View Full Version : iTunes files in Gnome's Rhythmbox?

4th November 2004, 04:14 AM
I have Rhythmbox 0.8.3 installed on FC2. I just loaded all of my MP3s but I still have a bunch of (unprotected) M4A files. I would *prefer* not to convert them to MP3 (since I would lose quality), so is there a plug-in I can load to enable M4A playback? To get MP3s working on it I had to install 'gstreamer-plugins-mp3' via yum, and then run the binary 'gst-register-0.8'

Is there a similar plug-in for MPEG-4 audio files? Or should I convert them to MP3? (I'd be interested in knowing how to do that anyway so I can play these songs in my car MP3 deck.)


4th November 2004, 04:18 AM
If Rhythmbox can already play MPEG-4 Audio, or can with the "gstreamer-plugins" package added, could I rename the extensions or something for them to be read?

5th November 2004, 07:20 AM
anyone? ---

6th November 2004, 10:08 PM

7th November 2004, 12:28 AM
No, as of today you can't play the mp4 files in rhythmbox.

7th November 2004, 04:11 AM
Is there some kind of converstion I can do?

8th November 2004, 09:57 PM
Is there some kind of converstion I can do?

you could convert to xmms. it plays m4a files fine for me.

9th November 2004, 04:35 AM
I like how Rhythmbox is like iTunes (I'm a Mac-er)...

Is there some program (ffmpeg or something?) that'll convert mpeg-4 audio to wav/mp3?