K3b (extragear) cannot create audio CD from mp3 files: plugins have dissappeared

Paul Hartman paul.hartman+gentoo at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 22:47:41 BST 2009

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 4:12 PM, Steven P. Ulrick<lists-kde at afolkey2.net> wrote:
> Hello Everyone
> I have been compiling & installing KDE from Branch 4.3 SVN for a few months now.
> I have also been taking the risk of compiling & installing a number of items
> from extragear & playground, k3b being among them.
> K3B has been compiling perfectly for quite a while now.  I have been burning
> Data & Audio CD's from K3B (from MP3 files) with no problems at all.
> Now, all of a sudden I have started getting this message:
> Mp3 Audio Decoder plugin not found.
> K3b could not load or find the Mp3 decoder plugin. This means that you will not
> be able to create Audio CDs from Mp3 files. Many Linux distributions do not
> include Mp3 support for legal reasons.
> Solution: To enable Mp3 support, please install the MAD Mp3 decoding library as
> well as the K3b MAD Mp3 decoder plugin (the latter may already be installed but
> not functional due to the missing libmad). Some distributions allow installation
> of Mp3 support via an online update tool (e.g. SuSE's YOU).

It may be looking in a different place for the libraries instead of
/usr/local/kde4/lib/kde4/. You might try to symlink those affected k3b
files from there to /usr/lib and see if that fixes it.
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