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How to get .mp3 decoder plugin for K3B on Fedora 19?

asked 2014-01-19 13:41:43 -0600

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updated 2014-02-15 13:35:27 -0600

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What is the name of the package you need to get to decode .mp3's on K3B?

I have been all over the internet, finding such suggestions as "k3b-mp3" and "k3b-extras-freeworld", but none of them seem to solve the problem...

Every time I run K3B, I receive the same message about K3B requiring the libmad library and the MAD .mp3 decoder plugin, but I can't determine just what the package name IS for the plugin! I'm sure someone out there knows what it is (I just wish it wasn't so hard to figure out...).

Thanks in advance! ZTagre.

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answered 2014-01-19 14:15:30 -0600

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updated 2014-01-19 14:17:41 -0600

I just did this yesterday and here's how you do it:

  1. Open a terminal

  2. Type: sudo yum install k3b-extras-freeworld

  3. That's it. Open up k3b after running this command and you will see that the error message about the missing codecs/libs has disappeared.

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I did EXACTLY THAT, and I had extremely high hopes that this indeed was the solution to the problem; however, when I then tried running K3B again, I still received that same pop-up message! I'm running the 64-bit version of Fedora 19, and normally have no problems with it! This is quite confusing! I of course had installed libmad BEFORE k3b-extras-freeworld, which was named exactly as expected from the pop-up...

ZTagre gravatar imageZTagre ( 2014-01-19 16:20:12 -0600 )edit
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Did you reboot? That is very strange indeed. I'm running Fedora 19 with 64-bit architecture as well and I had k3b open with the message displaying while I ran this command from a terminal and after it completed I closed k3b; did a restart; re-opened k3b and no error message popped up about missing anything. The other libs may not be installed already but you can try removing libmad and k3b-extras-freeworld this way: Type: sudo yum remove k3b-extras-freeworld then EXACTLY what command did you use to install libmad? I didn't install libmad at all when I ran sudo yum install k3b-extras-freeworld.

newk0001 gravatar imagenewk0001 ( 2014-01-19 17:11:24 -0600 )edit

k3b-extras-freeworld is from rpmfusion , you need configure rpmfusion repos please see : http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2014-01-20 18:08:15 -0600 )edit

Yeah, sorry I was so long in trying the re-start (which DID fix the problem, BTW! Thanks...). It's just that this particular Fedora installation can't be rebooted willy-nilly, as it has specific responsibilities. I must wait for specific events to complete before I can restart it. Sad that you should need to reboot Linux at all, though (I don't normally need to, even after the weekly "update session"...)! That's what I love about Linux (and EXACTLY what I dislike about Windows). The constant rebooting!!! I was always planning on trying the reboot whenever it was possible to do so, to see if this fixed the problem. Thanks for the help! ZTagre.

ZTagre gravatar imageZTagre ( 2014-01-22 03:12:22 -0600 )edit

No problem at all. Glad I could help.

newk0001 gravatar imagenewk0001 ( 2014-01-22 22:11:30 -0600 )edit

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