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Old 03-04-2005, 11:59 AM   #1
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Angry Ubuntu LINUX wont play my mp3´s

I´ve just intalled ubuntu and i cant play mp3´s, i get an error im totem player that say ¨failed to open reason unknown¨ musicplayer says ¨there is no plugin installed to handle a mp3 file¨

What do i do??
Old 03-04-2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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Make sure you have mpg321 or mpg123 installed. And did you install ubuntu to disk or is this their live cd?
Old 03-04-2005, 01:10 PM   #3
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Question mpg321 or mpg123

Ubuntu is installed on my harddrive, i got it from from linux format the Feb eddition.
And where do i get ¨mpg321 or mpg123¨
Old 03-04-2005, 07:04 PM   #4
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Try this:
Old 03-07-2005, 08:42 AM   #5
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Open the Synaptic Package Manager (Computer -> System Configuration -> Synaptic Packager Manager)

In the "Settings" menu click on "Repositories".
Enable (make a check in the box) the greyed out repositories. These are your "Universe" repositories. Click "Ok" to save these settings.

Click the "Reload" button to bring up the new list of packages. Now you have many options.

If you want Totem and rhythmbox (Music Player) to play mp3s, you need to install "gstreamer0.8-mad"
If you want a command line mp3 player, install "mpg321".
If you want something like Winamp to play mp3s, you should install "xmms" and "xmms-mad".

Last edited by Greyweather; 03-07-2005 at 08:49 AM.
Old 03-10-2005, 02:06 PM   #6
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aptitude or apt-get install mozilla-plugins


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