Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-28-2008, 05:46 PM   #16
Registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 145

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15

Originally Posted by MoonMind View Post
AceofSpades19, hand_of_fate:

You're both probably right, each in his own way - VLC may very well come with a complete set of codecs in a specific distribution (as does Audacious in Ubuntu, at least as far as MP3 is concerned). The fact that there are discussions of this kind hints at the real problem: The fact that there are proprietary codecs and drivers that might cause licensing issues - which is moronic, but still a main issue as long as you maintain a distro.

But with the right set of codecs in place, every player on Linux can play MP3s. So it all boils down to the question as to where to get the codecs. For Ubuntu, it's pretty easy thanks to what has been called Codec Buddy (no idea if they still call it that, I've never used it yet), so that's pretty close to what hand_of_fate suggested.

That said, there's *no* need whatsoever to use proprietary bloatware like RealPlayer to play MP3s! There may be uses for that player, but I can't think of anything that couldn't be achieved with open source players - given the right selection of codecs!

Great stuff! Thanks everyone.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
music player mkhan919 Mandriva 3 02-08-2007 03:47 PM
What music player do you use? Rayning Linux - Desktop 10 12-25-2006 06:09 AM
I just want one music player that does it all! dsyebert Linux - Newbie 12 08-22-2006 02:33 AM
Music player leupi Linux - Software 7 11-10-2005 09:13 PM
Music CD player Grummy Linux - Newbie 20 03-07-2002 03:20 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:43 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration