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Thread: How do I play internet .wav files?

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    Clay
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    How do I play internet .wav files?

    I recently crossed over from Windows.

    I have Linux RedHat 8.0 on one PC and Lindows OS 2.1 on another. Windows 98 iruns on the thrid PC. :'(

    While using Windows and IE Explorer, I have been playing .wav files off of several web pages, mostly songs, but also some sound effects.

    BUT -

    I can't play them on Netscape 7.0 or Mozilla.

    I can play Real Audio files, and my browser goes to Real Audio 8 when I try to play .wav files. I tried to locate another plug-in, but it appears I'm lost.

    HELP! PLEASE!

    Could someone please tell me how to get my browsers to play .wav files from web sites?


    :'(

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    Re:How do I play internet .wav files?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clay
    I recently crossed over from Windows.
    congrats
    I can play Real Audio files, and my browser goes to Real Audio 8 when I try to play .wav files. I tried to locate another plug-in, but it appears I'm lost.
    when you click on a link to a wav file, click advanced, the change the 'application to use' to xmms.
    then wav files should open in xmms.
    also, if you want to play mp3 files in redhat you will need to get a patch:
    http://xmms.org/

    Alastair
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    Clay
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    Re:How do I play internet .wav files?

    Thanks Alastair, but it sounds easier than it is -

    at least for me.

    I clicked on Advanced and clcicked on the circle for Applications. It doesn't give me an option to choose "xmms." It wants a file, and I don't know where to find the right one. I may not even have it?

    Do you know which file to direct to in "Advanced?"

    Thanks in advance,

    Clay

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    Re:How do I play internet .wav files?

    the 'file' is /usr/bin/xmms
    but you should just be able to type it in without using choose
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    Clay
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    Re:How do I play internet .wav files?

    Alastair,

    You're a genius! That was surely the file. How did you know to look there? That' something about Linux which I'm uncomfortable with. I don;t understand where to put files, or to look for them.

    Next question ... It almost works. When I click on the link to the .wav file, I get the XMMS Player , but then I get a page marked "Load File(s)." My guess is that XMMS is not configured correctly?

    You almost have me there.

    What do I have to do now?

    Thanks,

    Clay D ???

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    Re:How do I play internet .wav files?

    ok, looks like you need to tell xmms to load the url too.
    try xmms "$1" in the box
    "$1" should add the url to the playlist
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    Re:How do I play internet .wav files?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clay
    Thanks Alastair, but it sounds easier than it is -

    at least for me.

    I clicked on Advanced and clcicked on the circle for Applications. It doesn't give me an option to choose "xmms." It wants a file, and I don't know where to find the right one. I may not even have it?

    Do you know which file to direct to in "Advanced?"

    Thanks in advance,

    Clay
    In RH8.0, you would be looking for audio player, which is the label for xmms

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    Clay
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    Re:How do I play internet .wav files?

    Alastair, you might be right, but you'll need to steer me a bit more.

    Here is a .wav file:

    ftp://ftp.buffnet.net/pub/Annie_Wave...nownbetter.wav

    It is a song about my Windows experience. :P

    When the "Load files" page comes up, it shows three buttons on top, a directory box and a file box below. What directory and what files should I have in the boxes?

    At the bottom of the page, there is another box. It is entitled "Selection: usr/share/xmms." Is that what it should say, or should it cite another directory? What should I type in the box?

    Hope I'm specific enough.

    Thanks again!

    Babbing, I found the XMMS directory and files, but didn't find a directory entitled "audio player" in usr/bin. Thanks though!

    Clay D

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    Re:How do I play internet .wav files?

    hmmm, i have mine set to 'xmms' and it works fine....
    don't use any Choose button etc, just type in xmms in the Advanced -> Handeled by -> Application
    what happens if you run xmms then try downloading the file?
    also, why can't you just download the file to your home directory and play it from there?

    Alastair
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    Clay
    Guest

    Re:How do I play internet .wav files?

    Hi Alastair,

    Tried that. Typed in XMMS. Got the same thing. I opened XMMS, tried it, but also got the same thing.

    BUT - If it works for you, then it can't be a browser issue, could it? Can we rule that out?

    Could it be a configuration issue?

    I opened Audio Player (XMMS), hit options, then preferences. there are six tabs: "Audio I/O Plug Ins," "Effect/General Plug Ins," "Visualization Plug Ins," "Options," "Fonts," and "Titles."

    On the Audio I/O Plug Ins page, there is a box entitled "Input Plug Ins." In it are 6 plug-ins, the last of which is "WavePlayer 1.2.7." I had highlighted it and checked the plug box below, and then clicked "Okay." but the check is gone now. I checked it again, hit closed XMMS, and when I reopened it, the check was gone again.

    I must be doing something wrong. How should I configure XMMS?

    Thanking you in advance,

    Clay

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