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Old 08-20-2011, 02:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy Playing m4a files wiht xmms in Slackware 13.1


Slackware 13.1 comes with xmms however it cannot play any of my m4a files. I have been looking for a plugin but the sources seems to be very old and dont compile.

Any ideas where can I get a working plugin for Slackware 13.1 or 13.37?

Many thanks,
Old 08-20-2011, 03:05 AM   #2
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you are talking about the mp4 AUDIO format (m4a)

or is it a miss labeled video

ether one mplayer plays fine
Old 08-20-2011, 03:16 AM   #3
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Yes, the audio format. But with xmms
Old 08-20-2011, 07:17 AM   #4
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In order tp playback M4A files with XMMS you will need a plugin.

I am just uploading a rebuilt "faad2" package (for Slackware 13.37) which includes a xmms plugin for the playback of m4a audio.
Get the package here: . You will need a second package as well: id3lib which you can get here:

If you are not running Slackware 13.37 you can just grab the SlackBuild and other source stuff available in the same location and compile a faad2 package with xmms plugin yourself.

I verified on my laptop that installing my faad2 and id3lib packages will enable xmms to play m4a audio straight away.

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Old 08-22-2011, 01:25 AM   #5
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Brilliant! Works perfectly!



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