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jeff_rigby

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w32codecs willl not install
« on: December 15, 2007, 01:10:48 pm »
In Add software you have the option of installing w32codecs which I believe allows the ripping of mucic CDs.  This will not install, you can choose it but the hourglass icon indicating that it is in the process of installing never goes away and CDs will not rip.

I recently did a fresh install of LinuxMCE 7.04. 12/14/07

Has the software been removed from the mirror, I chose the Georgia Tech mirror


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Re: w32codecs willl not install
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 01:58:16 pm »
In Add software you have the option of installing w32codecs which I believe allows the ripping of mucic CDs.  This will not install, you can choose it but the hourglass icon indicating that it is in the process of installing never goes away and CDs will not rip.

I recently did a fresh install of LinuxMCE 7.04. 12/14/07

Has the software been removed from the mirror, I chose the Georgia Tech mirror

W32codecs are for handling various windows video formats and have nothing to do with the ability to rip CD's.

Before using add software you must have external internet access all setup and working. Have you tested/checked this is the case?

When you say CD's will not rip... what exactly happens? If you want to rip in mp3 format you must do two things first;

1) Add the lame library to your Core

open the console on your core and type the following;

sudu apt-get update <return>
sudo apt-get install lame <return>

2) In Web Admin go to;

Wizard -> Basic Info -> Installation

Then set your ripping format to mp3 and your chosen bit rate and then click 'Save'

Now you should be all set to rip CD's

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Re: w32codecs willl not install
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 05:22:59 pm »
 :)  That did it.  Do I do the same on each MD to have mp3 CD rip support?

Is there eanything else I should be installing that I should have known but didn't because I haven't read the docs?

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Re: w32codecs willl not install
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2007, 05:28:39 pm »
:)  That did it.  Do I do the same on each MD to have mp3 CD rip support?

Is there eanything else I should be installing that I should have known but didn't because I haven't read the docs?

Yes you need to add lame on each MD...

and yes there are many of those ;-)
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Re: w32codecs willl not install
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2007, 05:42:14 pm »
In Add software you have the option of installing w32codecs which I believe allows the ripping of mucic CDs.  This will not install, you can choose it but the hourglass icon indicating that it is in the process of installing never goes away and CDs will not rip.

I recently did a fresh install of LinuxMCE 7.04. 12/14/07

Has the software been removed from the mirror, I chose the Georgia Tech mirror



May be a bug with regards to the hourglass icon and the w32 codecs..  when I did the install, the message came up in the top left corner saying install of w32 codecs was finished, but I still have the hourglass icon next to them and that's been weeks ago...