Xmms_sndfile is an input plugin for
the X MultiMedia System sound file player.
XMMS already plays MP3 and some WAV files. Using xmms_sndfile extends the
capabilities of XMMS to open and play any file which can be opened and read by
Like XMMS, xmms_sndfile and libsndfile are released under the terms of the GNU
General Public License.
Xmms_sndfile should compile and work correctly on any system supported by XMMS
but unfortunately has only been tested on i386 Linux and PowerPC Linux.
If it it doesn't work on your platform you should send me a bug report (contact
The latest release of xmms_sndfile is
You will also need the latest version of libsndfile which is available
It is assumed that you already have XMMS installed. If you are using one
of the RPM based distributions like Redhat or Mandrake, you will also need
to install the XMMS development package which will be named something like
The first step is to install libsndfile using the INSTALL directions in
the libsndfile tarball. After installing libsndfile, you will need to
run ldconfig to set it up so that it can be used by other programs.
Finally you can install xmms_sndfile in a similar manner to libsndfile. Once
that is done, run XMMS. In the preferences dialog box of you should see
libxmms_sndfile listed with the input plugins.
Bug reports etc to :
Erik de Castro Lopo.