[ALUG] MP3 players+Ubuntu

Adam Bower adam at thebowery.co.uk
Thu Jul 24 15:05:34 BST 2008

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:34:15AM +0100, Bev Nicolson wrote:
> Plugging in a generic MP3 player, I see that 8.04 no longer treats it as a USB drive and says it can't play what's on there without searching for codecs etc. Given that it's all in MP3 format this must be nonsense. It was more helpful when it viewed it as a USB drive so is there a way of changing this? 
> Thanks. 
> Bev. 

mp3 is a patent encumbered file format, ubuntu doesn't carry the
required codecs in the default install (probably) read:


for more information and how to fix.

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