>Since I run Fedora, it was pretty easy to find a precompiled rpm and I
>am using that now. Google for your favorite precompiled package format.

Duh - it seems that Debian has faad2 as a package. Anyway, I found a 2.1
Beta version made in July and it converted and m4a file to a 34 MB wav
file (on the command line) so I gather that this is working.

I'll try it out when I get home ;-)

Thanks for the pointer