K3b (extragear) cannot create audio CD from mp3 files: plugins have dissappeared
Steven P. Ulrick
lists-kde at afolkey2.net
Thu Aug 27 01:52:26 BST 2009
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 4:12 PM, Steven P. Ulrick<lists-kde at afolkey2.net>
> > Hello Everyone
> > I have been compiling & installing KDE from Branch 4.3 SVN for a few months
> > 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
> > 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
> > well as the K3b MAD Mp3 decoder plugin (the latter may already be installed
> > not functional due to the missing libmad). Some distributions allow
> > 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.
Are you implying that k3b from extragear/multimedia compiled under Branch 4.3
KDE from SVN will look for plugins in /usr/lib? I just want to know for sure.
I did try what you suggested, and even deleted all k3b related items in ~/.kde.
I had no success.
But after I did all that, I had an idea. So I tried the following:
I logged out of my main user account ($KDEDIR=/usr in that account) and logged
into the account of the user that I built Branch 4.3 of KDE under. I ran k3b
from that account, and the plugins show up as desired.
Should the extragear/multimedia version of k3b (build under a different $KDEDIR)
work for me the way that it has been? Possibly or probably not. But I still
wonder, why did it work for me for so long? (logged in as a user that has
$KDEDIR set to /usr) And is there anything I can do to make it work the way
that it used to?
Steven P. Ulrick
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