[Bug 77059] MP3 Support is Broken In Feisty

raid517 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
of Ubuntu.

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)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

** Tags added: amarok feisty kaffeine xine

MP3 Support is Broken In Feisty

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