Error in Ubuntu File format not recognized

Asked By 40 points N/A Posted on -

Hi there,

I have this error in Ubuntu when I want to play this song. After I got this error, all my audio files gives me the same error. I don’t know what happened and all error appeared after I tried to play Recreational Chemistry. Can anyone help me to fix this error? Why my files are not recognized anymore?


File format not recognized

We’re Sorry, but we could not play Recreational Chemistry> .The file may be corrupt or use a file format that we do not recognize.


Answered By 572870 points N/A #188015

Error in Ubuntu File format not recognized


Obviously, you are trying to play an unsupported format. This doesn’t only happen in Ubuntu but with other operating systems as well if the application doesn’t recognize the format of the file being opened and this is normal. Unfortunately, because of licensing issues, playing of MP3 files and other file formats can’t be done that easily.

By default, Ubuntu doesn’t include applications that can read or play music files and they need to be installed separately to be able to play music. To play MP3 music, go to Applications and then open Ubuntu Software Center. See image.

In Ubuntu Software Center screen, click View and select All Software. See image.

Go to the search box and enter without quotes “restricted extras”. Find “Ubuntu restricted extras” and click Install. See image.

When you are prompted, enter your password and click Authenticate to install the package. See image.

And you’re done. Just close Ubuntu Software Center after the installation and you’ll now be able to play MP3 music.

Login/Register to Answer

Related Questions