Hello. I've been usuing Ubuntu for about three or so months now. I started running Jaunty Jackalope 9.04. I haven't had any major problems until now.
That being said, I just put on the new distribution, Karmic Koala 9.10. I did a fresh install, not an upgrade. So far I like to new distribution except I have one problem. I re-installed all my apps and have had no problems except with burning software. k3b is the best burning software I've found so far for Ubuntu.
In k3b, whenever I try to add a .MP3 file, I get an error message (whether I drag drop the file in, use the programs internal browser, or use the "Add Files" option from the "Project Menu"). The error detail reads as:
Unable to handle the following files due to an unsupported format:
You may manually convert these audio files to wave using another application supporting the audio format and then add the wave files to the K3b project.
What I gather from this is that k3b will no longer convert the .MP3 files to .WAV before burning??? Or is this some bug in the program, or the new distribution.??? However I have no problem adding an .OGG file. Is this some type of legal issue???
Since k3b wouldn't work, I figured I'd give the native burning software a shot (hoping I could at least use that until the issue is resolved). Much to my disappointment, I received the same/similar error in Brasero. The error detail reads as:
"01-mos_def-excellence-mob.mp3" could not be opened.
"01-mos_def-excellence-mob.mp3" is not suitable for audio or video media.
At first I thought Brasero was insulting my taste in music by calling it "not suitable". [Pause for Snare-Snare-Highhat]. I even re-formatted and re-installed again, thinking I had a faulty installtion. Same problems. I know this thread is getting long, but there's one more thing I'd like to add. I got my grandfather to switch to Ubuntu just about a week ago. He got the exact same error with K3b, however was able to burn with Brasero. So I know atleast one other person has the same problem.
Please help. I don't know whats going on here. Is it a bug in the distro? A bug in the new versions of Brasero and/or k3b? A legal issue about converting .MP3 files? I'm stumped.