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Old 05-28-2006, 05:17 AM   #1
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Playing mp3 audio in ubuntu 5.10


Hello Folks!

Just wanted to share some info with anyone who might run into problems playing their windows mp3 audio files in ubuntu 5.10.

A Big Thank You goes to 'Simon bridge' and 'Manishsingh4u' for providing me with this help!

I am now using 'xmms' to play my windows music files. It's a Really cool little player, (Beautiful too!)

To get it, open up a terminal as 'root'

Then Type: sudo apt-get install xmms

You will be up and playing ur favorite tunes in a Jiff!

Have Fun!
 
Old 05-28-2006, 10:54 AM   #2
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Good info - that's one option. The package needed is w32codecs, which will give MP3 (WMA, etc.) support to any / all media players.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 01:40 PM   #3
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Check out http://www.ubuntuguide.com/ It gives info on how to install the codecs and a lot of other cool stuff you can do in ubuntu.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 05:32 PM   #4
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Check out http://www.ubuntuguide.com/ It gives info on how to install the codecs and a lot of other cool stuff you can do in ubuntu.
Yeah...
But what I guess I was trying to say is...

You DO NOT have to install any CODECS! At least I didnt!

After mounting my Fat32 Drive, I then simply installed 'xmms' and BAM...I was playing mp3 audios!
 
Old 05-28-2006, 06:13 PM   #5
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Yeah...
But what I guess I was trying to say is...

You DO NOT have to install any CODECS! At least I didnt!

After mounting my Fat32 Drive, I then simply installed 'xmms' and BAM...I was playing mp3 audios!
Ok, sorry, I meant for other audio and video formats other than MP3. xmms is actually just an audio player, but I guess it has the needed codec for MP3 built in.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 11:31 PM   #6
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Ok, sorry, I meant for other audio and video formats other than MP3. xmms is actually just an audio player, but I guess it has the needed codec for MP3 built in.
Read this forum post http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=449244

There DOES seem to be a concern as to wether ubuntu already has the needed codec for 'xmms' to play mp3's
 
  


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