View Full Version : [ubuntu] MP3 Incompatibility?

September 23rd, 2008, 11:23 AM
Hi guys,
My ubuntu doesn't seem to want to play Mp3's :(
I downloaded a bunch of mp3 players but all refuse to work! VLC will actually look like it's working with the progress bar moving along a second at a time, but no sound! However, my sound is working because my browser makes noises, and the volume is set to high, oh and movies work :D

Is this a common problem? Eep!
Thanks for considering :)

September 23rd, 2008, 11:25 AM
Do you have the codecs (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats) installed?

September 23rd, 2008, 11:26 AM
Hello :)

Have you tried installing the gstreamer plugins? I can't remember which set contains mp3 decoders, I have a suspicion it was the "ugly" ones...

September 23rd, 2008, 11:39 AM
Thanks guys, I had the restricted extras for a long time ye. I'll try the "ugly" gstreamer ones, but does that mean I am limited to a certain player? Not sure how this works :S