[mythtv-users] aac/m4a playing
kevin.kuphal at myrealbox.com
Fri Apr 16 09:57:31 EDT 2004
This was one thing on my list of things to look at in the near future. The
audio library that MythTV uses recently fixed/added m4a support in their CVS
version. I haven't tested it yet, but if it works then it will be trivial
for me to add m4a (but not DMA protected AAC) to MythMusic since it will be
an extension of the existing WMA support from the library. The only othe
caveat is that there is a revamp of the entire music service coming (MFD)
that already includes m4a support if I recall correctly so it might be a
duplication of effort if that is already in place.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Chris Wieringa
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 7:32 AM
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> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] aac/m4a playing
> >>>> dlsnyder2 at comcast.net 4/16/2004 3:29:14 AM >>>
> >Ok so I know I can't rip to m4a/aac formats from a CD but I'm kinda
> >disappointed that I can't even listen to my m4a encoded songs that I
> >got from iTunes.
> >Anyone know how to do it. What music player does knoppmyth
> use? Does
> >that player have an add-on to allow m4a's or can I switch
> the player so
> >that I can use m4a's???
> The iTunes store encrypts purchased songs for DRM purposes.
> AFAIK, there are no clients for Linux that follow the DRM
> that is imposed on purchased songs (or can even decrypt them
> to play them). Unless Apple ( or Fairplay, the DRM
> technology provider ) release code that would allow for such
> an integration into a Linux music player (in this case
> MythMusic) it is doubtful that it will ever happen legally.
> However, lately there has been a project called Playfair that
> touts the ability to remove the encryption from a song
> purchased through iTunes. It was being hosted on
> sourceforge, however, after a legal complaint from Apple it
> was pulled from the site. The end goal of this project is to
> provide a decrypted music file that can be played in other
> applications that support them. IANAL, but it seems to me
> you downloaded from iTunes and is illegal under the DMCA.
> One possible expansion to MythMusic would be the ability to
> playback aac/m4a/mp4 files. I believe that using the FAAD
> v2.0 libraries this should be able to be integrated into
> MythMusic ( http://faac.sf.net ). I personally would like to
> see this ability integrated into MythMusic, as it is a better
> compression algorithm overall and I'd like to start
> converting my CDs to aac/m4a/mp4.
> Chris Wieringa
> cwieri39 at calvin.edu
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