[gst-devel] gstreamer-faad/gstreamer-quicktime m4a & Amarok question

Ronald S. Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Mon May 16 22:37:16 CEST 2005

Hi Michael,

On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 01:51, Michael Collins wrote:
> I'm running Amarok 1.2.3 on SuSE 9.2 Pro with KDE 3.4.  My m4a files aren't 
> playing and one of the threads I've run across says that I need 
> gstreamer-faad and gstreamer-quicktime installed for them to work.  The 
> problem is that I can't find them.  Is this something you still support or 
> am I totally misunderstanding the issue?  I'm a bit new to the open source 
> world so please pardon my ignorance.

You'll need libfaad2, which you can get from http://audiocoding.com/.
Packages for any distro are available at random places (e.g. freshrpms
for Fedora). Then you'll need to re-compile gst-plugins, but only
ext/faad/, and install that and re-run gst-register (it should now find
the 'faad' element). You can also download gst-plugins-extra-audio from
freshrpms, which includes the 'faad' element (afaik). You can then
decode m4a files.


Ronald S. Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>

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