[PlanetCCRMA] terminatorX not opening wav, mp3

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Mon Jan 31 23:30:01 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.

Do you have an ".ogg" file handy? It should recognize that (not very
helpful if all you have is mp3s). I have not tried wavs, don't know if
terminatorX supports that format. 

-- Fernando

> 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? 
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