How to listen mp3

Thomas Beckett thomas.beckett at
Mon May 9 14:59:55 UTC 2005

On 5/9/05, Shu Hung (Koala) <koalay.dg21 at> wrote:
> Dear all,
> How can I listen mp3 in ubuntu?
> I know roughly that it is related to "gstreamer", but I know too that
> ubuntu won't officially provide mp3 support because of copyright
> problem. How do I get support for mp3 files and other media files
> (e.g. mpeg, avi)
> Thank you very much.
> Koala Yeung
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Of you want to play .mp3 files in Rythmbox then you need to install
the gstreamer0.8-mad package. Altiernatively you can install
Beep-Media-Player (my fav) or xmms.

To install these see either:


the latter will offer very useful information on getting most things running


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