Requirements for Audio Playback
- flash mp3 decoder codecs
- Last updated by:
- Jiří Janoušek on on 2013-04-14
=== MP3 ===
Some services require a MP3 decoder to play music. MP3 is an audio format protected by a software patent. In case you are in a country, where software patents apply (e.g. USA), you can legally download a no-cost binary MP3 decoder provided by Fluendo: http://
If you are in a country, where software patents don't apply, you can legally install a free MP3 decoder provided by your Linux distribution, that is based on source code of the Fluendo MP3 decoder. The decoder is usually in a package gstreamer0.
Note: If you have a newer Linux distribution, you may have to install plugins compatible with Gstreamer 1.0 instead of 0.10. At least one of these packages should exist:
Note: You will also need Gstreamer plugins good:
=== Flash plugin ===
Some services require Adobe Flash plugin for music playback. Adobe Flash plugin is a proprietary closed-source product, that does not follow spirit of free software culture. You can download it at http://
Your Linux distributon may contain Adobe Flash pluign in its package repository. If you need help with installation of the Adobe Flash plugin, please contact a support channel (documentation forum, paid support etc.) of your distribution.