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m_talebi_z 06-12-2006 06:23 AM

play music
I am a new user of ubuntu ,I need to know how I play my musics that exist in my windows(xp).
Thanks for your help.

Sjonnie48 06-12-2006 07:13 AM

There is Amarok capable of playing flac but it is not my preference because it does not support mp3 as I just found out.
There is the good old Xmms mediaplayer which is the unix version of the Winamp. In Xmms you can play mp3' s but it is not yet possible to play flac files.

Good luck!


cs-cam 06-12-2006 11:07 AM

Of course Amarok will play MP3. Perhaps your distrobution doesn't ship packages with MP3 support by default due to licensing issues, a lot do that these days apparently.

Sjonnie48 06-12-2006 11:27 AM

Hello mate,

Well, I installed kubuntu dapper this weekend and I' m still busy with it. I have tested it briefly and I' m studying on it.
That's a lot of work for a hobby :study:


aysiu 06-12-2006 03:17 PM

AmaroK and all the other music players on Ubuntu will play MP3.

You just have to have the proper codecs installed.

m_talebi_z 06-13-2006 06:18 AM

Hi again,
I'm sorry but I don't see my files or folders in windows from ubuntu.
I don't have /media/window or every such this that help me to link to my windows.
I hope say you my problem.

AlasdairA 06-13-2006 07:45 AM

Hmm, I was able to access my ntfs partition as soon as I installed dapper. It won't be called /media/windows however, it will be called something like /media/sda1, /media/hda2 or whatever.

If none of the options in the /media directory go to your windows partition check the /etc/fstab file, it should have a line something (but not exactly) like this:
/dev/sda1 /media/sda1 ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1

if their is a line in their that says 'ntfs', that is your windows partition (as windows XP uses the ntfs filesystem) and it will be located wherever it says in the second column (mine is /media/sda1). If their are no windows partitions listed, you may need to edit the /etc/fstab file, this site tells you how to do that.

If your windows partition is listed in /media but you simply cannot read from it, you may need to install something like lib-ntfs (search for ntfs in synaptic) which will allow you access so your windows partition from ubuntu or you may just simply need to mount the windows partition.

fragos 06-13-2006 10:53 PM

Try System - Administration - Disks - Partitions tab. This gives you control over partition access without having to use a partitioning tool or editing fstab.

randell6564 06-15-2006 01:25 AM


Originally Posted by m_talebi_z
Hi again,
I'm sorry but I don't see my files or folders in windows from ubuntu.
I don't have /media/window or every such this that help me to link to my windows.
I hope say you my problem.

If You are not able to access your Windoze then you need to add that Partition to your /etc/fstab.

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda4 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda1 /media/hda1 ntfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 /media/hda2 ext3 defaults 0 2
/dev/hdb1 /media/hdb1 vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

m_talebi_z 06-17-2006 04:55 AM

thanks very much every one.
I have another question too. :when I instul ubuntu on my pc what is my mistake to installing that this problem is ocured . because I work with redhat too but i don't have this problem.
thanks very much

binary_y2k2 06-17-2006 05:06 AM

In the setup, during the partitioning part, you should have assigned hda1 (or where ever your windows partition is) to a location of your choosing (/media/windows if you want). linux would have then made the directory and mounted it for you. You need the manual partitioning option for that.
But if you ever need to install linux again, you'll know how to mount windows partition now.

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