Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] I have a question about Rhythmbox. :]

On Mon, 01 Jan 2007 21:45:58 +1100, Becky Doyle wrote:

> What I would like to know is whether it plays WMA files... I'm thinking of
> switching from Windows to Ubuntu and I'm a little wary of whether I can play
> all my music or not.

Rhythmbox uses the GStreamer multimedia framework to play back audio
files. To play WMA files, you will need to install two packages:
'gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly' and 'gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg'. Both are
available from the 'universe' component of the Ubuntu software repository.

If the above reads like gibberish, see
<> for more information. :)

Note that if your WMA files are 'protected' by DRM (copy protection) then
you'll need to decrypt them somehow before GStreamer will be able to play

Sam Morris

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