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neogeek23 01-24-2006 11:31 PM

Getting 1.3.1 amarok to play m4a
 
Hi, I'm new to linux and I have Mandrivia 2006 2.6.15.1 and need to get my iPod to work with Linux. I currently can get it to play mp3 and view my iPod. I must be able to play m4a. I really need it to controll my iPod like iTunes did. Is this that possible using amaroK or do I need to install iTunes via wine?

Well my iTunes disk must be corrupt b/c when I try to install it via Wine or my Windows partition, I get an Install Sheild error: 1268 (or something). So now I really need a Liux iTunes clone program.

halvy 01-25-2006 01:21 PM

does the amarok web site/docs claim to have codecs for m4a?

reddazz 01-25-2006 02:39 PM

Install the amarok xine engine and install win32 codecs. Amarok and xine based apps can play most media types if you have the win32 codecs installed.

neogeek23 01-25-2006 11:12 PM

I have the xine engine but how do I install the win32 codecs?

I pasted the all codec file for win32 in /usr/local/lib/codecs - how do you get xine to use them now?

Also does anyone know what to do when your iPod won't mount and is only seen as a removable hard drive?

Jzarecta 01-25-2006 11:59 PM

Try checking the configuration files from xine

/home/user/.xine/config

or something like this:
/usr/share/doc/xine-plugins-1.1.1/README

neogeek23 01-26-2006 12:39 AM

I don't have a configure file in /home/user/.xine/config

The readme didn't address my question so I sent them a letter

Thanks Though - I appreciate your help.

reddazz 01-26-2006 03:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neogeek23
I have the xine engine but how do I install the win32 codecs?

I pasted the all codec file for win32 in /usr/local/lib/codecs - how do you get xine to use them now?

Also does anyone know what to do when your iPod won't mount and is only seen as a removable hard drive?

I think its better to copy the codecs to /usr/lib/win32 because thats where most multimedia apps search for the codecs. Since you have already copied them to another location, you could probably create /usr/lib/win32 as a symlink to /usr/local/lib/codecs.

neogeek23 01-27-2006 12:23 AM

how do you create a symlink?

halvy 01-27-2006 02:35 AM

if you are in x then i think right clicking on the folder will give you options-- one of which will 'make link' (in gnome anyway-- kde is probably similar).

then just drag/move the 'link' to win32codecs (or whatever it's named) to the directory that you want it to.

or.. you can just copy the whole folder...same difference, actually a good habit since some progs choke on links.. unless of course you are sure that it won't be a prob.

i don't know how to symlink in terminal.. sorry :(

abisko00 01-27-2006 04:18 AM

Be aware that m4p files from the iTunes music store will not play, even if m4p is supported. The DRM protection does not allow this. I haven't tried to run iTunes with wine, yet.

mike_morley 09-23-2006 01:10 PM

I was having the same problem.

I found that if you go to http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/download/ and install all the latest rpms it works fine.


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