[Slackbuilds-users] XMMS SlackBuild?

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Tue Aug 14 21:34:12 UTC 2007

Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> Starting with 12.0, good old XMMS has been replaced with Audacious.
> IMHO, it's a fine piece of software, but there are - at least for now - 
> several drawbacks.
> 1) It doesn't read .wav files.
> 2) It crashes on many .wma files. I know, messy format, but for example, 
> my wife has a digital voice recorder for her work, it uses the .wma 
> format. She's been trying Audacious for some time, and it's pretty much 
> unusable for transcribing interviews.
> 3) Localisation - at least in French - is poor to nonexistent.
> On the other hand, XMMS is still great for everything audio, especially 
> in light desktop environments.
> Is SBo interested in a series of SlackBuilds for XMMS and its various 
> plugins? The SlackBuild from 11.0 doesn't compile on 12.0, but I've been 
> using the one from slacky.eu, it builds OK and the app has some nice 
> additional features like a nice set of skins. Only I think the script 
> has to be cleaned up.
> I offer to do that in the next days. Tell me if you are interested.


Yes, I think an xmms build would be good to have.
I would suggest taking the one from 11.0, leaving the copyright
and such from Pat intact, and adding a "Modified by" line at the
bottom.  It should be a pretty simple build.


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