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JOHN MOYLAN
2004-05-10, 14:02
The FAQ's on slimsite say that my squeeze will play 'm4a' files on windows
and OS X, but no mention of linux? I ask because I get no audio when playing
any of the apple lossless files I just created?

I have LAME installed on my mandrake 9.2?

should I have an entry for this in convert.conf? if so what should it be?

The convenience factor of this new format is a winner for me...if I can get
it to play.

cheers
john

kdf
2004-05-10, 14:44
Quoting JOHN MOYLAN <J.MOYLAN (AT) Turret-RAI (DOT) CO.UK>:

> The FAQ's on slimsite say that my squeeze will play 'm4a' files on windows
> and OS X, but no mention of linux? I ask because I get no audio when playing
> any of the apple lossless files I just created?
>
> I have LAME installed on my mandrake 9.2?
>
> should I have an entry for this in convert.conf? if so what should it be?
>
> The convenience factor of this new format is a winner for me...if I can get
> it to play.
>
> cheers
> john

the problem is, the new format is designed only for use with windows and OSX,
thus the only tools quickly available are for windows and OSX.

There is the ability to use FAAD2 to play AAC files under linux:
mov wav squeezebox *
[faad] -w -f 2 $FILE$

But it may require waiting for a patch to this to handle the lossless version.
Until there is a third party tool capable of decompressing the ALC files to
stdout, then Slimserver under Linux will be unable to play said files.

-kdf