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zaivala
February 13th, 2009, 07:38 PM
I have had my ups and downs with Ubuntu over the past year... mostly ups, but not so complete that I'm ready to chuck Windoze over the side, and the downs have occasionally been enough to want to just start over. My best successes, and most frustrating failures, to date have been with Ubuntu (Gnome). I have tried, and not liked, Kubuntu and K4ubuntu. So I thought I'd try Xubuntu for a change.

The installation went without a hitch, all my favorite programs and even Nethack run beautifully...

Until I tried to view a video at YouTube, and noticed I had no sound. I then tried the music player, to see how deep the problem was, and found that it didn't even recognize my MP3 files. (Over on the Gnome side, Rhythmbox saw them and suggested a codec download. Listen doesn't even see them.)

I have checked all the sound settings I can find to check. Maybe xfce calls the control I need something different than I can think of.

Any suggestions?

RomanIvanov
February 13th, 2009, 08:51 PM
you need to install mp3 support from Repository - just put "mp3" in "Add/Remove" application for search and install, for youtube I have no problem with youtube sound -read this http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/

zaivala
February 13th, 2009, 11:43 PM
you need to install mp3 support from Repository - just put "mp3" in "Add/Remove" application for search and install, for youtube I have no problem with youtube sound -read this http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/

I understand that, but why should I do that when I don't have sound at all? I'll gladly get the mp3 codecs... once the speakers work.

zaivala
February 14th, 2009, 08:01 PM
A user at LinuxQuestions.org forum tried to tell me it was a problem with my Intel sound and the Linux kernel... that did not make sense, as my sound worked properly with Ubuntu/Gnome and Kubuntu...

zaivala
February 16th, 2009, 06:44 AM
you need to install mp3 support from Repository - just put "mp3" in "Add/Remove" application for search and install, for youtube I have no problem with youtube sound -read this http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/

This did not work in Xubuntu. In Ubuntu, it is unnecessary, as just loading Rhythmbox will load a message that you need to load the MP3 codecs, and a simple installation box right then and there. There are no such instructions for Xubuntu, and looking in Add/Remove only finds programs, most of which do not run in Xubuntu (such as Rhythmbox), which list MP3 somewhere in their description.

The native music player is Listen. The only thing that happens when I load Listen is it says it is playing whatever song is on the queue... but I still have no sound, so I don't know whether I'm missing codecs or not.