cannot play music from internet

Asked by Gap Paulson

During Thanksgiving break, our son set us up with a new computer and returned to IRAQ. He set us up with UBUNTU. I cannot get the radio to play on our computer. I get a response: Totem could not play file that there were no decoders to handle the stream, you might need to install the corresponding plugins.
Problem is - I have no idea how to do that.
Any help?
Thanks
Gap

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kenweill (kenweill-deactivatedaccount) said :
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I have a modem, Gilat Satellite Modem 360, connected to the USB port of my computer. It has been detected in the Device Manager but its unusable, I can't use it.

I wonder, how can I use this modem? Its not a dial-up connection.

Under Windows, all I do is turn on the modem, turn on the computer, and its done. I can connect to the internet. Of course, with the accelerator/drivers installed which is windows based only.

I tried to install Ubuntu, but I got an error during DHCP detection, "NO DEFAULT ROUTE".

Any help?

Regards,
Ken Weill

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Mike Perry (mike.perry) said :
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Gap,
Most likely you need to install some additional software to listen to that type of music. Many "codecs" are propriatary and need to be installed manually. Luckily for you it is pretty easy :)

Take a look at this page:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFormats?action=show&redirect=mpeg

If that page does not work I need a few more details. The link you are trying to listen to would be helpful.

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Ken,
Please start your own thread for the issue you are experiencing with your modem.

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