[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu mp3 players, again

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Jul 1 07:25:19 BST 2009


2009/7/1 Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com>:
> Dear all: is anyone aware of an MP3 player for Ubuntu which will play
> MP3 audio files directly from Ubuntu's own files, without the necessity
> of compiling its own library first?

Yes, all of them.

You don't need to _compile_ anything to play MP3s on Ubuntu. Simply
navigate to a folder containing MP3 files, double click one and it
should (by default) open with the default media player 'Totem'. If the
necessary codec isn't installed then Totem will prompt you to go and
get it. It will do that for you.

There is no compilation, it's just a case of installing libraries
(codecs) to make the MP3 playback work. More information about this
can be found here:-

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

Cheers,
Al.



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