If you love listening to those MP3s or watching your DVDs, then this section is for you. Of course this book wouldn't be complete if I would not discuss the freedom of the open source in the multimedia world. In this section I will discus XMMS and Kscd for the audio and Xine for your videos.
The X multimedia System (XMMs) can play a variety of audio sources, such as MP3s and regular CD music.
To launch XMMS, click on your KDE or GNOME menu and choose Multimedia =>Sound =>XMMS.
Note: If XMMs is not on the multimedia menu, it is because it is not installed. Install it, logout and restart X.
The XMMS Player
This is the main window; use your mouse to play around with it. It is not difficult to use. It actually really looks like a regular disk player.
The circle on the upper left corner has a menu in which you can select the other parts of the player.
The XMMS Main Menu
The menu has two buttons:
- Playlist Editor
- Graphical EQ
By pressing these buttons you make them available as part of the player.
Clicking on play file, a new window pups up to select the location of your file to play. see figure Fig.5.6
From this panel you can create a directory, delete a file if you wish or rename the file. The button at the home directory where the mouse pointer is on fig. 5.6, is used to select a different directory for your mp3s source. If you know the exact location you can type it on the command line where it says selection at the bottom of this picture.
Once you have selected the directory, just press:
- Add selected files or
- Add all file in directory.
- Click Ok
Click on play button and there you go.