Donald D Henson wepin at wepin.com
Sat Aug 18 11:22:13 UTC 2007

Peter Garrett wrote:
> 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 :)
> Peter
That did it. Thanks.

Don Henson

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