How to enable mp3 encoding please

Gary M gary.meltzer at
Thu Aug 9 06:35:18 UTC 2012

On 9 August 2012 17:47, David <agora at> wrote:
> I have been using the easy-to-use and reliable Soundjuicer a lot to rip
> my CDs to FLAC (in Lucid Lynx), but would like to rip something directly
> to mp3. Can't see mp3 in the preferences options for Soundjuicer or
> Sound Converter.
> Where do I go to enable the encoder?
> In Synaptic I see 'LAME', but am not sure which option to install (just
> 'front-end' or 'shared libraries' or the other things listed there?)
> On another webpage I have seen mention of installing 'restricted extras'
> from Synaptic - is that it?
> The computer already plays mp3s OK.
> Thanks,
> Dave

>From Synaptic, right-click on your already installed package
sound-juicer, and in the sub-menu "Mark Suggested for Installation"
choose gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly.  After applying the marked change,
a LAME library will be installed for you so that it can be used by

-- Gary M

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