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Mp3 not playing in ubuntu...

Ubuntu is not playing any mp3 files. i heard that linux does not play mp3. windows which i have installed alongwith plays mp3. please help !!

Ubuntu - 9.04
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U need to install the codec for all such file formats. wen u try to play the music it will automatically search the internet and install them. otherwise install gstreamer plugins. please install them.

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Click on System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager.
Then type:
gstreamer
Mark the plugins, "ugly",and "ugly-multiverse".
Click Apply.
Enter your password, and wait for the download to complete.
Close Synaptic, and you should be able to play your .mp3 files.

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