View Full Version : [ubuntu] I am trying to play audio, but failing

May 27th, 2008, 05:39 PM

I am trying to play audio, but failing. When I did a fresh install of Hardy I backed up my music on CD. After Hardy was installed I proceeded to insert the back up CDs and copy/paste the files into the MUSIC folder. Then I imported the files into Rhythmbox and they wouldn't play. Nor would They play in Amarok, or any pre-installed DVD players.

To answer some anticipated questions:

I am 100% sure I backed up the Cds properly

I have looked through reassuringlyoffensive's very helpful guide (THANKS=))
and executed the following

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get remove icedtea-gcjwebplugin openjdk-6-jre && sudo apt-get install alsa-oss compizconfig-settings-manager faac faad gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gstreamer0.10-pitfdll liblame0 sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin pulseaudio-utils unrar w32codecs

Funnily, when I did that, suddenly everything worked. I played some music and watched a DVD. But now, two days later suddenly I am back to square one... Except for the fact that VLC will show video but audio of the same DVD I watched 2 days ago. Rhythmbox however won;t even track across the progress line let alone play anything.

Thanks in advance for any help.


May 27th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Rebooted and it seems fine. Wonder if it will hold.

May 27th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Do mark the thread as solved. :)