View Full Version : [ubuntu] Banshee and AAC

October 3rd, 2008, 03:59 AM
I would like to try using Banshee Media Player.

However, it says all of my audio books, AAC (.mp4) files, are errors.

Searching Google for a solution prompted me to install the "GStreamer plugins for aac, xvid, mpeg2, faad" package. Yet Banshee apparently did not notice this, even after rebooting.

What else do I need to do?


Edit: My audio book files are all ripped from their CDs. None were purchased online. Following standard Windows iTunes procedures, they are officially "audio book" files because after being ripped I changed the extension from .m4a to .m4b which apparently is either a Windows of iTunes translation. Switching them back to .m4a fixes the problem.

So does Banshee (or Linux) not have a distinct category of media file named "Audio Book" as Windows iTunes does?

Also, how do I quickly rename a slew of files from .m4b to .m4a, including within subdirectories?

October 3rd, 2008, 06:00 AM
If you haven't already installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, install them now, this should solve your problems.