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Asked by Sand7 on 2006-06-12

why cant ubuntu play mp3 files??

what is missing??
did i have smth wrong during the installation or is it not supported at all 4 some reason?

should i download any codec? and if yes how do i install it?

thanx
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hey people.... what 2 say???

a big big THANX 2 all of u who helped me solve this problem

i really appreciate it !!

but now i still cannot play dvd
vob files dont seem 2 run properly... i will try 2 find out ...
this linux thing is making u searching all the time.. i like it!!

haha

thanx

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Ubuntu rhythmbox Edit question
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Last query:
2006-06-12
Last reply:
2007-02-22
Łukasz Nowak (ionowaklukasz) said : #1

Add repositores universe and multiverse, then search for mp3, eg:

apt-cache search gstreamer mp3

Rafael Proença (cypherbios) said : #3

The Ubuntu comes without support to play mp3's because it's a proprietary format, it's not much good.
But, you can easly listen yours mp3's following the instructions in the link above.

With some clicks you can listen/view all proprietary formats :)

Bye!

mohammad (mchem1177) said : #4

see "http://packages.ubuntu.com/warty/sound/"
try beep media player or alsaplayer

j.fiorillo (j-fiorillo) said : #5

have installed gstreamer plugin.still nothing. thanks for your reply.forgive my ignorance.just started using linux.

Łukasz Nowak <email address hidden> wrote: Support request #1036 on Ubuntu changed:
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/1036

Comment:
Add repositores universe and multiverse, then search for mp3, eg:

apt-cache search gstreamer mp3

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j.fiorillo (j-fiorillo) said : #6

thanks for your response.I am really new to ubuntu and linux so fogive my ignorance.Have installed the packages you mentioned and still nothing.I used the synapic package manager if that makes a differance

Javier Jard�n <email address hidden> wrote: Support request #1036 on Ubuntu changed:
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/1036

Comment:
See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFormats

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j.fiorillo (j-fiorillo) said : #7

thanks for your response

Rafael Proença <email address hidden> wrote: Support request #1036 on Ubuntu changed:
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/1036

Comment:
The Ubuntu comes without support to play mp3's because it's a proprietary format, it's not much good.
But, you can easly listen yours mp3's following the instructions in the link above.

With some clicks you can listen/view all proprietary formats :)

Bye!

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j.fiorillo (j-fiorillo) said : #8

thank you for your reponse.as i am having no luck with rhythembox will try your suggestion

mohammad <email address hidden> wrote: Support request #1036 on Ubuntu changed:
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/1036

Comment:
see "http://packages.ubuntu.com/warty/sound/"
try beep media player or alsaplayer

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DarkMageZ (darkmagez) said : #9

please read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats carefully. it has complete instructions on how to get mp3's and other non-free formats working :)

williamts99 (williamts99) said : #10

Sand7,

If these comments have solved your problem, please consider marking this support request as solved. https://help.launchpad.net/SupportTrackerTour contains useful information about managing your support request.

If you are still having problems, let us know and we'll keep working on them.

Best Regards,

Williamts99

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