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Old 11-25-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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mp3's wont play in any music player ??


i have been trying to play mp3's for a while now and i have got a lot of players but no such luck. i am didnt think it would be a problem when i moved to linux because of the huge amount of file formats it supports but when i tryed to play a mp3 or any other music format non would play it all came up with file format not supported or something like that. my computer for some reason only likes to install things through the command line which dose not bother me as thats my preferd choise anyway. can someone tell me what package i need to get my music working and also can i have it so all i need to type is sudo apt-get install (package name)

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Have you looked at this article?
Old 11-25-2007, 07:52 AM   #3
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In synaptic you might need to add this repository: Here scroll down, and read how to add the repo to your version.
Old 11-25-2007, 08:43 AM   #4
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thanks it has solved my problem


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