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brooke1011
July 2nd, 2010, 10:45 PM
I'm new, and I cannot get rhythmbox to play music. Whenever I try to play music, this message appears: "Your Gstreamer installation is missing a plugin". Does anyone know how to fix this??

rcayea
July 2nd, 2010, 10:46 PM
I'm new, and I cannot get rhythmbox to play music. Whenever I try to play music, this message appears: "Your Gstreamer installation is missing a plugin". Does anyone know how to fix this??

Copy this into a terminal:

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

I got that long terminal command from the medibuntu site which is located here:
http://medibuntu.org/

brooke1011
July 2nd, 2010, 10:52 PM
Okay I entered it. Now it says, "[sudo] password for brooke" I tried to enter my password but it's not working. Like I said, I'm new. haha.

rcayea
July 2nd, 2010, 10:57 PM
Do you possibly have the caps-lock on? You want the password you entered during setup.

brooke1011
July 2nd, 2010, 10:59 PM
Wait so the password I used to log on to Ubuntu?

rcayea
July 2nd, 2010, 11:01 PM
yes. that is your "sudo" password, meaning your Super User DO password

brooke1011
July 2nd, 2010, 11:02 PM
never mind! i got the password and a whole bunch of stuff happened on the terminal. so is it fixed now or do i have to do more?

rcayea
July 2nd, 2010, 11:05 PM
The terminal probably had a bunch of lines pass before your eyes, right?

That is the computer doing the work. In linux you get to see what is happening. Some of us like it this way.

So now, to play it safe, type into the terminal:
sudo apt-get update

Once you do this you should be able to go to Rhythmbox and play songs.

limestone
July 2nd, 2010, 11:14 PM
just install ffmpeg gstreamer plugin, search in synaptic for mp3

warfacegod
July 3rd, 2010, 12:15 AM
Copy this into a terminal:

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

I got that long terminal command from the medibuntu site which is located here:
http://medibuntu.org/

This seems like allot for what should be fairly simple:


sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

lkjoel
July 3rd, 2010, 01:41 AM
The terminal probably had a bunch of lines pass before your eyes, right?

That is the computer doing the work. In linux you get to see what is happening. Some of us like it this way.

So now, to play it safe, type into the terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Once you do this you should be able to go to Rhythmbox and play songs.
rcayea, did you mean that?

rcayea
July 7th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Yes, I did. Thank you for correcting my error.

Randy

lkjoel
July 8th, 2010, 02:09 AM
Or

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Depending on what you want;)

garethfoxwilliams
July 8th, 2010, 11:47 AM
"Ubuntu Restricted Extras" is/are available through the Ubuntu Software Centre.

The package contains all the "non-free" stuff ie:
True Type fonts
Java
Flash
Codecs
etc. etc.

By "non-free", we mean 'free as in beer' but not 'free as in speech' .
Ubuntu cannot include these in the downloadable distros as they will infringe some countries' local laws, but as you will see it's easy to get them post install.

Paqman
July 8th, 2010, 11:54 AM
"Ubuntu Restricted Extras" is/are available through the Ubuntu Software Centre.


+1

Medibuntu is nice to have, but not actually necessary to get mp3 playback in Rhythmbox. Installing the restricted extras package will kill off all your codec and multimedia woes in one simple step.