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Ubuntu- Playing MP3 files with Amarok

Amarok is a popular software probable one of the most appreciated in the world due to its efficiency and inclusive package under Linux.

Amarok is however set as default standard under the OS Kubuntu. Amarok works also with Ubuntu which moreover limits to some packages. For more information, go to below link:


The Gap with Amarok is that it does not read MP3 files when launched as default. To remedy to this, types in a console the following command:

sudo apt-get install libxine-extracodecs
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Published by jak58. Latest update on July 24, 2009 at 05:49 AM by jak58.

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Also note the GStreamer backend which gives flawless playback of many audio files, see e.g. http://mstenberg.com/blog/2010/08/04/amarok-flac-mp3-wma-codecs/
apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg worked for me.
thanks. this worked for me
ur problem solving, it worked
@tom: Thanks! worked for me too
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