Xine

Official Website:  http://xine.sf.net/

Notice

Most of the information on this page is quickly becoming obsolete.

Add the Packman 10.2 and Packman 10.3 repositories.

Install the following:

mplayer, mplayer-plugin, xine, w32codecs, fluendo-mp3 and other fluendo's like -mpeg etc.

Accept those and let them all install.

Then install libxine1.

After this, almost EVERYTHING will work in your multimedia players AND Mozilla Firefox.

If everything works, please ignore the rest of this page.

Overview

Several players in linux use the Xine engine and Xine plugins to play music.

Any player that relies on Xine will not be able to play MP3's until you download, build and install the newest version of Xine.

Players that use Xine:

Amarok, XMMS, Audacious, KDE Jukebox, Noatun, Totem, and others.

Some players don't rely on Xine and come with their own built-in ability to play MP3 files.

Players that don't use Xine:

RealPlayer, Helix Banshee, KPlayer, and others.

So, if you want Amarok and the others to work, download and install the newest Xine (above).

Installation

Download:  xine-lib-1.1.7.tar.bz2 (local) / xine/xine-lib-1.1.7.tar.bz2 (remote)

Make sure you install all Xine packages in the YaST Software Manager before doing anything else.

Download the tar.bz2 file (above), then extract it to a new folder.

Browse to the extracted folder and hit F4 for a konsole, then type:

./configure && make && sudo make install

Post Installation

After installation, test your setup:

xine-check

You should pass on most tests, with a few warnings, but no errors.

If everything looks ok, install the Win32 Codecs.