Any generic (non-wm-specific) audio players?
kline at tao.thought.org
Fri Jun 23 23:20:09 UTC 2006
On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 11:46:52AM -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> > Another thing I've been wondering about is xmms-faad2
> > which is mp4 or a High Effiency decoder of "aac"(?)
> > streams that only require 24kpbs to yeild fairly high
> > fidelity sound. Does anybody know anything about how
> > xmms-faad2 works with good ol' xmms?? (I'm completely
> > new to most of this--streaming sites. But then just got
> > new speakers w/bass boombox!) So any tips will be very
> > welcome.
> > gary
> The faad2 item should just be a plugin for xmms. It's kind of
> convoluted how they compile stuff with the faad2 lib, but basically-in
> Linux at least-it downloads the complete faad2 source, compiles it
> first, then compiles the plugin from a different branch from the main
> source in the source tree.
I don't quite understand. Many weeks ago sky.fm had an
AAC stream for its "Mostly Classical" stream and I tried
xxmms-faad to play the sky.fm AAC dtream. ZIP. After a
fewhours I kicked the cat and hit the wall and gave up.
I've looked around for other HE encoding with AAC, no-joy.
> I was doing a bit of reading too (trying to see if I can just change
> the source a bit to get ID3/iTunes tags to be read in xmms), and it
> turns out that iTunes uses MP4 format with AAC encoding, as opposed to
> AAC which uses MP2 encoding as a base.
I know virtually Zero about this other than the theory;
unfortunately, here theory is useless. I poked around at
web sites and FAQ's:: nothing gave me any *practical*]
advise. xmms is beyond Neat, but exactly how does xmms-faad2
PLUGIN??? I grep's the /work/* xmms code for pluggin, nothing.
<&c ** 2> [[ Interesting tidbit about Apple, BTW.]
> Doesn't really matter all that much I suppose, but I was just
> looking through the source trying to figure stuff out and the original
> author's nomenclature is just a bit confusing.
Good to know I'm not the only one. I realize we/FBSD have a
rather small bunch, but there are some brilliant people on-list.
Maybe some thoughtful person can clue me in....
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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