PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Music won't play.



msohn88
September 20th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Hello, I installed Ubuntu last night and people on here helped me get through play musics on Rhythmbox and Amarok even though I imported them from Windows.

When I played songs today, the songs won't play at all.

The scroll bar won't move; any help?

neurostu
September 20th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Did you install support for MP3s? Try installing ubuntu-restricted-extras then see if that fixes the problem.

k33bz
September 20th, 2008, 08:24 PM
I have never used Rhythmbox and I have had problems with Amarok before in the past. Have you tried Audacious. It is a much better program in my opinion. But everyone has their own taste.

msohn88
September 20th, 2008, 08:26 PM
How do I install that?

Do you mind if you show me the commands here? :)

k33bz
September 20th, 2008, 08:28 PM
audacious is in your synaptic manager

msohn88
September 20th, 2008, 08:32 PM
I am downloading that right now.

Will this program play iTunes purchased songs?

k33bz
September 20th, 2008, 08:33 PM
I am downloading that right now.

Will this program play iTunes purchased songs?

That I am not to sure, all my music that I have is either music I have created or music that I ripped from my CDs

msohn88
September 20th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Everytime I want to play a song, I have to import from my Windows partion.

I do not know where to find them.

It takes forever to find a folder to import.

Any suggestions?

msohn88
September 20th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Well, the program you introduced to me won't play songs either.

mc4100
September 20th, 2008, 10:07 PM
I am downloading that right now.

Will this program play iTunes purchased songs?

If you use rhythmbox (which uses gstreamer), then opening a terminal (Applications -> Accessories) and typing:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Will install everything you need to play .mp3 files, etc., and if you download the El Tunes (http://www.el-tunes.com/) .debs, then you'll be able to playback (pre-Version 8 purchased) music from iTunes.

Hope that helps.

Edit: It seems ElTunes has stopped development, they don't even link to it on their website, but I suppose you can still find it on bittorrent.

msohn88
September 21st, 2008, 01:06 AM
Well... I restarted the ubuntu, and it plays... this is weird.

msohn88
September 21st, 2008, 01:51 AM
I get this message:

msttcorefonts uses defoma │
│ │
│ Msttcorefonts uses the DEbian FOnt MAnager (defoma). If you wish to use │
│ the fonts provided by this package under the X Window System, you must │
│ configure it to use defoma fonts. │
│ │
│ The easiest way to do so is to use the x-ttcidfont-conf package. For │
│ more information, install the x-ttcidfont-conf package and consult its │
│ documentation under /usr/share/doc/x-ttcidfont-conf. │
│ │
│ For uses of msttcorefonts not related to the X Window System (e.g. │
│ printing) this is not required.

neurostu
September 21st, 2008, 03:58 AM
I am downloading that right now.

Will this program play iTunes purchased songs?


You cannot play itunes purchased music unless you buy the DRM free songs from iTunes.

mc4100
September 21st, 2008, 04:03 AM
Well... I restarted the ubuntu, and it plays... this is weird.

Sound to me like a perfect example of a PulseAudio crash; in the future, to kill a mis-behaving PulseAudio:

killall pulseaudio
Or simply start it up again:

pulseaudio

msohn88
September 21st, 2008, 09:24 PM
Thanks, it works now.