How to Play MP3 Files in Ubuntu Linux??

     By default, Ubuntu Linux and many other Linux distributions can not play MP3 audio files. This is because copyright laws which prevent the vendor to distribute the support of the format mp3 on linux they make.

However, this does not mean you can not play mp3 files in ubuntu linux you use. You can download a kind of encoder (if the windows are called software) which you can use to play mp3 files. Here used is Totem, the default media player application in Ubuntu Linux and add codecs in it so it can read the file format mp3.

Assuming that your Linux Ubuntu connected to the internet, the easiest way to add theencoder to the Totem by mengkopikan one mp3 file to the desktop. Then open the fileusing the Totem media player.

You will get a message like this:

Click the Search button to find an encoder that is required to play mp3 files. From the results of these searches, you will find several options that can be used encoder.Select the first encoder to play some music files like mp3, mp3, sid, MPEG1, MPEG2.Click the Install button to begin adding to the encoder you are using Ubuntu Linux. If theUbuntu Linux system ask for the password of super user, enter your super user password and continue the installation. Click the Close button when the install is complete.

Mp3 files before you open that, now can be played with Totem media player. The next time you play the mp3 files again, you no longer need to download the encoderbecause it has been integrated with the Totem media player.

For more information about the mp3 player in Ubuntu Linux, you can read in the official Ubuntu website. Good luck! 😀

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Posted on 1 January 2012, in Tips N Trick and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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