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Ainvar

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Xmms doesn't play aac+ radio streams
« on: May 28, 2007, 10:41:19 am »
I am using Xmms 12.10, I want to know if there's a way to make it play aac+ streams. There are so many radios using this format, and it won't open any files of this type. Is there a way i could make it play them? And with the mp3 radios, if there's a problem with the connection, it just stops playing the radio, and won't buffer it again.
Please, if you know a way to make it work, tell me, the aac+ format has great quality at a low bitrate and it's the best alternative for mp3 stations.
Thank you.

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Re: Xmms doesn't play aac+ radio streams
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 10:58:51 am »
I can't help you with xmms, but I use vlc for aac streams.
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Ainvar

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Re: Xmms doesn't play aac+ radio streams
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007, 11:01:21 am »
Ok, i will download vlc. Thanks for the advice!

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Re: Xmms doesn't play aac+ radio streams
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2007, 11:04:17 am »
RealPlayer has a plugin for AAC. I read somewhere that Exaile can play AAC but I can't confirm that. Exhaile is very poorly documented. I don't know if AAC is the same as AAC+.
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Re: Xmms doesn't play aac+ radio streams
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007, 12:38:56 am »
VLC works just fine, i think i will remain at it. Thanks again for your help!