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Old 02-12-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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playing mp3 media

I am not able to play any of my mp3s in any of the media players in Ubuntu 6.06lts.It plays ogg files tho. How am i to listen to my mp3s. Id also like some real media player for linux if one is available.
Old 02-12-2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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For legal reasons, free linux distro's don't come with all neccessary codes pre installed. However, you can install them yourself. Go to
install it and read about it a little bit. The tool will help you get most of the codecs installed no problem.
Old 02-17-2008, 11:38 AM   #3
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I think automatix is the easiest way but you may also checkout

At you 'll find some info about adding the medibuntu repositories
and getting the packages you need, like w32codecs .


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