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I have a CD I burnt with MP3's from originals I own. I wanted to store songs from favourite CD's. This CD used to play fine when I ran Windows, ...
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    MP3's not playing


    I have a CD I burnt with MP3's from originals I own. I wanted to store songs from favourite CD's.
    This CD used to play fine when I ran Windows, and when I used to dual boot Windows/Ubuntu. I've tried using Juk, Amerok, and 2 other Multimedia programs to play them but it just re-scans the files to Playlist. When I do a Properties, all seems fine except Duration is 0. The file sizes seem ok. I've tried installing various MP3 codecs and apps but nothing helps. Any suggestions?
    Note: I've tried playing them on the CD and copied them to my HD. No dice.
    Ok, I checked it out and found a German language reference to sudo apt-get. I understand what it's refering to because I've used the commands before so I can guess the rest.
    There's an ugly plugin (gstreamer), and custom mplayer codecs (w32).
    Argyle! I think I'll start from scratch.

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    check this page http://wiki.ubuntu.com

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    Perhaps you could try doing an automatic install of all the useful codecs and programs to make ubuntu play your music. My favourite program to use is easyubuntu http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/

    Basically, to install the program just copy and paste the following code into a terminal window:

    Code:
    wget http://robotgeek.org/eu/easyubuntu-3.01.tar.gz
    tar -zxf easyubuntu-3.01.tar.gz
    cd easyubuntu
    sudo python easyubuntu.py

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    thanks for the advice

    I'll keep the code handy.
    Last night I did an install of kubuntu and lost most of my configuration including my user names and passwords. So I installed Damn Small Linux for a change of scenery. I'm bound to find something that works. I guess I should have stayed with Ubuntu. Live and learn.

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    Talking got it all working

    I made sure xmms was installed then did this:

    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

    Works good so far. I like xmms because it has an EQ.

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