Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Decibel Audio Player in Fedora 20

One of the things I haven't found in Linux (maybe until today) was a simple music player that would just let me pick a folder where I had a album and play it. Too many of those music managers turn me down as soon as they mention an "import". My music manager is the file manager :)

So I'm giving Decibel Audio Player a try. I installed it from the software GUI in Fedora 20. No problem at all - but when I tried to run some MP3s I got no audio. Now, Rhythmbox and others will guide you if you don't have the correct drivers, and maybe even help you install the rpmfusion repositories, but there was no error message here.

After googling around, the correct thing to type is

yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly

and that will allow you to play MP3's (I closed and re-opened just in case).