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Old 06-03-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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Xbuntu and audio and video files


I'm using Xbuntu in an old computer. The program for audio that is supplied with the OS doesn't read mp3 or mpeg. What should i do to make it read standard audio and video files?
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #2
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Enter this into terminal:
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras

That should solve it!
 
Old 06-03-2010, 02:44 PM   #3
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These codecs, among others, are covered by patents and other IP factors that make them impossible to distribute in a free OS. But they can be installed separately by individuals.

Skells gave you the basic setup, but see here for details:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
 
Old 06-07-2010, 03:17 AM   #4
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audio and video

thank you for the hint, it worked!
 
  


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