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Thread: [SOLVED] Can't get MP3 to play -- Totem says I need x-ms-asf plugin??

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    [SOLVED] Can't get MP3 to play -- Totem says I need x-ms-asf plugin??

    Hello! I've been trying to get this mp3 file to work that a friend (who has a mac) can't get to play on his computer. When I double-click on it it opens up the Totem player, then I get a dialog that says it cannot play and needs an 'x-ms-asf' plugin.

    I've installed the medibuntu respository, the nonfreecodecs, and ubuntu restricted extras but it still won't play. I thought it might be a corrupted file (my friend downloaded it from limewire), but thought I'd check this forum for help before I tell him it's a lost cause. Any ideas?

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Can't get MP3 to play -- Totem says I need x-ms-asf plugin??

    Did you install the w32codecs package? If not, install it. Also make sure that gstreamer0.10-pitfdll is installed.

    Although, it seems to me that it is corrupted.
    Last edited by kostkon; July 31st, 2008 at 06:19 AM.

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    Re: Can't get MP3 to play -- Totem says I need x-ms-asf plugin??

    Code:
    sudo apt-get gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
    That's what I use for my mp3 codec.
    ...Getting used to Ubuntu...

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    Re: Can't get MP3 to play -- Totem says I need x-ms-asf plugin??

    Quote Originally Posted by kostkon View Post
    Did you install the w32codecs package? If not, install it. Also make sure that gstreamer0.10-pitfdll is installed.

    Although, it seems to me that it is corrupted.
    I have the w32codecs package installed but could not find gstreamer0.10-pitfdll. Do I have to add a respository for that?

    I also have the gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly packagae installed.

    I even tried opening this file with Windows. Windows came back with the message that the .mp3 extension didn't match the file type, and asked if I really wanted to open it. It got a severe threat warning, so I didn't. I think it's safe to say it's corrupted!

    Thanks so much for trying to help, anyway!

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