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Playing mp3 on UBUNTU

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It’s usual to find many distributions without MP3 support due to licensing issues. If you have MP3 files and don’t know how to play them do the following:

  1. Open the terminal
  2. Type sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
  3. Remove comments to packages (This is erasing the # characters in lines starting with ##deb)
  4. Save changes and close gedit
  5. Update the packages sudo apt-get update
  6. Install the mulitmedia codecs:
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-plugins
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-lame
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-ffmpeg
    sudo apt-get install w32codecs
    sudo apt-get install libdivx4linux
    sudo apt-get install lame
    sudo apt-get install sox
    sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
    sudo apt-get install mjpegtools
    sudo apt-get install vorbis-tools

Now you can open a player like Rythmbox or Kaffeine and start listening songs.
from here


Written by Ankur

May 16, 2006 at 12:57 am

Posted in Linux, Special

3 Responses

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  1. How do I install the support without the Internet? I have an USB modem so its impossible now to configure it in Linux…

    Qwerty Maniac

    May 16, 2006 at 2:07 pm

  2. You use Dataone so connect the LAN cable while you start UBUNTU and u will be able to connect to the net ok


    May 16, 2006 at 3:30 pm

  3. i absolutely have no access to the internet at home… can i download the packages from somewhere else and install it at home?


    February 27, 2007 at 12:57 pm

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