Playing a bit torrent music file?

Asked by Timothy Marshall on 2011-01-24

I downloaded a bit-torrent file of music from Jamendo free music and don't know how to p repair it to play in the Rythm box or place it into the Audacity program. Please help.
             Thanks, Timothy.

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mycae (mycae) said : #1

Depends on the format you dowloaded it in. Jamendo offers both Ogg and MP3 formats. MP3 formats are proprietary, and are not royalty free to implement decoders. Thus MP3 playback cannot be incldued by default in ubuntu. You can, assuming you have the rights to do so, install MP3 playback capacity by installing the ubuntu-restricted-extras package

http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/mp3

Mycae,
Apparently the file was installed as an Ogg file. So can I use this as background music in an Audacity project? And how do I get it in there?
       Thanks, Timothy.

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> Depends on the format you dowloaded it in. Jamendo offers both Ogg and
> MP3 formats. MP3 formats are proprietary, and are not royalty free to
> implement decoders. Thus MP3 playback cannot be incldued by default in
> ubuntu. You can, assuming you have the rights to do so, install MP3
> playback capacity by installing the ubuntu-restricted-extras package
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> http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/mp3
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Can you give the output of:

cd ~/Downloads/name; ls

change ~/Downloads/name to the actual folder name the audio is downloaded to.

'ls' is a lowercase 'LS' and will list the folder contents, we can now see the format

Thanks

Sorry, "actionparsnip",
I am not familiar with this, can you explain how I can find this to make the change you suggest.
              Thanks, Timothy.

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> actionparsnip requested for more information:
> Can you give the output of:
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> cd ~/Downloads/name; ls
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> change ~/Downloads/name to the actual folder name the audio is
> downloaded to.
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> 'ls' is a lowercase 'LS' and will list the folder contents, we can now
> see the format
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Best mycae (mycae) said : #5

Hi Timothy,

To enter the command that Actionparsnip suggests, you need to use the terminal. To open a terminal, you can either use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T, or you can select this from the applications menu.

The change that Actionparsnip is suggesting is to substitute where he has written "name" with the actual folder that you have placed the audio file in, if you sort your downloads.

However, it is a little confusing -- Ogg should be supported by audacity out-of-the box -- you should be able to drag and drop the file into the audacity window, or import it from the file menu.

If the command Actionparsnip suggests does not make sense to you, an alternative is to simply look over your entire downloads directory using the "find" command, also entered in at the terminal.

find ~/Downloads -name \*ogg

find works too, slower but easier for the user.

Thanks mycae, that solved my question.