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qkzoo
December 29th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Hello,

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my PC and am having problems with media. I copied a couple MP3's to my computer and imported them into Rhythmbox Media Player. When I try to play them, Rhythmbox says "Couldn't start playback Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in." It's an mp3, isn't mp3's supported? I'm really confused! Please help!

Q

mac9416
December 29th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Hi, qkzoo,

To play mp3's in Ubuntu, you must install ubuntu-restricted-extras. For instructions on installing it, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/#Ubuntu%209.04%20%28Jaunty%20Jackalope%29%20and%20 9.10%20%28Karmic%20Koala%29

Good luck!

qkzoo
December 29th, 2009, 01:15 AM
Okay, not sure what's going on; I right clicked the mp3 file, and selected "Open with Rhythmbox" and now it says "Unable to start playback pipeline" when I try to play it. For some reason, if I just double click the mp3, it opens in "Movie Player" and plays fine. Any ideas what is going on??

Thanks,

Q

qkzoo
December 29th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Hi, qkzoo,

To play mp3's in Ubuntu, you must install ubuntu-restricted extras. For instructions on installing it, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/#Ubuntu%209.04%20%28Jaunty%20Jackalope%29%20and%20 9.10%20%28Karmic%20Koala%29

Good luck!


Sorry, my last post was done before I saw someone had responded. Thank you for the response, I'm installing them as I type :)

Q

Oh, by the way, for other noob's like myself, the version of Ubuntu I installed (9.10 32 bit from ubuntu.org), includes a "Ubuntu Software Center" which makes installing stuff easy and a snap. Just search for "Ubuntu Restricted Extras" and it will pop up, then just click install.