[Bug 109968] K3b shows an inexact information if MP3 plugin not installed

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at elpauer.org
Wed Apr 25 14:07:09 UTC 2007


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: k3b

When K3b is executed and the MP3 plug-in is not installed, it shows this
error text in the "System Configuration Problems" window:

"Mp3 Audio Decoder plugin not found.

K3b could not load or find the Mp3 decoder plugin. This means that you will not be able to create Audio CDs from Mp3 files. Many Linux distributions do not include Mp3 support for legal reasons.
Solution: To enable Mp3 support, please install the MAD Mp3 decoding library as well as the K3b MAD Mp3 decoder plugin (the latter may already be installed but not functional due to the missing libmad). Some distributions allow installation of Mp3 support via an online update tool (i. e. SuSE's YOU)."

This problem is fixed by installing two packages which are in the default sources.list in Feisty, libk3b2-mp3 and libmad0. I can think of several improvements to the situation:
1. Install libk3b2-mp3 and libmad0 by default. The error window would not ever be shown. 
or
2. Change the text in the error window to something which is more Ubuntu/KUbuntu-specific. For instance:

"Mp3 Audio Decoder plugin not found.

K3b could not load or find the Mp3 decoder plugin. This means that you will not be able to create Audio CDs from Mp3 files. Many Linux distributions do not include Mp3 support for legal reasons.
Solution: To enable Mp3 support, please install the MAD Mp3 decoding library as well as the K3b MAD Mp3 decoder plugin. To install these files, please run the Adept Package Manager and install the libk3b2-mp3 and libmad0 packages."

** Affects: k3b (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

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K3b shows an inexact information if MP3 plugin not installed
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