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MP3 in the Music Store

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http://popey.com – Just a quick update. Matt Griffin has updated the Ubuntu One Music Store FAQ with this gem which is probably one of the single most often asked question. Q: Ubuntu can’t play MP3s out of the box so how will we play purchased songs? Canonical has put effort into making the customer experience as effortless as possible. When you visit the Ubuntu One Music Store, it will detect if you have MP3 support installed. If you don’t, the store will install the Fluendo MP3 plugin for GStreamer. The MP3 plugin is distributed worldwide at no charge under a license from Fluendo. An Internet connection is required. So, we have a free legal mp3 decoder in the repository which semi-automatically installs and makes it easy to play back mp3 files. Whilst this will likely still not please those who ‘need’ their music in Vorbis or FLAC format, it certainly makes it easy to get up and running with the store, and play existing music. (Distributions)