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Before I explain my predicament, I will point out that I know practically nothing about computer programming. Therefore, I will probably pick apart almost any response I get with questions like, "what is a (insert alien linux word here)?" Please be patient with me, because I really would like to learn how to use this program. I got so sick of using Windows on my computer that I took a dive and grabbed this one.
So far, everything is running okay. There are things I have yet to learn, however. My main and most urgent problem as of now is this plug-in called faad2. I really haven't installed any sort of plug-in before, so anyone who answers this question is probably going to be helping me with my linux future as well.
I just recently transferred some of my friend's music onto my computer, but he has a mac and itunes, so some of his files are not mp3's, but are m4a's. faad2 is a plug-in for xmms, and it seems several other programs, that allows it to play .m4a files. I downloaded it, extracted it, and now I have a faad2 folder on my desktop. Inside there're a lot of file . . . thingies, and after browsing for a couple minutes I came across two documents that appear to be instructions on how to install this stuff. However, no matter how closely I think I am following these instructions, I am getting no results. Here are the two documents.
To compile under Linux.
just run :ton install the mp4/aac plugin run :
- autoreconf -vfs && configure
and install as root with :
- make install-strip
- autoreconf -vif
then run configure with options you want.
run ./configure --help for more informations.
about the xmms plugin.
The xmms plugin need to be build after the install of the faad project.
so after you have installed correctly faad (--with-xmms options) you need
to configure and build the xmms plugin part in the plugins/xmms directory.
Read the README and INSTALL files into the xmms directory.
I tried these commands with Tools-Run Command in the exact same browser from which I was viewing this document, and no results.
I also found this document further deeper in the faad2 folder.