Rhythmbox and mp3

Michael Schwendt ms-nospam-0306 at arcor.de
Wed Mar 24 11:11:06 UTC 2004

On Wed, 24 Mar 2004 12:24:54 +0200, Maynard Kuona wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-03-24 at 10:13, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 Mar 2004 01:33:21 +0200, Maynard Kuona wrote:
> > 
> > > In the interests of those who want to be able to play mp3s, I would like
> > > to suggest that Rhythmbox be built without disabling mp3. I notice in
> > > one srpm that it has --disable-mp3. I am sure just enabling it and not
> > > shipping the gstreamer-mp3 or equivalent should be adequate for IP
> > > concerns. This way people can track the official repository and not have
> > > to get rhythmob from third parties.
> > 
> > Is rhythmbox built with id3lib?
> > Does it recognize mp3 files when built without id3lib?
> > 
> > In earlier releases it did not and had to be replaced with a rebuilt
> > version (and not just with gstreamer-plugins-mp3 added). id3lib is
> > included in fedora.us as an extra package.
> > 
> > -- 
> The problem is that rhythmbox will not be able to load mp3s into its
> database if it is not built with id3lib, and according to the src.rpm
> file I downloaded from download.fedora.redhat.com yesterday, it is not
> built with id3lib and it is in the configure section of the spec file it
> has --disable-mp3.

libid3tag (not id3lib) is not included within Fedora Core. It would need
to be included before rhythmbox could be built with id3 support.  Only
then adding mp3 support would be as easy as installing a gstreamer plugin
from some add-on site.

Side-note: id3lib (the other library) is also useful for FLAC, e.g. k3b
uses it for its FLAC plug-in. Both can be found at fedora.us


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