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    nishant_nms New Member

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    I am new to linux. I has just installed Ubuntu 6.06. Now I have a trouble. I want to enable support for mp3 files. Plz help me out. And don't ask me to search the forum I had tried it and I got more confused. Plz explain in detail and step by step. I had always been a Windows fan and I hope that all of u out there will convert me into a linux fan.
     
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    open terminal,
    type "sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list"
    text editor will open with a file, scroll to its end and paste these lines
    Code:
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted universe multiverse
    
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted universe multiverse
    
    deb http://packages.freecontrib.org/ubuntu/plf dapper free non-free
    deb-src http://packages.freecontrib.org/ubuntu/plf dapper free non-free
    
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu dapper-commercial main
    
    deb http://wine.sourceforge.net/apt/ binary/
    deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main
    
    deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ etch non-free
    
    deb http://kubuntu.org/packages/kde-latest dapper main
    deb-src http://kubuntu.org/packages/kde-latest dapper main
    deb http://kubuntu.org/packages/koffice-latest dapper main
    deb http://kubuntu.org/packages/amarok-latest dapper main
    
    deb http://compiztools.free.fr/debian unstable main
    deb http://www.beerorkid.com/compiz/ dapper main
    
    deb ftp://cipherfunk.org/pub/packages/ubuntu/ dapper main
    deb-src ftp://cipherfunk.org/pub/packages/ubuntu dapper main
    
    deb http://nightlies.videolan.org/build/dapper-i386 /
    deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
    save the file and close it, back to the terminal

    copy paste the exact thing "sudo aptitude install xmms", this will install xmms and you can play your mp3s

    to enable mp3 and other file format support in default players (rhytmbox & totem) copy paste these lines one by one
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

    hope this helps
     
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    I used ur method but was not able to install gstreamer0.10-pitfdll. It says Coudn't find pakage. I had added all the Repositories from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu#what except the section Adding Other Repositories . However now I am aple to play MP3. How do I install the package.
     
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    Just use EasyUbuntu,it can't get easier than that.
     
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    Just replace the /etc/apt/sources.list file with the one given by Chester, he's mentioned how to do it.
    Then open the terminal and type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    This will take some time cos new files available at these sites will be indexed.
    Then again follow what he's said.
    You can download whatever media player you like.
    I prefer amaroK for audio, but on Ubuntu it will a huge download since it needs kdelibs. I guess it should be around 50MB, not sure though. You can check this up by typing
    Code:
    sudo apt-get amarok
    It will warn you about how much data to download.
    For other purposes I prefer Mplayer or VLC.
    Another good media player is xine with gxine as GNOME frontend.
    XMMS is good as a winamp look alike but I don't really find it that good compared to above mentioned players.
     
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    Ok I justwanted to know that wether I need gstreamer0.10-pitfdll to be installed. Will in long run it can be problem not to install gstreamer0.10-pitfdll
     
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    I don't really know. I use Totem-Xine/amaroK/Mplayer/VLC + win32 codecs rather than gstreamer. It works fine for me.
     
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    OK few more Questions My ubuntu is 64 bit and I want to know that how can I get Opera working for it
    Second in Windows I used Soundman as equlizer for my PC how can I do so in linux
     
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    Hmm then I guess you will be better going in for gstreamer rather than win32 codecs, I am not sure if win32codecs work fine in 64 bit OS's.
    For opera just download it from opera's site or just type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install opera
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    I don't know what's soundman and what is it really helpful for.
     
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    amarok & xmms both have nice equalizers
     
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    Yeah, win32codecs dont work on 64 bit linux..
     
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    If you use 64-bit Ubuntu Win32 Codecs, Flash, Java can't be installed. Since they
    are 32-bit applications!!
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    The Windows Codecs package cannot be used directly by the AMD64 distribution. Some people solve this problem by installing the i386 Ubuntu distribution inside a chroot (for example, Linux Vserver or dchroot), and this works very well.
     
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    I had downloaded Opera from Opera's site and it says I can only use it on i386 platform
     
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    try installing it through synaptic, still i doubt it will work on 64 bit.

    its better if you shift to 32 bit ubuntu
     
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    Wich is the best mp3 player
     
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    Depends on each one's choice. I'd say amaroK-xine or VLC.
     
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    +1 for AmaroK
     
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    I had installed AmaroK now. But it doesn't plays Mp3 while movie player and Rythumbox Music Players are able to play Mp3
     
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