Can't play MP3s?

debian debiani386 at
Sun May 20 16:16:26 UTC 2007

Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> Since installing feisty, I can no longer play MP3s. I've installed the Ubuntu 
> restricted package - which I thought brought in the extra codecs.
> If I try to play an MP3, amarok says that it can't play MP3s. There is a 
> button to install MP3 support - but it can't be used. The window asking if 
> MP3 support should be installed locks solid, and neither of the buttons are 
> active. The window itself cannot be closed - and the only way to get it off 
> the screen is to go to a console window and kill amarok. 
> What do I need to do to be able to play MP3s in Feisty?
> ---Michael
I use totem (in conjunction with the mp3 codec). ive had many troubles 
just trying to get amarok trying to do literally anything. i cant get 
amarok to play cd's (on kubuntu) and i cant get it to play mp3s either 
(with the restricted package)

i just gave up and went with totem.


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