Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 214116
Rhythmbox won't play AAC files from my iTunes library (.m4a)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
Description of problem:
Ever since I upgraded from FC 4, I haven't been able to play my music collection
which was ripped by iTunes (I share it with a Mac user). The files are AAC
format (.m4a) and are NOT the DRM-protected (.m4p) files from the iTunes store.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time I try to play them. Since I upgraded from FC4.
1. Point Rhythmbox to a directory holding .m4a files. The files will load up in
the main browser window. (In FC6, now they don't even load, complain about a
2. Try to play an .m4a file.
Rhythmbox either locks up or it will skip from song to song very quickly not
playing any. Either way the program has to be killed at that point.
Play the song like FC4 used to do.
Just checking to see if anyone has read this issue. I'm not really expecting a
fix, but a response would be nice. Even if the response is that FC6 explicitly
disallows AAC support for some reason. Then maybe I could find a workaround?
I have no idea why this changed. We won't have time to look into it though (due
to time limitations). If you file a bug upstream you will probably get a better