View Full Version : [ubuntu] rythum box wont play mp3 downloads

July 9th, 2008, 04:34 PM
hi just dowloaded a couple of mp3 audio files rythm box wont play them. anyone got any ideas , it say couldnt start playback (null). dont have a clue how to fix this anyone got any ideas please.:confused:

July 9th, 2008, 04:38 PM
If you download and install gstreamer and its plugins, it should fix the problem even for rythm box. Do this:
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly mpg123 in the Terminal shell, hit enter, and enter your password when it says to.

July 9th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Try Amarok or install the gstream plugin for totem. That should do.


July 9th, 2008, 05:13 PM
tried downloading all the gstreamer codecs still wont work

July 10th, 2008, 12:52 AM
Are you sure they are good files? Can Rythmbox play any other MP3 files that you have available>

July 10th, 2008, 01:07 AM
You may have corrupt mp3 files. Does your system play mp3s right now?