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Old 05-04-2004, 01:57 PM   #1
zirzop
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Rhythbox, Not working AAC Support


Hi all,

I have been recently trying to install ryhthmbox, to my Fedora Core 1 (ugraded to Gnome 2.6), and unfortunately having no luck in getting AAC/MP4 support on.

I have both GStreamer and Xine installed and they are both capable of playing AACs.
Infact in configuration of RHythmbox, I turn on MP4 support (--enable-mp4) and compile it like that.

When I try to import a folder full of AACs, Rhythmbox complains like this:

Unsupported MIME type application/octet-stream file:///whatever file is there

does anyone have an idea about how to fix this?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 05:30 PM   #2
bajjer31
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I'm having the exact same problem, hopefully somebody slicker than us will reply

Bill
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:26 AM   #3
rodrigom
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Hi everybody,
I have upgraded Rhythmbox to 0.8.5 version with yum from freshrpms.net repository (I haven't compiled anything) and now I can play AAC files, the only problem is that Rhythmbox doesn't read the song number well from the ID3 tag.
I'm using GStreamer 0.8.5 and gstreamer-plugins-extra-audio-0.8.3 package for AAC decoding.
I hope it be useful, good luck.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 08:34 AM   #4
hans-jürgen
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Quote:
Originally posted by rodrigom
Hi everybody,
I have upgraded Rhythmbox to 0.8.5 version with yum from freshrpms.net repository (I haven't compiled anything) and now I can play AAC files, the only problem is that Rhythmbox doesn't read the song number well from the ID3 tag.
I'm using GStreamer 0.8.5 and gstreamer-plugins-extra-audio-0.8.3 package for AAC decoding.
Hmm, it seems to me that there might be some confusion in this thread about *.aac and *.mp4/*.m4a files, the former can be tagged with ID3 (Winamp does this on default, but it's not a standard method) while the ladder must be tagged with iTunes-compatible tags like the ones that FAAC and FAAD2 would use.

Furthermore I'm not sure if the gstreamer plugin based on FAAD2 also enables the playback of *.aac files, because I read a related bug report that gstreamer would not include an AAC parser for plain *.aac files yet, only one for QuickTime (which obviously means the MP4 container format):

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148993

Anyhow, you could always mux existing *.aac files to *.mp4 with the command line tool mp4creator, so that gstreamer and related apps like rhythmbox should be able to play them. But this would remove existing ID3 tags from the *.aac files. If you encode with FAAC, you can produce new *.mp4/*.m4a/*.m4b (audio book) files with the -o switch using the desired file extension. You can also tag them with the appropriate command line switches, see the help screen.
 
  


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