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MP3's not playing
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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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:
wget http://robotgeek.org/eu/easyubuntu-3.01.tar.gz tar -zxf easyubuntu-3.01.tar.gz cd easyubuntu sudo python easyubuntu.py
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.
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.