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Old 05-25-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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Plugins and codecs installed still no sound from internet

Sorry for the stupid issues, i'm just a beginner with Linux/Ubuntu 7.04

Hi guys, I've read all aver forums and posts and threads and replies and what I got was that I have to install some plugins and codecs to make internet"speak". I have no sound from videos nor some sound files ( I can hear mp3 - which I can't download, I don't know how).

I have mplayer and totem installed. They both play mp3 music ok. After I had read here and there I found out that I had to install some additional plugins and codecs.
First I downloaded some essential-amd64-20061203.tar.bz2 and then as the readme file said I put some .so files in a /usr/lib/codecs - still no sound, video only.

Then, with automatix, I installed these Multimedia Codecs (64-bit) (for my amd64); Mplayer and Firefox plugins, and AUD-DVD Codecs (64-bit) w32codecs and DVD codecs. And it's all the same.
Now, I don't understand much of what you are talking around, but i'm really trying hard. . Can someone tell me in simple words what I can/must do to make this work?
And why can't I download mp3 now? In windows it was just as easy as the rightclick? What do I miss here?
Old 05-25-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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What mp3s are you talking about? what browser are you using? you're not very clear about anything, and are you saying mplayer isn't playing audio, but video works or are you saying that in firefox you can't watch a specific video with sound but the video works?

The first thing to check would be the sound output, run mplayer, right click > preferences > audio tab, try try different ones, the best one seems to be alsa.

Have you tried running mplayer from the command line:

mplayer file.avi

This will show any errors

the best place to ask would be on irc in #ubuntu on freenode but be very clear where the problem is
Old 05-27-2007, 01:48 PM   #3
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Hi Ace2016,
My browser is Mozilla Firefox Version I can listen to music MP3 files with both mplayer and TOTEM players. I can watch videos (mpg and avi files) on both as well, BUT I CANNOT hear any sound from videocasts, from video clips like those on YouTube, google video clips. And I don't get any sound from formats which obviously use Adobe Flash Player (I guess so since the player window comes up on the right click button), though it is installed properly.
I do not have any idea why this is so.

Last edited by ToniMe; 05-28-2007 at 02:55 PM.
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