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Old 05-01-2007, 05:57 AM   #1
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I have just started to use Ubuntu 7.04 and love it, i wish i had been using linux years ago, but the only thing that annoys me is the lack of mp3 support, what is a good mp3 codek and mp3 playing software that i can get for ubuntu. I have tried some of the programs in the package manager and all of the codeks and still none of them work.
 
Old 05-01-2007, 10:10 AM   #2
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I recommend Audacious (http://audacious-media-player.org/Main_Page)

I think you should be able to find both the player and the codecs using the Synaptic installer in Ubuntu. You might need some more repositories enabled. The ubuntu forums probably have this question answered.

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Old 05-01-2007, 01:08 PM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Distributions-->Ubuntu and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 05-01-2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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Didn't the mp3 popup for codecs work? If it didn't, then file a bug.
 
Old 05-01-2007, 09:53 PM   #5
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Here's the guide on playing non-free formats:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
 
Old 05-01-2007, 10:22 PM   #6
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1. Download Automatix2 from here. Under "Easy Direct Installation" choose the appropriate link for your version of Ubuntu.

2. To install doubleclick the .deb file that was downloaded.

3. Start Automatix by going to Applications > System Tools > Automatix

4. Click on "Codecs and Plugins" and put a check in all the boxes except for Swiftfox Plugin.

Once Automatix is done you can play virtually anything including Mp3's.
 
Old 05-02-2007, 03:40 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by bf124
1. Download Automatix2 from here. Under "Easy Direct Installation" choose the appropriate link for your version of Ubuntu.

2. To install doubleclick the .deb file that was downloaded.

3. Start Automatix by going to Applications > System Tools > Automatix

4. Click on "Codecs and Plugins" and put a check in all the boxes except for Swiftfox Plugin.

Once Automatix is done you can play virtually anything including Mp3's.
Thats advice you'll want to THOROUGHLY research prior to following it.

Hop around on some Linux/Ubuntu IRC channels to see why.

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Old 05-02-2007, 06:21 PM   #8
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There are a number of players that will work with mp3 if the correct codecs are installed. My favorite is banshee. It uses gstreamer0.10-plugins which you can select from using search in synaptic. You may also want to check out http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/index.php to see what it offers. Medibuntu worked well for me and I've included it as the only 3rd party repository I use. As IndyGunFreak noted Automatrix has very mixed reviews and has caused some users problems.
 
Old 05-02-2007, 09:35 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bowen1988
I have just started to use Ubuntu 7.04 and love it, i wish i had been using linux years ago, but the only thing that annoys me is the lack of mp3 support, what is a good mp3 codek and mp3 playing software that i can get for ubuntu. I have tried some of the programs in the package manager and all of the codeks and still none of them work.
XMMS plays MP3 right out of the box! No need to install extra ANYTHING! (Although there are many plug-ins for xmms)
Code:
sudo apt-get install xmms
If ya like, you can also do:
Code:
sudo apt-get install xmms-goom
This will give you some vizualizations.
For Skins do:
Code:
sudo apt-get install xmms-skins
CHEERS!!

Last edited by randell6564; 05-02-2007 at 09:36 PM.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 03:03 AM   #10
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Thanks

Thank you all very much for your help, i like Linux even more now i can play mp3's in it
 
Old 05-04-2007, 07:08 AM   #11
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I dont think you can go past Video Lan Client for an all purpose media player.

It will play just about any codec Video or Audio.

Also very good for streaming music (or video).

http://www.videolan.org/
 
  


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