Amarok mp3 support

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at
Tue Aug 22 00:26:12 BST 2006

On 8/18/06, Ylan Segal <ylan.segal at> wrote:
> Brendan wrote:
> > On Thursday 17 August 2006 08:42, Ylan Segal wrote:
> >
> >>I can't get Amarok to play mp3s. It complains that it doesn't have the
> >>input plugin.
> >>
> >>I have the 1.4.1 installed from the repository (as described
> >>in the kubuntu homepage). I have also followed the instructions for
> >>RestrictedFormats in the desktop guide. I have xine installed as an
> >>engine with libxine-extracodecs also installed.
> >>
> >>What am I missing?
> >
> >
> > Something you don't know for it.
> I did google! I usually list the steps I did before posting to the list,
> but I forgot this time.
> The Kubuntu FAQ calls for:
> which says to install libxine-extracodecs and that should do it: It
> doesn't.
> I googled further and found out that I may need to restart Amarok. I
> thought I had restarted but yesterday I noticed that when you close it,
> it doesn't actually close but stay in the task bar. So, it may have been
> that simple. I will check tonight.

I think that worked for me.  I certainly never had to rebuild anything.


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