Kubuntu amarok doesnt play mp3

Asked by Midnightburst on 2007-10-29

I can't get amarok to play mp3, I'm using Kubuntu 7.10, I'd apreciate any help you could give me. Thanks.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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Jan-Philipp Litza (jplitza) said :

Depending on what engine your Amarok uses, you probably have to install the MP3 codec.
According to the Community Ubuntu Documentation Page about Restricted Formats ( https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats ) you have to install the package ubuntu-restricted-extras or kubuntu-restricted-extras/xubuntu-restricted-extras respectively to get support for the most common restricted media codecs. If you're only interested in mp3 support, libxine1-ffmpeg should do the trick.

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why2jjj (why2jjj) said :

No this is still a problem in Gutsy, Kubuntu 7.10. I have libxine1-ffmpeg installed as well as a bunch other mp3 codecs and amarok still says I need to install mp3 support and cannot play it.

I do not even understand why amarok does not install with mp3 support already in it and it would even have to ask the user to install it; seems like a no-brainer since mp3 is the most popular format in the world.

amarok sucks...I downloaded xmms and it works fine over an NFS storage server via smb, which is what I was trying to use amarok for.

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why2jjj (why2jjj) said :

Actually I suck.

I thought I had libxine1-ffmpeg installed; I did not.

amarok does not seem to install libxine-ffmpeg regardless what you do. You have to do it through adept.

Still don't understand why when Kubuntu installs it does not also install this library. As I said before, mp3 is the most common audio format in the world.

The 'stop' button on amarok is creepy...it doesn't stop the music...it fades the music until it stops.

xmms still rules; amarok semi-sucks.

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