After upgrading Ubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04, my most favourite application suddenly stopped playing music with the error message:
** Message: don't know how to handle audio/mpeg, mpegversion=(int)1, mpegaudioversion=(int)1, layer=(int)3, rate=(int)44100, channels=(int)2, parsed=(boolean)true pid:17764: (media plugin) processGSTEvents:273: GST error: You do not have a decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to install the necessary plugins. pid:17764: (media plugin) processGSTEvents:273: GST error: Internal data flow error.
Investigation shows that this codec was in gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly, but that doesn't exist anymore in 16.04!? There is a gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly, but this application isn't using gstreamer1.0 and doesn't look for it.
How can I get my plugins back? I will need the 'bad' plugins too.
Note that I already tried installing ubuntu-restricted-extras, but that didn't help.