K3b & MAD (MP3)

Nigel Ridley nigel at rmk.co.il
Tue Jun 12 06:02:28 UTC 2007

Running updated Feisty

When opening K3b I get the following 'message':

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).

If I try to install libmad0 I get:

nigel at nigels:~$ sudo apt-get install libmad0
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
libmad0 is already the newest version.
libmad0 set to manual installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
nigel at nigels:~$

I remember when I first installed Feisty Amorak started and asked if I wanted to 
install MP3 support - I clicked the install button.

Any pointers?

I have heard that Amorak is the way to go for burning MP3's nowadays - is that true?



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