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Jens-Christian Fischer
2004-09-08, 04:58
I have a mixed collection of MP3 and AAC files (non DRM, ripped myself)
sitting on a Debian Server.

I have followed the instructions in the FAQ (downloaded latest nightly
build and faad, changed the convert.conf file)

Here are the problems I have:

- I can't compile FAAD. When I run "autoreconf -vif" I get the
following error:
autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf --force
configure.in:14: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PROG_LIBTOOL
If this token and others are legitimate, please use
m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.
autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1

- I then hunted down an older (May 17 2004) prebuilt binary and installed
that. The relevant line in convert.conf looks like this:
mov wav squeezebox *
[faad] -w -f 2 $FILE$

faad2 identifies like this:
sauron:/usr/local/slimserver# faad -v
****** FAAD2 (Freeware AAC Decoder) V2.0 RC1 ******
[cut]

When I try to play an AAC file, I get a loud screech / noise / click

When I manually convert a AAC file like this:
$ faad -f 2 file.m4a > test.wav

I see the decoding process
****** FAAD2 (Freeware AAC Decoder) V2.0 RC1 ******

Build: May 17 2004
Copyright: M. Bakker
Ahead Software AG
http://www.audiocoding.com
Floating point version

************************************************** **

Track Type Info
1 audio MPEG-4, 194.211 secs, 128 kbps, 44100 Hz

Decoding /home/samba/music/iTunes/Compilations/Worldwide Underground/05
Woo.m4a took: 5.79 sec.

but the resulting file is onl y197 bytes long

Any ideas?

thanks for your help
Jens-Christian