I just installed Ubuntu desktop 13.04 in my computer, dual boot with windows 7.

How to install mp3 plugin? Because I want to listen to music and watch movie, but the player requires plugin? How to solve this problem?


2 Answers 2


Type in terminal:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Hope it works!

  • It work on fresh install, it also install unrar, flashplayer-install, MS fonts, mpeg2 and other libs.
    – jcubic
    Jun 28, 2014 at 15:35

1) Try to open terminal and run following command to install mp3 library:

$ sudo apt-get install libmp3lame0

2) I don't think so. On the contrast, I think network speed is higher than Windows because of more efficient network applications. If you feel software update slow, you can change repository source by detecting the fastest source automatically.

  • it takes such a long time to download even vlc player...
    – Khairul
    Jun 17, 2013 at 6:39
  • @Khairul - this is related to your second problem, on the internet, which seems more serious. create a separate question on that and try to give more details
    – user47206
    Jun 17, 2013 at 6:56
  • This don't work, I have it installed (be default) and mp3 don't work.
    – jcubic
    Jun 28, 2014 at 15:32

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