Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Adding M4A's to RB, and "unsupported file" errors.

On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 04:03 -0400, Adam Berry wrote:
> [0x82319a8] [rb_metadata_load] rb-metadata-gst.c:560 (03:50:42):
> ignoring file file:///home/loonytick/music/test.m4a with detected type
> video/quicktime
> [0x82319a8] [rhythmdb_add_song] rhythmdb.c:945 (03:50:42): unsupported
> file

I had the same problem yesterday, but after a chat in #gstreamer (lot of
helpfull people there) and a lot of trial and error, it was solved.
There is a bug in gst-plugins 0.8.5 (typefind plugin) which apparently
only has been fixed 3 days ago in CVS. When I compiled the CVS typefind
plugin and the CVS faad plugin, my files were correctly recognized as
"audio/x-m4a" instead of "video/quicktime". I was then able to import
and play my files in Rhythmbox (0.8.8).

Here are approximately the commands I used (I already had stable
gstreamer installation available), to give anyone who wishes to try an
idea (blame me, I haven't come around to it the proper debian-package

cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs pdx freedesktop org:/cvs/gstreamer co gst-plugins
cd gst-plugins; ./ --prefix=YOUR_PREFIX
cd ext/faad; make; (sudo) make install
cd ../plugins/typefind; make; (sudo) make install

Be aware to remove the old plugins.

Good luck,


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