Getting MP3s working on Amarok

Posted: 26th July 2009 by Tim in Ubuntu
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Amarok, by default, does not come with the MP3 codecs installed. This is for a variety of reasons that I’m not going to go in to here.

To get MP3s working in amarok, or to listen to internet radio, you need to install the libxine1-ffmpeg package. In ubuntu, that means doing the following:

sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg

Restart Amarok (if it’s open) and voila.