[Bug 77059] MP3 Support is Broken In Feisty
raid517 at ukonline.co.uk
Sun Dec 24 13:17:58 UTC 2006
Public bug reported:
Binary package hint: kaffeine
Hi when I first installed Ubuntu Breezy 6.10 one of the first things I
did was run automatix and install all of the required win32 codecs and
so on. After doing this I was able to play MP3's normally. However after
a recent batch of updates, both Amarok and Kaffeine have suddenly
decided to stop playing MP3's.
The only common thread I can find between them is the xine engine - so I
can only assume that MP3 support in the included xine-engine in Ubuntu
has been disabled (as is the case on Suse).
The question is how do I re-enable it?
I would try automatix again, however since originally installing Breezy
6.10, I have now upgraded to the Feisty repositories and now automatix
will no longer run and it claims it is not compatible with that version
Something else that is odd that I noticed too however is that many KDE
specific apps have stopped being able to play MP3's, like Amarok,
Kaffeien, Kaboodle and so on - and I can no longer sample/preview MP3
music files in konqueror either - but all non KDE specific apps can
still play MP3's - such as XMMS, Real Player, MPlayer and so on. So this
seems to be related specifically to KDE somehow.
I have followed all of the guides (including this guide here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats) for enabling MP3
support in Amarok - and when I try to play and MP3 file Amarok offers to
enable MP3 support - but after offering to do so when I click on "yes"
it crashes and MP3 support is not enabled. I also tried following the
manual guide on the Wiki for enabling MP3 support in Amarok/Kaffeine but
still to no effect. I installed (and reinstalled) libxine-extracodecs
and was still unsuccessful in enabling MP3 support. I have tried
upgrading and downgrading both Kaffeine and Amarok - but again to no
effect. I also have the latests Win32 codecs installed.
Currently MP3 support appears to be broken for all of my KDE related
** Affects: kaffeine (Ubuntu)
** Tags added: amarok feisty kaffeine xine
MP3 Support is Broken In Feisty
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