i can't listen music because i haven't codecs

Asked by Ventsislav on 2013-02-14

i can't listen music because i haven't codecs

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem-gstreamer
Package: totem-gstreamer 2.24.2-0ubuntu4
SourcePackage: totem
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686
UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Ubuntu package

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"DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10"
This is an old release and one who wasn't a dedicated long time support relese.
Support in this case ended 30 April 2010 and are down.

I convert this bug to a question so maybe someone can help you further. My advice is that you update to a later release.

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Definitely you must upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is a good choice , because of Long Term Support (until 2017).

Please backup your important data (personal files) and upgrade trough a scratch install , to Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS.


Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #4

I fully agree with NikTh you need to upgrade. However since you are Using Ubuntu 8.10 you probably have an old machine and may find Ubuntu 12.04 runs slowly on you machine. In which case you may want to take a look at Xubuntu. Its a fully supported version of Ubuntu with a lighter set of default applications and desktop. It is also an LTS release so is supported till 2017.

The Xubuntu download is here -- http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/

The Ubuntu download is here -- http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

You can run both of these directly from the CD/DVD or USB stick without installing so you can try them first to see which you prefer. Once you have made your mind up make sure all your personal files are backed up and do a fresh install.

I suggest Precise. It is LTS so is supported til April 2017

Ventsislav. You could try and update your sources to a mirror of the old files.

Adapted from this post:

try this:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
comment out every line with a # (or simply remove them)

then add the following lines:

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ Intrepid main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ Intrepid-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ Intrepid-security main restricted universe multiverse

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