Fix Amarok Error: "Fingerprinting of .mp3 files is not supported"

By Lowell Heddings on July 2nd, 2007

If you receive an error saying “Tunepimp (MusicBrainz tagging library) returned the following error: “Fingerprinting of .mp3 files is not supported” when you are attempting to fill in the tags on your mp3 files using Amarok’s MusicBrainz plugin, then you’ve come to the right place.

This error message is really wide, isn’t it?


All you need to do is completely close down Amarok (make sure it’s not in the tray either), and then open up a terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt-get install libtunepimp5-mp3

Restart Amarok, and you should be able to immediately start using MusicBrainz:


Now if I just knew which album that song was on… 

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/2/07
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