xmms-xf86audio is a simple plugin which enables the multimedia keys on many modern keyboards to control XMMS playback.
xmms-xf86audio is intended to be used in conjunction with a
keymapper such as is found in the GNOME control
center (previously part of Acme),
but the mapping can also be done the old fashioned way with
xmodmap -- instructions are in
The plugin is free software, distributed under the terms of the GPL.
Saturday, 8 July 2006: 0.4.4. Contains some build fixes for non-GNU systems. No source changes.
Saturday, 11 June 2005: Released 0.4.3. No source changes, but a small adjustment to require PIC builds of the binary, which fixes the plugin on architectures that need them (hppa and amd64 at least). This was done in Debian a long time ago, but I neglected to make a re-release to incorporate the fix.
Saturday, 23 October 2004: Released 0.4.2. This adjusts the default behavior of the XF86AudioPlay keysym to a play/pause toggle, to match the labelling that's become prevalent on media keyboards, and adds a basic preference dialog to control this behavior.
Wednesday, 16 April 2003: Released 0.4.1. This contains some minor code cleanups and corrects a harmless misplaced filter deactivation in the shutdown code. No 0.4 users need to upgrade.
Sunday, 6 April 2003: Initial release with 0.4.