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enable mp3 support in K3b - ubuntu 9.10

Posted 11-17-2009 at 07:35 PM by jkzfixme

I recently took the plunge and upgraded my daily driver box to the latest greatest. There is nothing ground breaking about the install other than the speed of ext 4 so I wont bother going into that aspect. However one thing that threw me was K3b. When burning a cd for my daughter it kept coming up with
Unable to handle the following files due to an unsupported format:
It has been so long since I did a fresh install in a desktop environment as opposed to a server that I totally forgot about the legal implications of mp3 encoding / decoding. To get around this douchbagery it is simplicity in itself. Open up a command terminal and type this in ...

sudo apt-get install libk3b6-extracodecs
Voila it should be that easy, now my little girl is back to accosting my ears with whatever shenanigans it is that they listen to at 6.
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    Thanks so much, this really helped me out. I searched google for "enable mp3 support in K3b" and this came up. Just what I was looking for.
    Posted 11-23-2009 at 10:10 AM by SJ1979 SJ1979 is offline
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    Your welcome , glad I could be of assistance = )
    Posted 11-30-2009 at 10:09 AM by jkzfixme jkzfixme is offline


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