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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Installing MP3 support for amaroK

Unfortunately amaroK doesn't come with MP3 support in Ubuntu. But that's easy to fix.

1. Check, if you have included the Universe sources in /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Type "sudo apt-get update" in the shell (or use the Update Button in Synaptic)

3. Type "sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg" (or select and install it in Synaptic)
This will install the needed libmad0 library as well.

4. Start amaroK and play your MP3 files :)

if this does not work in the first go then restart the computer and it should work.

If you have any better idea please do add it as a comment.

- Mihir Patel.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your info; this is exactly the problem I'd like to fix. Trouble is, I don't know how to do this on an Asus Eee PC.

Best, Abel