How to install XMMS on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

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XMMS is a multimedia player for unix systems. XMMS stands for X MultiMedia System and can play media files such as MP3, MOD's, WAV and others with the use of Input plugins.

XMMS is mainly targeted at music playback, but through thirdparty plugins some rudimentary video capabilities exists, but there are much better systems other than XMMS for video support.

Note:- Installing using this procedure might break your system

How to install XMMS on Ubuntu 10.04

Preparing your system

Download following file

libglib1.2ldbl_1.2.10-19build1_i386.deb -- download from here

Install by double clicking on it.

Downloaded and install the following packages in the following order and you can download from here


Install by double clicking on it.

Now you need to install XMMS download .deb package from here


For 64-bit users

Download required packages

cd /tmp


Install them using the following commands from your terminal or by double clicking on it

sudo gdebi libgtk1.2-common_1.2.10-18.1build2_all.deb
sudo gdebi libglib1.2ldbl_1.2.10-19build1_amd64.deb
sudo gdebi libgtk1.2_1.2.10-18.1build2_amd64.deb
sudo gdebi xmms_1.2.10+20070601-1build2_amd64.deb

get some basic skins:


sudo gdebi xmms-skins_0.6-1_all.deb

Add Skins dir: [ALT+S] -> ‘Add Directory' -> browse to /usr/share/xmms/Skins

Classic Winamp2 skin:

wget -P ~/.xmms/Skins

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2 Responses

  1. sleepy says:

    thanks, works on 64bit ubuntu 11.04 as well

    i miss xmms

  2. anest says:

    Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load module “”: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    Segmentation fault

    You’ve probably found a bug in XMMS, please visit and fill out a bug report.

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