report about whether this is fixed or not when I get back home (3 or 4 days from now)
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