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Old 10-24-2004, 08:25 AM   #1
Livewire_T
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XMMS and AAC


I know this subject has been covered quite a bit, but....

I just came off a fresh format/reinstall of FC2. Of course, I had to rpm -e xmms and compile the source, because the distro doesn't include xmms-config for some stupid reason.

I'm trying to get the input plugin to play my m4a files (made by iTunes). It seems that xmms support is sketchy at best. After installing the faad2-2.0 and faac-1.24 and mpeg4ip-1.1 and id3lib-3.8.3, the options for the xmms plugin were slim. The only one that worked (kind of) was included in the faad2 source. However, with this plugin, xmms crashes after switching songs 3 or 4 times.

I'm wondering if there are some different compile options I could use to prevent this. Conversely, is anyone working on a better plugin? I don't know if the problem lies within the plugin or the decoder (faad2).

Any suggestions?

PS This post was not meant to downplay the contributions of the developers who worked on those plugins. I'm playing with the idea of joining in the fight to create a decent plugin is all.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:15 PM   #2
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Update:
After using the plugin included with faad2 for a couple days, here's my observations:
XMMS seems to fill up all available memory when playing AAC files. There is no search capability Somehow, XMMS has managed to drag X down with it a few times. XMMS crashes after playing about 5 songs.
Maybe I should try some different compile options to stabilize it a bit? Anyone experimented very much with this plugin?

Also, it appears I can't edit (or view for that matter) the id tags. Is this part of the faad2 plugin or is it id3lib for that?
 
Old 11-20-2004, 10:01 PM   #3
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This is a hack, but perhaps it will help you until faad2 gets the support you need..

Hyriand, over at the www.thegraveyard.org made a neat little xmms plugin that lets you use mplayer as a plugin to play quicktime movies etc.....

I don't know if he is still maintaining it... I tried to get a hold of him....but havent had any luck...

Download his xmmplayer plugin--- ....

then download the file from my homepage.. and replace the xmmplayer.c in the src dir of xmmplayer

compile and install....

***DISABLE the MP4 plugin that comes with xmms *lipmp4.so *)

Then xmmplayer should play your m4a files....

HOPE thie works for you...



http://www.thegraveyard.org/files/xm...-0.3.3.tar.bz2

http://www3.sympatico.ca/ghunt5/xmmplayer.c


Cheers,

Gary
 
Old 11-20-2004, 11:50 PM   #4
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This isn't going to help much, but I've been using faad2, libid3 and other add-ons to enable m4a (or mp4) playback on XMMS 1.2.10 without any problem. I can play more than 20 m4a songs in a row with XMMS without crashing.
 
  


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