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Possible answer Unable to play mp3/mp4 in rhythmbox/movie player

Rhythmbox is unable to found mpeg mp3 plugin though vlc is able to play mp3 files.

I tried to install ubutnu-restricted-extras but it gives the following error

Err saucy-updates/universe libavcodec-extra-53 amd64 6:0.8.9ubuntu0.13.10.1
Err saucy-security/universe libavcodec-extra-53 amd64 6:0.8.9ubuntu0.13.10.1
Failed to fetch  503  OUT OF DISK SPACE

The problem persist.


To be clear my root has 450 GB space unused.

*df -*h gives:

/dev/sda1       455G  4.3G  428G   1% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev            1.9G   12K  1.9G   1% /dev
tmpfs           382M  1.2M  381M   1% /run
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            1.9G  184K  1.9G   1% /run/shm
none            100M   60K  100M   1% /run/user

Moreover I have found that the home folder(/home/aul) is full but I don't have a clue why.Please have a look at the screen shots and help if you can figure it out

Have a look at the link for the image:

Since I have space left what should be done to avoid this in future?

Do I have to create a new partition? I have recently format it so I don't have any issue reformatting it.What should I keep in mind while reformating?

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If I am correct VLC can play mp3 on its own because it comes wit its own codecs, Rhythmbox however needs the restricted extras – Wouter Nov 18 '13 at 12:31
Since it looks like you have only one partition /home/aul can not be full, as it is located in the root partition. Your problem seems strange. Please post the exact command you used to install the packages. – ortang Nov 18 '13 at 13:45
For the answers saying the user is out of disk space, please notice that the error is 503 OUT OF DISK SPACE. Which means the error comes from web-server at @Atul Try running sudo apt-get update and the try installing the packages again. – Dan Nov 18 '13 at 14:02
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The error is from the server, so either it is broken ( unlikely ) or you are using a proxy server and it is broken/out of space. Wait a while and it will probably clear up.

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You are right, should have thought about that. Ill remove my answer. – ortang Nov 18 '13 at 14:51

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