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Old 06-29-2006, 12:01 PM   #1
hewamlove
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my ubuntu os won't play mp3


hey pls any one give me help on this one coz my ubuntu os won't play mp3s so pls my pc is p4 2.0GHz 256 ram intel . oh! one thing it know the sound card thank you in advance and see you soon
 
Old 06-29-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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This is completely a wrong forum (website suggestions & feedback). But..

You'll probably need a plugin for your mp3 files. If you've installed the default Ubuntu installation, you'll need either gstreamer plugins or xine plugins; which app do you use to play mp3? Do you use Totem? If so, open Synaptic and see if you've got "Totem-xine" or "Totem-gstreamer" installed, and download then libxine-extraplugins or gstreamer's plugins accordingly.

If you're unsure you can first try downloading xine-plugins since that's what I guess you use; in console, do

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sudo apt-get install libxine-extracodecs
and retry playing an mp3 file. If that doesn't help, open Synaptic and get gstreamer-plugins.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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Based on your words, I will assume here that your soundcard is working fine. All you need to do is get the codecs installed. There are numerous HOWTOs, tutorials that explain how to install the full multimedia support under linux. Try google.

http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...howtopic=25845

The above link points you to a topic that explains just that. Though it is SuSE specific, all that you would need is the packages listed in this thread.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 12:43 PM   #4
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Old 06-29-2006, 12:52 PM   #5
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Hi hewamlove

Welcome to LQ.

Take a look at this.
http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/
This will end all your multimedia queries.

Happy Hunting
 
Old 07-01-2006, 09:31 AM   #6
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try xmms

I had the same problem until I discovered xmms.
It looks awful (but you can download skins) but it does play mp3 without having to download anything (in my case that's how it worked).
If it's not preinstalled, I'm sure you'll find it in adept or synaptic.
Good luck.
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