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tuumi
December 26th, 2009, 02:52 PM
I'm pretty new to Linux. I made a media center computer for my brother who lives in the boonies without internet. He can listen to the mp3 files on VLC but since I forgot the install the MP3 codecs he can't use Rythmbox to create a library of his music.

I need a self installing program that I can put a thumb drive and take to his computer so I can install the mp3 codecs. Is there a simple program (linux equivalent of an .exe) that will do what I need. Or is there another simple way to get what I need on his computer?
Thanks for your help.

ron999
December 26th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Hi
For Rhythmbox the codec you need is called:-
gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 0.10.7.debian-1ubuntu1
(For Karmic Koala that is).

You can download a deb package from here:-
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gst-fluendo-mp3/0.10.7.debian-1ubuntu1
:guitar:

Then you will install it using the program GDebi Package Installer.
Or right-click and install with... GDebi

tuumi
December 26th, 2009, 03:54 PM
OK thanks. I've got those three files on a thumb drive and I'll try it out later today and get back.
You guys are great.
:guitar:

ron999
December 26th, 2009, 03:58 PM
OK thanks. I've got those three files on a thumb drive and I'll try it out later today and get back.
You guys are great.
:guitar:
NO NO NO
I've given you the wrong link.
It's this one that you need:-
http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3
It's just one file. The one that says i386. At the bottom of the page.
Sorry.
:confused:

tuumi
December 27th, 2009, 12:47 AM
Yeah. I couldn't get those to work. I'm back and I'll give those a shot.
Should the gdebi installer already be installed?

ron999
December 27th, 2009, 12:57 AM
OK, 1000 apologies.

Yes, Gdebi comes with Ubuntu, if it's not already installed you can get it from
System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager.

mac9416
December 29th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Hey, tuumi,

The best way to get .debs to install on offline computers is to use Keryx (http://keryxproject.org). It acts much like Synaptic except you can carry it on a flash drive.

For your brother, you will want to download ubuntu-restricted-extras using Keryx. When you get ubuntu-restricted-extras and its dependencies to your brother's, you can install them by simply double-clicking each file.

Hope that helps!