Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Sat Aug 18 04:33:57 UTC 2007

On Fri, 17 Aug 2007 09:29:12 -0600
Donald D Henson <wepin-list at wepin.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to install K3B. The install looks okay except that when I run it, I 
> get the following an error message that states:
> > Mp3 Audio Decoder plugin not found.
> > K3b could not load or find the Mp3 decoder plugin. This means that you will
> > not be able to create Audio CDs from Mp3 files. Many Linux distributions do
> > not include Mp3 support for legal reasons. Solution: To enable Mp3 support,
> > please install the MAD Mp3 decoding library as well as the K3b MAD Mp3
> > decoder plugin (the latter may already be installed but not functional due
> > to the missing libmad). Some distributions allow installation of Mp3
> > support via an online update tool (i.e. SuSE's YOU).
> I have installed eveything with even a vague reference to MAD but no change. I 
> can't find the "MAD Mp3 decoding library" nor the "K3b MAD Mp3 decoder 
> plugin". Can anybody tell me how to find these things?

 apt-cache search k3b mp3
libk3b2-mp3 - The KDE cd burning application library - MP3 decoder

Should be in the universe repository - if you haven't enabled that, you
can do so in  System-Administration-Software Sources .

That should do the trick for you.

In general, searching on terms with reference to the description rather
than the underlying libraries etc. can work - so in this case searching on
k3b and mp3 turns up the package I suggested above. The error message in
this case is not very helpful,  though :)


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