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Despite following instructions on how to play mp3s on linux Mint, I still can't quite get it to work. I just converted to linux about 3 weeks ago and I am still learning the OS. I managed to download "fluendo-mp3-4.i386" which claims to fix this problem. with this package, comes instructions as to how to install this plugin.
this is what it says:
Once you are root you can copy all the files contained in the
codecs directory in the following directory
If that directory does not exist that can mean that GStreamer 0.10 is not
installed or is installed in a different location. If it is installed in a
different location you can figure out where that is with the following command :
I copied the file into the gstreamer-0.10 directory, but when I type "gst-inspect-0.10" in the terminal, nothing would occur. I am pretty sure I am not doing this correctly so any help would be appreciated.
movie player worked for playing music. however in movie player, it doesn't allow you to filter the playlist to play only certain songs. this is an issue when you have a couple of thousand songs and they are not organized at all.
I'd still recommend using MPLayer. It's pretty fast and powerful too! I just think you can't go wrong with that. Installing from source is also straightforward. I'm not sure if Mint has it on their repositories (they should though).
In terms of managing a playlist, MPlayer takes a list of playlist parsed from text with -playlist parameter. So dump the path to all your desired songs in there.
That's just the way I would go about it, but of course the choice is yours ^^. Good luck!