[PlanetCCRMA] terminatorX not opening wav, mp3

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Mon Jan 31 23:29:01 2005

On Sun, 2005-01-30 at 22:10, kittycat@kittycatonline.com wrote:
> I'm a pretty new CCRMA user, and a novice Linux user to boot, so the
> typical statements apply.
> I have installed the FC1 CCRMA package, and have dome some preliminary
> tinkering with Ardour. One of my favorite sound apps is terminatorX. I
> am not able to get terminatorX to recognize any sound files.
> If I attempt to open either an .mp3 or .wav file with terminatorX, I get
> "Failed to open file {path}". Just to be sure the issue isn't a
> permissions one, I did a CHMOD 777 on the .wav and .mp3s files, with no
> luck. I am running terminatorX as non-root.
> Out of frustration, I uninstalled terminatorX, and downloaded the source
> from terminatorx.cx. I was unable to build it, since there is apparently
> no gcc available via Synaptix and the Planet CCRMA FC1 disks; and I lack
> sufficient Linux knowledge to know how to get gcc on any other way other
> than my other failed attempts. 
> I do suspect that was a futile effort anyway, and that the real issue
> won't be fixed by rebuilding from source.
> Does anybody have suggestions or a recipie on what I can do to get
> terminatorX to work with the CCRMA FC1 build? 

I was just checking and the build of terminatorX on fc1 predates
(apparently) the build of mpg321 on fc1 so that reading mp3's is not
supported in that build. I have to rebuild anyway because there's a new
version out (already built on fc3) so I'll add that - probably in a
couple of days. 

-- Fernando