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christian-s 03-29-2006 09:58 AM

Play mp3 with Amarok (Dapper)
 
Hi!

I have been searching Google and this forum for how to get Amarok to play mp3-files with no success.

Amarok is using xine (gstreamer is not available) so I guess I want xine to play mp3-files. Or make Amarok use gstreamer instead.

If anyone know how to do any of this or have a useful link, I would be happy to know about it.

Thanks!

Kleedrac 03-30-2006 08:46 AM

Do you have the mp3 codec installed?

christian-s 03-30-2006 02:07 PM

Apparently not. What's the name of the package and where can I get it?

Kleedrac 03-30-2006 02:25 PM

I'll check for you when I get home, I use EasyBreezy to grab it for me :) ... unfortunately my eMac can't tell me either :)

christian-s 03-31-2006 06:34 AM

Thanks. EasyUbunty seems really good. I will try it out. Do you know if it works on Kubuntu 6.10?

christian-s 03-31-2006 07:05 AM

I tried it. When I click OK it just crashes. But maybe I should start a new thread about that.

sumguy231 03-31-2006 02:01 PM

I'm pretty sure Automatix has the codecs, along with other non-free stuff.

christian-s 04-01-2006 05:34 AM

They say Automatix does not work with Dapper.

christian-s 04-08-2006 11:07 AM

I solved it! I had to add multiverse and then install libxine-extracodecs or something like that. If someone is interested I can explain more.

vmlinuz.gz 04-09-2006 11:31 PM

For anyone that may have across this thread during a search, here is the answer in the official FAQ/wiki...

Ubuntu - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFo...14503330d4e970
Kubuntu - http://www.kubuntu.org/faq.php#mp3s

kimothy 04-30-2006 02:41 AM

mutiverse?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by christian-s
I solved it! I had to add multiverse and then install libxine-extracodecs or something like that. If someone is interested I can explain more.

i don't have the multiverse codecs. give em to me pleace :-)

Thanks

broxtor 05-02-2006 12:31 PM

Multiverse is a repository you can add to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

It looks something like:

deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper multiverse

the part nl.archive.ubuntu.com can be different depending on the country you live in. (nl stands in this case for the Netherlands)

thomas-linuxing 07-17-2006 05:49 PM

I want more
 
I would like to hear more on ur experience please.
I want to know exactly what you did because the normal steps do not work on my pc.

IBall 07-17-2006 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thomas-linuxing
I would like to hear more on ur experience please.
I want to know exactly what you did because the normal steps do not work on my pc.

What do you mean "the normal steps do not work". Please post what you have tried, and any error messages. Most of us do not have a crystal ball, and can't read your mind.

Basically, you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list:
Code:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Uncomment (Delete the #) at the beginning of the line for the universe repository. Add the word "multiverse" (no quotes) at the end of that line. Save the file, and exit.

Now run:
Code:

sudo apt-get update
And use the following command to install support for MP3:
Code:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
Then you should be able to play MP3 audio.

I hope this helps
--Ian

thomas-linuxing 07-18-2006 06:50 PM

done
 
Sorry that is was I meant when I said I had tried the normal.
I am using the 64 bit version of kubuntu and also I belive that gstreamer is no longer supported by the new version of amarok because it is 'inferiour'.
Thanks for the reply by the way.:)


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