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Old 03-12-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
The Other Guy
Registered: Jan 2008
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Distribution: Vector Linux 6.0
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Unhappy Amarok keeps crashing on Ubuntu

I installed Amarok 1.4 (Fast-forward) yesterday through Synaptic. Unfortunately, when I try to play MP3 files (i.e. double-click on them or try to drag them to the playlist), the program always freezes, or sends a message telling me that MP3 playback isn't supported. I would click on the button that says "Install MP3 Support Now", but it always freezes before I can get to it. Help topics on the web have been confusing, so what do I need to do/get? Do I need to upgrade my version? (I'm running Amarok on a GNOME desktop)
Old 03-12-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2003
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Distribution: Switched to regualr Ubuntu, because I don't like KDE4, at all. Looks like vista on crack.....
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You just don't have the codecs for mp3's is all. You need to uncomment the universe and multiverse repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list. Here is some kubuntu documentation that should work fine for ubuntu.

Old 03-29-2008, 02:42 PM   #3
The Other Guy
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Thank you! Sorry I've taken awhile to reply, but anyway, I got all the plugins from the link, but I also had to install libxine1-ffmpeg, just so you know.


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