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> Getting Mp3's To Work With Ubuntu
post Aug 28 2005, 02:29 PM
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Just installed Ubuntu last night. Ive looked around a bit and have found that .mp3 support isnt native due to legal reasons, so I went and tried to find a way to install plugin support for .mp3. I read a few websites, and the UbuntuGuide, but nothing seems to work. Anyway someone could help me out? I am a complete newbie as far as linux is concerned, I know how to do next to nothing within it, including doing anything besides starting the terminal. One more thing, Im tryin'g to install the XMMS media player, but I can't seem to get that to work either after reading the install instructions. They say

1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
    `./configure' to configure the package for your system.  If you're
    using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
    `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
    `configure' itself.

    Running `configure' takes awhile.  While running, it prints some
    messages telling which features it is checking for.

  2. Type `make' to compile the package.

  3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
    the package.

  4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and

  5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the
    source code directory by typing `make clean'.  To also remove the
    files that `configure' created (so you can compile the package for
    a different kind of computer), type `make distclean'.  There is
    also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly
    for the package's developers.  If you use it, you may have to get
    all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came
    with the distribution.

Im able to do the ./configure , but once I type in 'make' ( I do not include the quotes) I get the error
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.

Thanks in advance.

Ah crap sorry, didnt read the sticky about the double post error x_x
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post Aug 29 2005, 04:55 AM
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Try installing:


Then run amarok. It's a great audio app, and mp3's should work fine as long as you select the gstreamer plugin.

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