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Cant play MP3 [closed]

asked 2013-07-10 23:52:48 -0600

Srik gravatar image

updated 2013-07-11 23:03:15 -0600

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Opening a MP3 file displays this message: Parole needs MPEG1-1 layer 3 decoder to play this file. It can be installed automatically. And when I click install button nothing happens. I'm using fedora 19 XFCE. Is this a bug? Pls help.

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by FranciscoD_
close date 2013-07-11 05:18:21.225334


Please search the forum before posting new questions. There are multiple questions on the subject that have already been answered. Closing as duplicate.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-07-11 05:17:56 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-07-11 02:06:45 -0600

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updated 2013-07-11 02:07:30 -0600

Mp3 is a patent-encumbered format and you won't find it in the fedora repo. You need to install add the rpmfusion repositories. To cover a wide range of players (xmms, rhytmbox, audacious, amarok...):

$ su -c "yum install xmms-mp3 gstreamer-plugins-ugly audacious-plugins-freeworld-mp3 xine-lib-extras-freeworld"

Please make sure that you have installed and enabled the rpmfusion-free repo at least. For your player, gstreamer-plugins-ugly should be enough.

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@tempus: That worked. I noticed few players are using gstreamer1 version while others are still using the previous version of it. Thank you.

Srik gravatar imageSrik ( 2013-07-14 20:11:58 -0600 )edit

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