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February 6th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Hello there:D,

Since xmms, along with the plugins have been removed from the repositories,I've been struggling a while to make it play the flac format.
Although, many how-tos are on topic, it's a little bit confusing to the "final user" who just want it to run.

I've found this solution ( Wouldn't have never thought it's so easy) .

1. Grab this (http://www.box.net/shared/hvj75mnlnn) and save it to

2. Restart your xmms and go to
Option--> Preferences (or just hit ctrl+p), a list of installed plugins will appear, and....yeah, there will naturally be "Reference Flac Player", just enable it and you should get FLAC playback on your xmms.

All that thanks to Colonos work. He postes some interesting additional info for xmms users here (http://colonos.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/dont-cross-the-river-for-water-xmms-deb-for-intrepid/) .