I tried to play an AAC file created with iTunes (m4a file) using fmod ex, but it didn’t seem to play properly.
I recompiled the useplugins example so that it tries to load my .m4a file instead of the .mp3, and when I try it, all I get is a lot of noise.
I then tried to create a .aac file using aacenc (Psytel’s aac encoder), and when I tried to play it using the useplugins example, I got the following error code:
FMOD error! (49) A resource that the plugin requires cannot be found.
The aac codec is listed in the list of available plugins.
Is there something else I need to do to get aac’s playing?
- Adion asked 13 years ago
[quote="brett":1qre9483]fmod only plays certain types of mp4 or aac i think (probably older types), because it uses the lgpl library libfaad to decode it, and the only up to date library (faad2) is gpl.
We’ll probably just remove support for this format all together if it causes complaints. There is no freely available reference code to decode this format except from faad2 that we can see, and we just can’t touch gpl.
We definitely won’t be spending our own resources to improve it as that would probably take just as much time as writing fmod would.[/quote:1qre9483]Is there any way that a GPLed faad2 plugin could be written, and included for people who want to use it?
- Janus answered 13 years ago
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