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Old 11-17-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy Amarok can't write AAC/M4A tags

I'm running Amarok 1.4.4 on Fedora Core 6 with the Xine engine. It can play M4A files just fine, but it can't write to tags. What do I need to install for tag-writing support?
Old 11-17-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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I had this problem as I was playing songs stored on a windows partition on my hard drive. Amarok can't write to NTFS disc space. Are your music files on a windows partition?

Just a thought.
Old 11-17-2006, 03:59 PM   #3
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None of my music files are on a separate partition. Also, there is a new tool called NTFS-3G (which I have installed) that allows Linux to write to NTFS partitions, so I don't think there would be a problem either way.

I also downloaded this program called EasyTAG, but it needs mpeg4ip to edit M4A tags. So I went ahead and got that, but when I try to install, it gives me errors:
$ ./bootstrap
dir: .
SDL appears to be installed
Error - we have detected a version of faac that has libmp4v2 support
and no copy of mpeg4ip-config. This means faac was built with
faad2 and the libraries will be incompatible.
Please reinstall faac without mp4v2 support
I'm thinking if I can get mpeg4ip to install, Amarok might be able to edit M4A tags. Any ideas?

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