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Old 06-11-2006, 01:18 AM   #1
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xubuntu - no sound. Need codec?


I just installed xubuntu. I can not play any of my mp3s, and I do not get sound with videos. I also can not play most videos. Is this just a codec issue?

I have read that there is a special package to load all codecs for unbuntu. I assume it would also work for xubuntu.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 01:42 AM   #2
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you would need win32codecs.... if they were legal..

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Originally Posted by walterbyrd
I just installed xubuntu. I can not play any of my mp3s, and I do not get sound with videos. I also can not play most videos. Is this just a codec issue?

I have read that there is a special package to load all codecs for unbuntu. I assume it would also work for xubuntu.
If you mean Automatix, you'd assume wrong. It only works with particular releases of Ubuntu, and I've not heard word of it being tried with Xubuntu tho I know it doesnt work with the latest release of Ubuntu, and therefore not the latest Xubuntu either. I'm not sure what linuxquestions policy is on this matter, since to get the codecs you need to violate copywrite law. So all I will say is check out http://xinehq.de/ .. Xine is a free media player capable of using such horrible codecs, tho it doesnt come with them and may possibly hold some answers for you ... What you'd want if you were to break these laws, are the win32codecs as well as a few others...

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Shoot yourself after reading this
 
Old 06-11-2006, 09:44 AM   #3
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I installed the codecs, but I still don't get sound from the default xubuntu multimedia apps. I installed xmms, and I can listen to mp3s with that.

The video player will play the videos, but no sound.

rhythmbox doesn't seem to work at all. When I try to load my mp3 library, I just get a series of "not streaming audio" errors.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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Keep on keeping on....

Quote:
Originally Posted by walterbyrd
I installed the codecs, but I still don't get sound from the default xubuntu multimedia apps. I installed xmms, and I can listen to mp3s with that.

The video player will play the videos, but no sound.

rhythmbox doesn't seem to work at all. When I try to load my mp3 library, I just get a series of "not streaming audio" errors.
That's because rhythmbox blows goats. You can change the default by right clicking on a file of a given type and changing what programs associated with it. I dont think rhythmbox will even use the win32codecs. As for video but no audio, it's sound like your still missing a codec...

Heres an outdated howto for installing MPlayer...
http://www.oldskoolphreak.com/tfiles/hack/ubuntu.txt
If you cant get mplayer to play it, it probably doesnt work in linux at all... If you have all of XMMS's brazilian links installed, and all of the essential and 'other' Mplayer codecs, that should cover just about everything... Real Player and Quicktime support are another fight... both the Real Player and Helix Player have failed to play .rm file correctly for me, and I eventualy got it to work by snagging the DLL's from a windows box and making mplayer except them... takes some trial and error but it can be done....


Good Luck
DrS

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Old 06-15-2006, 07:20 AM   #5
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I am trying to play a standard mpg. I have the most recent codecs installed. xfmedia just does not play sound on my xubuntu installation. Other apps will, but not xfmedia.
 
Old 06-15-2006, 05:59 PM   #6
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Ummm... errrr.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by walterbyrd
I am trying to play a standard mpg. I have the most recent codecs installed. xfmedia just does not play sound on my xubuntu installation. Other apps will, but not xfmedia.

I don't use xfmedia, as I said get mplayer if xine wont do the trick... but if others are actualy playing the same media types, then perhaps xfmedia has an output configuration option which needs changed. I find Alsa works better than OSS if you find the setting... otherwise dont know what to tell you except to say check out the (x)ubuntu forums about it and if no luck there try #xubuntu on irc.freenode.net and ask there..

Good Luck
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Old 06-15-2006, 11:20 PM   #7
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I am still struggling with this, although it's already more trouble than it's worth.

I changed the /etc/apt/sources.list to download from debian. I downloaded gxine.

gxine doesn't work either. When I try to play an mpg, I get video, but no audio. And I get these error messages:

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lirc: cannot initialise - disabling remote control
lirc: maybe lircd isn't running or you can't connect to the socket?
--------

When I try to run an avi I get no video, or audio, and this:

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Can't open library divxc32.dll
xine-lib: error: Error loading library:: divxc32.dll
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When I try to run a wmv I get video, no audio, and this:

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lirc: cannot initialise - disabling remote control
lirc: maybe lircd isn't running or you can't connect to the socket?
Loading codec DLL: 'divxa32.acm'
wine/module: Win32 LoadLibrary failed to load: divxa32.acm, /usr/lib/codecs/divxa32.acm, /usr/local/lib/codecs/divxa32.acm, /usr/lib/win32/divxa32.acm, /usr/local/lib/win32/divxa32.acm
Can't open library divxa32.acm
External func OLEAUT32.dll:8
DMO dll supports VO Optimizations 0 1
DMO dll might use previous sample when requested
GetOutput r=0x0 size:224640 align:1
StreamCount r=0x0 1 1
Decoder supports the following YUV formats: YV12 YUY2 UYVY YVYU  
Decoder is capable of YUV output (flags 0x1b)
------------

I have tried to load mplayer on debian before, and could not get it to work. I am about to give up, in frustration, and just delete the entire install. This sucks, I've wasted hours.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 08:48 PM   #8
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Xubuntu == no sound

I could not get sound out of xfmedia, so I installed xmms, and gxine.

xmms worked, but no sound from gxine.

I installed mplayer and VLC. Again both play videos, but no sound.

Now xmms won't work.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 08:54 PM   #9
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I should have added: I am not getting error messages. It thinks it playing sounds, but it's not.

The settings in alsamixer looked okay, I guess. I didn't change anything.

I know for sure the speakers are on, and plugged in correctly, and work.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 08:20 AM   #10
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If you want to get rhythmbox to work, do the following:
Activate the universe and multiverse repositories
Install anything that begins with gstreamer from within synaptic.
It doesn't harm to have both 0.8 and 0.10 side by side and you may
skip thepackages ending with -dev and -dbg.

hth,

herd

PS: rhythmbox is not that bad after all. Lean and fast with huge collections.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 11:40 AM   #11
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Question xubuntu sound, but no warning messg.(wav) in FOX & TBird

...important thread,
but my prob is - I have sound in xubuntu 6.06 (Xfmedia&XMMS) but mail-notify in FOX (gmail-notifier) and Thunderbird are adjusted to .wav īs but I get nothing played, if mail arrives.

...I need some hint, if you are an ubuntu-guru or vice-guru
 
Old 07-16-2006, 04:29 PM   #12
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I have just had a similar problem
I am running Ubuntu 6.06 with Kubuntu installed.
I was trying to get Kaffeine to play one of my favourite radio stations and complained about not finding divxa32.acm. Amarok did not complain but there was no sound.

I had just installed the windows essential codecs from Mplayer (look on release codecs) but the above file was not there. I found it as win32codecs-20040703.tar.bz2

(installed on /usr/lib/win32 and presto!)

Hope this helps
 
Old 07-18-2006, 08:54 PM   #13
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Talking

I've got just about all media working via EasyUbuntu on my Xubuntu 6.06. It's a nice script that will install all the standard things you need (Codecs, java, flash, media players, etc).

==HowTo==
wget http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/fi...u-3.022.tar.gz
tar -zxf easyubuntu-3.022.tar.gz
cd easyubuntu
sudo python easyubuntu.in
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:16 AM   #14
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Wink easyubuntu

@blkcamarozr28

...if you try ./launchEU.sh - it runs well too
 
Old 07-21-2006, 09:33 PM   #15
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I've got multimedia using this info:

nongeeksight.blogspot.com/2006/07/multimedia-in-xubuntu-made-easy.html

It may be useful for you, I can't post the link URL because I'm new
 
  


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