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420friendly 08-07-2008 06:58 PM

How Can I Play Aac Media?
 
how can i play aac media on 7.04?

David the H. 08-07-2008 07:21 PM

I'm not sure about the details, but in general you need to install faad, the Free aac decoder (and faac for encoding). The players you use must be compiled with support for it (or have an aac plugin or whatever) as well.

Thinking about it, perhaps the easiest way to ensure playback ability would be to make sure you have an faac/faad enabled version of ffmpeg installed. Since there are ffmpeg plugins for both xine and gstreamer, and mplayer can also use it, that should cover playback ability with most of the common media players.

420friendly 08-07-2008 08:25 PM

do i just have to download and itll work or is there more, im new at this so any help is appreciated

jay73 08-07-2008 10:05 PM

I would begin by setting up the Medibuntu repository, which tends to have a lot of stuff that can't go into the regular repositories because of patenting issues. Just search google for Medibuntu and read the instructions it provides on how to install it. Amarok-xine should be able to play AAC, and Audacious should too withg audacious-plugins-extra. you'll also need faac and libmp4v2. I imagine these will install automatically if you install vlc and/or mplayer.


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