I'm trying to install playedit-0.1.6 (an editor for Android playlists) in Kubuntu 14.10. It's only available in source form, it seems. So I went through the configure ritual several times, each time having to install another batch of software. But eventually I got stuck: the configurator required libmtp, and apt-get install couldn't find it. So where is it? If it doesn't exist, is there another way to install playedit?

  • Did you try libmtp-dev? Apr 19, 2015 at 0:11
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    This might be related to the fact that (K)Ubuntu 14.10 is not supported abymore. It might be a good idea to upgrade.
    – Klaus D.
    Feb 2, 2019 at 4:28

2 Answers 2


Try to install:


The latter contains libmtp.so, two other may be dependencies

From my system:

$ dpkg -l *libmtp*
ii  libmtp-common                     1.1.6-20-g1b9f164-1ub all                   Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) common files
ii  libmtp-runtime                    1.1.6-20-g1b9f164-1ub amd64                 Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) runtime tools
un  libmtp8                           <нет>                 <нет>                 (описание недоступно)
ii  libmtp9:amd64                     1.1.6-20-g1b9f164-1ub amd64                 Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) library
  • I got one step further but now it needs libmpg123. I do have libmpg123-0:i386 installed, but I don't know what to do to get the playedit configurator to use it.
    – Paul A.
    Apr 24, 2015 at 16:29
  • Surely, you joking? $ dpkg -l *libmpg123* gave me two packages to install: libmpg123-0:amd64 and libmpg123-0:i386. You should just apt-get install libmpg123 and let your system decide which architecture to install. Apr 25, 2015 at 1:32

You can use a PPA or you can even compile the program yourself if you really want to..

PPA (precise, quantal, raring, saucy, trusty, utopic)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glennric/mtp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playedit


At first use this command:


If messages appear like this:

`No package 'libmpg123' found`

install the missing package with this command, eg.:

sudo apt-get install libmpg123-dev

Then run:


and install with make install:

sudo make install

or with checkinstall for a deb package

sudo apt-get install checkinstall
sudo checkinstall
  • I did install libmtp-dev. The problems with libmpg showed up after I installed it and again did a configure.
    – Paul A.
    Apr 24, 2015 at 17:52
  • sudo apt-get install libmtp9
    – A.B.
    Apr 24, 2015 at 18:24

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