Can't play mp3s in ubuntu linux

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  1. sarincv

    sarincv Member

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    I am new to ubuntu linux. when I recieved the installation cd, I installed successfully, but i can't play any of my mp3 files or video files. Help me
     
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    Which version of Ubuntu you are using? If you are using version 5 , you need to upgrade your distro. If you are using version 6. You need to download & install XMMS.
    Since MP3 format is patented they can't give it free in Ubuntu.
    For installing XMMS & MPlayer (to play VCD, DVD, almost all video formats)
    checkout the following link:
    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=48791
     
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    have u install the codecs???
     
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    You can install XMMS this way in Ubuntu. Open the terminal Window.

    sudo apt-get install libmikmod2

    sudo apt-get install xmms

    You'll see after a few minutes XMMS will be installed to ready to play MP3!!
     
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    Hi buddy,
    me too recently switched to Ubuntu version 6
    I installed xmms player through which i am able to play mp3 files. also i installed vlc player for .avi files.
    Open synaptic package manager from system>administration and select packages
     
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    or Try beep media player.. Its an xmms clone and really slick and fast.
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    AFIAK that project is dead and now they are working on BMP player or something :?:
     
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    Is xmms available in synaptic? Are there any dependancies?
     
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    Yes u cn vry well install xmms frm synaptic. I think there r few dependency bt synaptic will take cr of thm
     
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    Hey, Tech_your_future, don't advice for installing Automatix. You need high-speed
    broadband for using it - ie., 512 kbps or higher 2 MB/ sec will be most suitable.
    Automatix installs lots of applications that will take hours and hours even on 128
    kbps broadband!! No broadband service provider is giving 2 MB/ sec in India!!
    In US broadband is very cheap and also very very fast (more than 768 kbps - 2 MB).
    So in India you will be installing software for days!!
     
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    U can try installing EasyUbuntu,works perfectly well.
     
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    Thank you all.plz kepp in touch with this topic
     
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    Yup BMP .. its like winamp 5 with a media library and all.. Thats only for ubuntu 5.10+ If he is using a older one then its beep

    @sarincv Install beep media player.. Its a single deb package and no dependencies at all... Find it in the ubuntu repository

    packages.ubuntu.com
     
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    NEVER EVER SUGGEST AUTOMATIX. It is untested software, poorly written, and is known to severly break many many ubuntu installs. Instead go for easyUbuntu - http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/ - if at all you need one touch software like this.

    The best ever guide for multimedia on ubuntu is this wiki page - http://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFormats - please everyone suggest this link instead of suggesting individual packages, so that the new users can also find proper packages for video playback and all...
     
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    OK lesson learnt.
     
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    At the ubuntuforums it was all praise for Automatix.. Anyway I like to get dirty with packages then doing it the easy way..
     
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    I did'nt solved the problem yet. XMMX is not there in the ubuntu CD I got
     
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    Have you read http://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFormats that page carefully ? You dont need XMMS (its XMMS and not XMMX ;) )

    However, you will surely need an internet connection atleast once, to get those packages. Ofcourse the multimedia stuff is not included on the CD, for the reasons listed on the page above.
     
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    I actually copied the libraries needed for enabling multimedia into rapidshare.de . I am not sure sharing that is legal because it is a restricted formats. If it is legal to share inform me. I will give the link. This is for those not having internet connection in ubuntu linux 6.06.
     
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