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Old 01-28-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
Jiawen
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Mplayer: "Cannot find codec for audio format 0x6134706D."


I'm trying to get Mplayer or any media player to work with .mp4 videos with AAC/FAAD audio encoding. At least, I think that's what I'm trying to do -- I'm not really sure what encodings are being used. Every time I try a file, I get the following error:
Code:
Trying to force audio codec driver family libmad...
Requested audio codec family [faad] (afm=faad) not available.
Enable it at compilation.
Cannot find codec for audio format 0x6134706D.
I've tried uninstalling Mplayer, downloading the "all codecs" file, unzipping it into /usr/local/lib/codecs and /usr/local/lib/win32 and then reinstalling Mplayer via Rpmdrake, but it doesn't work -- I get the same error message.

I get the feeling I'm installing the codecs into the wrong place (what is the right place?) or that I'm installing Mplayer wrong somehow, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Please help!
 
Old 01-29-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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I usually put the codecs in /usr/local/lib/win32 and it works for me without re-installing mplayer.

I would first test to see if you codecs are being read, try playing a wmv file for example. If that plays then check out this thread.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=387708
 
Old 01-29-2006, 08:20 PM   #3
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I figured it out, or at least solved it... I uninstalled Mplayer, my .mplayer folder, the Win32 and other codecs packages and pretty much anything else I could think of related to Mplayer. I updated my sources, and found a new PLF source, then installed the latest PLF version of Mplayer, skipping the Mandriva version altogether. I think I also installed a different libavcodec or ffmpeg in there somewhere. Anyway, Mplayer is now apparently able to deal with AAC/FAAD/whatever audio codecs. Maybe it's a Mandriva problem?
 
  


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