[ubuntu-uk] codecs for mp3 media etc.

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed May 27 19:36:07 BST 2009


Sean Miller wrote:
> when I try to play most of my saved music it says "sorry mate, you
> don't have those there plugins what we need to do this - do you want
> me to install them?" so I say "yeah" but then it says "sorry, mate,
> didn't work out."
>
> So what's the most reliable way from a "virgin install" of Ubuntu to
> get the things these days?
>
> Sean
>
>   
I believe it's the ubuntu-restricted-extras package which you need to 
install.  I generally install w32codecs from Medibuntu but I believe 
that in the standard Media Player it generally prompts me for extra 
packages (gstreamer0.10-plugins-*) when I do a fresh install and try 
playing MP3s.

Rob





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