Introduction to XMMS

XMMS is an audio player for the X Window System.

Package information

Installation of XMMS

Install XMMS by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make &&
make install

Configuring XMMS

Config files


Configuration Information

When you start xmms for the first time, you can configure it with CTRL+P. Note that you can extend XMMS' functionality with plugins and skins. You can find these at http://xmms.org.


The XMMS package contains xmms, xmms-config, gnomexmss and wmxmms.



XMMS, which stands for X MultiMedia System, is a program comparable in function with WinAMP. Its main function is playing audio files like WAV and MP3. It can be extended with plugins to play a number of other audio or video formats. Its look can be customized with WinAMP style skins.


This script is used by other programs which need to link with xmms to retrieve the library and include paths.


This is an applet for the GNOME desktop environment that will dock into the GNOME panel. From the applet you can start and control xmms.


wmxmms is a dock applet for the Window Maker window manager. From the applet you can start and control xmms.