media players and browser plugins, KDE 4.3

Knapp magick.crow at
Wed Sep 30 13:26:18 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 2:59 PM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at> wrote:
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
>>> Hi there.
>>> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 13:46, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at> wrote:
>>>> Tried that, installing
>>>> w32codecs
>>>> that is. No luck whatsoever,
>>> Because w32codecs is not what you need :) You need to install the
>>> kubuntu-restricted-extras package, that should do the trick. And, of
>>> course, restart KDE so the sound engine can load the codecs.
>> after reinstallation of kubuntu-restricted-extras the browser tell me:
>> xine-plugin: no mrl found in playlist
> The picture is one of mixed success: If I try to play BBC World Radio in
> Firefox or Arora I get the above error and nothing but silence. The
> media selector also claims I have Realplayer but not Windows Media
> installed.
> If I try Konqueror I get "sent off" to Kaffeine and there it works.
> If I instead try Swedish Radio on all works as expected and
> both formats are reported as existing...
> I still don't get what happened to Amarok and "add URL" as absolutely
> nothing happens if I try to "add stream" in Amarok.

All the stuff from mediubuntu that might help and things you likely will want.

    * libdvdcss2
    * libdvdcss-dev (Not sure about this one)
    * medibuntu-keyring
    * non-free-codecs
    * realplayer
    * w32codecs (maybe)
    * w64codecs (maybe)

Douglas E Knapp

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