What is Emacs ?

Emacs is the extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor. This Editor is used to do a lot of things, from IRC to reading mails and news, along with "basic" editing, advanced macro, remote control, multimedia player, and so on..

This webpage is about EMMS, an Emacs "package" that you use to extend Emacs features to multimedia.

The cute EMMS logo

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: I seem unable to play files with accents in them. Why?
A: Emacs doesn't know the coding system of your files, and it apparently decodes them the wrong way. Set default-file-name-coding-system to the correct encoding of your file names. It might even work to set it to undecided and let Emacs guess.
Q: Emms skips some songs in the playlist for no apparent reason. When I select them manually, everything works. Why?
A: The problem is that emms is told by Emacs that a player finished, so it starts a new one. But in reality, the player has not yet freed the audio device, so the next player gets an error when trying to play. This can be fixed by using ALSA or other sound systems which allow concurrent access. If you have an idea on how to fix it in emms, let us know.