Can't play my m4a (aac), Debian


I've been trying for long to solve this problem, I've been searching forums and mailinglists but with no luck.

I've installed the following:
moc 2.5.0-alpha2, I had the same problem with stable.
ffmpeg 0.cvs20070307-5, I think, ffmpeg -v can't tell.
moc-ffmpeg-plugin 1:2.5.0~alpha2-1
and even daap 2.5-4, still both ffmpeg and moc says: no coded for this file, it does list the files...

all from unstable.

mplayer can play all my old cd-ripps done with iTunes
daap can convert the files to wav, and they play fine

is there some configuring I have to do?
I'm using Debian Etch on i386.

The ffmpeg library distributed with Debian wasn't compiled to support aac streams. You can install and try the ffmpeg command to play this file and the result should be the same as in MOC. mplayer works because is has its own version of ffmpeg library and doesn't use the the one from the Debian packages. One option is to compile ffmpeg by hand from their CVS.

Damian Pietras - MOC developer

Interesting, Debian people seems to have a way of confusing people.
I'll try to install it from source then, would stable work?

There are no stable releases of ffmpeg, you can get the snapshot that was used to make the Debian package: and dwnload .orig.tar.gz file and compile it yourself to be sure that it works.

Be sure you have all necessary libraries (like libfaad2-dev for aac support).

Damian Pietras - MOC developer