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    how to install mp3 decoder plugins in ubuntu

    hello all,
    i recently installed ubuntu 9.04 on my aspire 5738 which already have windows xp installed.
    I cannot play mp3 with rythmbox. It gives me an error saying MPEG-1 Layer3 decoder not installed.
    plz help with how to install decoders and plugins plus how to install other softwares..

    thans in advance.
    regards,
    deepink.
    Last edited by deepink; December 4th, 2009 at 01:14 PM.

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    Re: how to install mp3 decoder plugins in ubuntu

    Unfortunately due to copyright laws, Ubuntu is not allowed to have certain audio and video codecs installed by default. However, they can make them available after installation. Try these steps:

    Add the medibuntu repository:
    Code:
    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/[your_distro].list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
    Replace '[your_distro]' with your distribution (i.e. jaunty for 9.04, karmic for 9.10, etc)

    Import the gpg key. You will receive a message saying the source could not be authenticated (or something like that) just say yes.
    Code:
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install medibuntu-keyring && sudo aptitude update
    Install the w32codecs package and ubuntu-restricted-extras
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install w32codecs ubuntu-rectricted-extras
    All done!

    You may also want to check out this guide. Its a great help to new Ubuntu users who want a functional desktop with the most typically used software. (This is where the above came from. I know its for 9.04, but if you follow the above when adding the medibuntu part, you should be ok with any other distro from ~8.04-9.10.)
    http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfec...op-ubuntu-9.04
    Last edited by dvlchd3; December 4th, 2009 at 01:21 PM.

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    Re: how to install mp3 decoder plugins in ubuntu

    i tried but it says ERROR 407roxy authentication Required.
    and takes me back to my home directory..

    help..

    thank you.

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    Re: how to install mp3 decoder plugins in ubuntu

    ...do a backport update, and install the ubuntu-restricted-extras

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    Re: how to install mp3 decoder plugins in ubuntu

    thanks for your response... but im an absolute beginner.
    can you plz tell me how to install the ubuntu-restricted-extras...


    i tried what dvlchd3 had suggested....



    d@dlaptop:~$ sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/jaunty.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
    --2009-12-04 21:43:01-- http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/jaunty.list
    Resolving proxy1.pn.gbpuat.ac.in... 10.1.1.4
    Connecting to proxy1.pn.gbpuat.ac.in|10.1.1.4|:8080... connected.
    Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 407 Proxy Authentication Required
    2009-12-04 21:43:38 ERROR 407: Proxy Authentication Required.






    plz help.....




    thanks,
    Regards,
    Deepink.

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    Re: how to install mp3 decoder plugins in ubuntu

    enable your backport by editing: sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

    uncomment the line: #deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/hardy-backports
    main restricted universe multiverse (simply remove # before deb)

    ...save and exit, then sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras...you can re-edit sources.list if you want to, and mark the line which you formerly unmarked. (i assume you are using hardy, if not so just change the word hardy to whatever version you are using...intrepid or whatever)

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    Re: how to install mp3 decoder plugins in ubuntu

    i may seem stupid.... but plz help i m havin hard time with this installations n all....
    i tried and again got stuck....


    d@dlaptop:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package ubuntu-restricted-extras



    what to do???
    not happy

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    Re: how to install mp3 decoder plugins in ubuntu

    ...patience is the key to everything, take your time. what version of ubuntu are u in? make sure that you have edited sources.list correctly.

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    Re: how to install mp3 decoder plugins in ubuntu

    hey i m using jaunty.....

    still nothin worked

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    Re: how to install mp3 decoder plugins in ubuntu

    ...ok, we'll do it thru another way, download and install the restricted extras from http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/ub...tricted-extras maybe this would start-up things at the moment.

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