Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back > Blogs > jkzfixme
User Name


Rating: 3 votes, 2.33 average.

enable mp3 support in K3b - ubuntu 9.10

Posted 11-17-2009 at 07:35 PM by jkzfixme

I recently took the plunge and upgraded my daily driver box to the latest greatest. There is nothing ground breaking about the install other than the speed of ext 4 so I wont bother going into that aspect. However one thing that threw me was K3b. When burning a cd for my daughter it kept coming up with
Unable to handle the following files due to an unsupported format:
It has been so long since I did a fresh install in a desktop environment as opposed to a server that I totally forgot about the legal implications of mp3 encoding / decoding. To get around this douchbagery it is simplicity in itself. Open up a command terminal and type this in ...

sudo apt-get install libk3b6-extracodecs
Voila it should be that easy, now my little girl is back to accosting my ears with whatever shenanigans it is that they listen to at 6.
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 7451 Comments 2
« Prev     Main     Next »
Total Comments 2


  1. Old Comment
    Thanks so much, this really helped me out. I searched google for "enable mp3 support in K3b" and this came up. Just what I was looking for.
    Posted 11-23-2009 at 10:10 AM by SJ1979 SJ1979 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Your welcome , glad I could be of assistance = )
    Posted 11-30-2009 at 10:09 AM by jkzfixme jkzfixme is offline


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration