View Full Version : [kubuntu] Exaile doesn't have plugin. But VLC works.

December 30th, 2009, 03:13 PM
I just set up Kubuntu on my work laptop and was trying to play an audio CD. My music player of choice is Exaile, and Exaile hits me with an error I've never had in all of my years of using *buntu with Exaile:

You do not have a decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to install the necessary plugins.

But the same audio file plays in VLC. Hmmmm? What am I missing? I have w64 codecs, medibuntu, and restricted extras. *shrug*

Uncle Spellbinder
December 30th, 2009, 03:45 PM
I'm on Windows at the moment, so I can't check. But check the plugins in Exaile itself. Under preferences. There might be a CD plugin not checked. Just a guess.

December 30th, 2009, 04:53 PM
I pulled the mp3 off of the CD and tried to run it locally too. No dice.

December 30th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Exaile uses gstreamer and the gstreamer packages usually aren't installed by default on kubuntu. Just make sure you don't install pulseaudio if you don't have it installed already. INstall gstreamer0.10-alsa first to minimize your chance of that.

December 30th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Good tip - but it worked out of box with my Kubuntu install on my desktop. Only difference is that's 9.04 cause 9.10 hated my desktop, while I'm on 9.10 on my laptop where I'm running into this issue.

It's no biggie cause I'm finding I actually like Amarok 2, but even still it confuses me.

December 30th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Ok, so what does exaile say when you run it in a terminal?

January 22nd, 2010, 09:14 PM
Ok, so what does exaile say when you run it in a terminal?

Im having this same problem..
heres what it says in terminal:

INFO : Loading Exaile
INFO : Loading settings...
INFO : Setting up deferred idle manager function...
INFO : Loading plugins...
INFO : Loading collection...
INFO : Loading devices...
INFO : Loading interface...
INFO : HAL Providers: [<cd.CDHandler object at 0x8fa76cc>]
INFO : Loading main window...
INFO : Loading panels...
INFO : Connecting panel events...
INFO : Connecting main window events...
INFO : Done loading main window...
INFO : Playing file:///media/Old%20computer/Program%20Files/Jeremys%20%20iTunes%201/itunes%20Music/Cradle%20Of%20Filth/Damnation%20and%20a%20Day/05%20Damned%20In%20Any%20Language.mp3
** Message: don't know how to handle audio/mpeg, mpegversion=(int)1, layer=(int)3
ERROR : <gst.Message GstMessageError, gerror=(GstGError)NULL, debug=(string)"gstplaybasebin.c\(2327\):\ prepare_output\ \(\):\ /GstPlayBin:player"; from player at 0x9416040> ['__class__', '__cmp__', '__delattr__', '__dict__', '__doc__', '__format__', '__getattribute__', '__grefcount__', '__gstminiobject_init__', '__gtype__', '__hash__', '__init__', '__new__', '__reduce__', '__reduce_ex__', '__repr__', '__setattr__', '__sizeof__', '__str__', '__subclasshook__', 'copy', 'flags', 'parse_async_start', 'parse_buffering', 'parse_buffering_stats', 'parse_clock_lost', 'parse_clock_provide', 'parse_duration', 'parse_error', 'parse_info', 'parse_new_clock', 'parse_request_state', 'parse_segment_done', 'parse_segment_start', 'parse_state_changed', 'parse_step_done', 'parse_step_start', 'parse_stream_status', 'parse_structure_change', 'parse_tag', 'parse_tag_full', 'parse_warning', 'set_buffering_stats', 'set_seqnum', 'src', 'structure', 'timestamp', 'type

January 22nd, 2010, 10:51 PM
I'm not convinced this is a Kubuntu problem.


Just installed Ubuntu.

I have medibuntu.

...Same issue with Exaile.

January 22nd, 2010, 11:09 PM
To fix this problem: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

yes i meant Ubuntu not kubuntu