sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
And then I have music. And the light came on. During install, I had connected to the internet and selected to
- load updates while installing
- install 3rd party software wich includes MP3
But apparently it didn't happen. So I clicked on AppCenter and selected Updates, and sure enough, there was a whole slew of updates waiting. The moral of this story is always double check the install.
After running those updates and rebooting, I found that most of the bugy stuff was gone.
And now I am suitabley impressed with Loki!