recording sound and saving in/ exporting to MP3

Chris Jones jonesc at
Thu Apr 30 16:36:38 UTC 2009

Lisi Reisz wrote:
> I am wanting to install win32codecs, files for MP3 etc. et al., with an 
> initial view to being able to chose MP3 as my filetype in Gnome Sound 
> Recorder.  So I found instructions on the net and tried to add the Medibuntu 
> repositories to my sources list. 
> I now have a Medibuntu entry in sources.list.d, but nothing in sources.list 
> and Synaptic does not seem to be using it.
> I am new to Ubuntu and Gnome, tho' not to Linux, and a recording and mixing 
> n00b and ignoramus.
> All advice in sorting this out gratefully received, and by all means ask me if 
> I have plugged it in!!  Or tell me to RTFM. ;-(  But if you say the second, 
> could you tell me where to find the FM??
> Lisi

What does

  > sudo apt-get update

give ? Do you see anything from medibuntu listed ?

If it does try running

  > sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

to make sure you are up to date.

Then see if

  > sudo apt-get install w32codecs

does anything.

If anything above fails. Post the output you get.

cheers Chris

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