MP3 support with Rhythmbox

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Ubuntu Linux in my humble opinion is one of the most user friendly Linux distributions around these days and anybody even remotely interested in switching to Linux should really give it a go. I myself was new to linux and I know first hand how difficult it can get when your first starting out learning something new (especially coming from a strong windows background).

One thing in particular was trying to figure out how to get mp3 playback in Rhythmbox (default ubuntu music player).

Here is the solution:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-plugins

No problem at all was it.

9 thoughts on “MP3 support with Rhythmbox”

  1. didn’t work here:

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package gstreamer0.8-plugins

    probably needs definition in that package manager first.

    n00b out

  2. Check your repositories. Chances are, if this isn’t working, you’re missing repositories.

  3. Only worked when I installed the fluendo plugin seperately for me.

    You need the metaverse/universe repos added to see these packages

  4. I’m running Gutsy and I had to install the fluendo package from the synaptic package manager before anything would work.

  5. For Hardy (8.04) I did $sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3
    You can do a $sudo apt-cache search gstreamer

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