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Thread: Canot find the package 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad' in Synaptic.

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    Canot find the package 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad' in Synaptic.

    I am a beginner level ubuntu user.

    In Synaptic Package manager i cannot find the package "gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad".

    Information may be needed to help me
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    >lsb_release -a
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
    Release: 10.04
    Codename: lucid

    >uname -r
    2.6.32-32-generic

    My requirement:
    I want to play .m4a in my 'Totem Movie Player 2.30.2'

    So i found that i have to install the above mentioned package
    The information i got it from: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/deb...port-etch.html

    I have found i can download the .deb file from http://www.deb-multimedia.org/dists/...ins-really-bad

    But i would like to install it with Synaptic.

    In Synaptic i can find 'nice', 'good', 'bad' and 'ugly' but not 'really-bad'.

    Thanks.
    (this is my first post

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    Re: Canot find the package 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad' in Synaptic.

    Hi ,
    If you want to search for Ubuntu packages , you can go here --> http://packages.ubuntu.com/ and fill the required fields
    or
    you can open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and use the search option from apt like this
    Code:
    apt-cache search <package name or part of>
    This package you are looking for , is not in Ubuntu's Official repositories. Is an external package , so you must add an external repository to your system to install this package.

    These repositories listed here --> http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ , (this is a link from the link you gave) , is for Debian. I don't know if you add a debian repository to Ubuntu will work ok or if you install the .deb package make any difference.

    As for m4a files , I think are playable on Ubuntu 12.04 with gstreamer plugins you added.
    Probably another player needed to play them.
    Try to install Smplayer.
    Open a terminal and
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install smplayer
    and try to open your files again with Smplayer.
    Thanks
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    Re: Canot find the package 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad' in Synaptic.

    you need the ffmpeg gstreamer plugin & likely the bad one as well.
    Your link is somewhat generic post from 5 yr.'s ago, Ubuntu doesn't have a 'really bad' package anymore
    So installing these three should take care of most decoding needs

    gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

    Or copy & paste this complete command into a terminal, press enter on keyboard

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg \
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

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    Re: Canot find the package 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad' in Synaptic.

    @NikTh As you suggested i install the SMplayer. while playing the m4a i got a warning telling my MPlayer is old( i have attached the screen shot). And i have attached the log file.

    As mc4man told, the package is old so i have not installed the 'really-bad' from other sources.

    @mc4man all the three packages you have mentioned are installed in my computer.

    Still the m4a is not working.

    Thank you for the help.
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    Re: Canot find the package 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad' in Synaptic.

    Ubuntu is based on Debian and this comment was in synaptic under sound-juicer.
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad (not available in Debian)
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    Re: Canot find the package 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad' in Synaptic.

    So what can be the problem for not playing the m4a file?

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