mad installed & oggs work but..

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at
Thu Jul 7 02:08:28 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-06 at 20:48 -0400, Jeff Hodges wrote:
> So, I installed Ubuntu on my lil bro's computer and noting that he
> really likes to listen to music, I made sure that gstreamer0.8-mad was
> installed on his system.  All fine and good except that mp3s won't
> play on his system /even through mpg123/.
> Oggs work fine, so do the gaim and startup wavs, but no mp3s.  I'm
> thoroughly confused.  His system loads up the snd_ac97_codec,
> snd_ens1371 and snd_rawmidi  modules but I don't know how these could
> be the culprit.  Anyone have a clue?
> -- 
> Jeff
This is, indeed, very strange!  Are you sure they are MP3?  find out
with the command "file" from a terminal.  An MP3 file would look like
        zamb ~ $ file sound.mp3
        sound.mp3: MP3 file with ID3 version 2.3.0 tag
or something similar to this:
        zamb ~ $ file sound.mp3
        sound.mp3: MPEG ADTS, layer III, v1,  48 kBits, 44.1 kHz,

Try installing "totem-xine" and see if it plays MP3 files okay.


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