media player for mpeg-4? xmms can't load faad plugin

Louis LeBlanc FreeBSD at
Sun Jun 26 18:47:45 GMT 2005

Anyone have any luck getting xmms to play m4a (mpeg-4) files?

I've installed the xmms-faad port, but the plugin doesn't
seem to want to work:

/usr/X11R6/lib/xmms/Input/ Undefined symbol "MP4GetTrackAudioType"

I wonder if this could be one port stepping on another, or even just a
simple path problem, like LD_LIBRARY_PATH?

I have gotten gmplayer to play these files, but it doesn't do playlist
shuffling and the gain is so low through gmplayer that I have to crank
the gain and volume to the max just to hear it at a decent level.
Then every darn time I get email, ringin.wav plays over it at max
volume.  I almost did myself a mischief the first time that happened.
Sure it's hilarious in hindsight, but it really scares the dirt outa
you when it happens.

I also tried xine.  It's pretty cool looking and all, like xmms, and
it has a very cool splash, but it dumps core when I try to play m4a

BTW, these m4a files were ripped by iTunes on my wife's windoze box,
and I am trying to play them on FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p1.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

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