Can't play MP3s? - *SOLVED*

Michael Satterwhite michael at
Sun May 20 16:19:09 UTC 2007

On Sunday 20 May 2007 10:56:48 scott wrote:
> 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.
> I'm pretty sure the Ubuntu restricted package is not for the Kubuntu
> distro and installs the Mp3 support for Gstreamer, Amarok uses xine.
> > What do I need to do to be able to play MP3s in Feisty?
> When I need to install any support for restricted formats I find this
> wiki page very useful

> To play MP3's in Kubuntu you need to do a apt-get install
> libxine1-ffmpeg or use your favourite package installer (mine is
> synaptic) to install the package libxine1-ffmpeg.

I'd read the referenced Wiki page, but it's written to exclude the ffmpeg file 
from Feisty - it specifically references Edgy and Dapper, but the only 
reference under Feisty is about playing DVD's. Obviously, I was being too 
literal. Thanks for the help.


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