Bug #800

No metadata for AAC network streams

Added by Artem S. Tashkinov over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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Start date:
June 24, 2018
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Perhaps I've forgotten to compile something into my Audacious 3.9 but it doesn't show metadata for network AAC streams.

Please advise.


  Install path:                           /opt/audacious/lib/audacious

  GTK+ support:                           no
  Qt support:                             yes

  Audio Formats
  Audio CD:                               no
  Free Lossless Audio Codec:              yes
  Ogg Vorbis:                             yes
  MIDI (via FluidSynth):                  no
  MPEG-1 Layer I/II/III (via mpg123):     yes
  MPEG-2/4 AAC:                           no
  WavPack:                                no

  External Decoders
  FFmpeg/Libav:                           ffmpeg
  libsndfile:                             yes

  AdLib synthesizer (adplug):             yes
  Commodore 64 audio (sid):               no
  Game Music Emu (spc, nsf, gbs, etc.):   yes
  ModPlug:                                no
  Nintendo DS audio (xsf):                yes
  PlayStation audio (psf/psf2):           yes
  Vortex Tracker (vtx):                   yes

  Other Inputs
  Metronome:                              yes
  Tone Generator:                         yes

  Bauer stereophonic-to-binaural (bs2b):  no
  Channel Mixer:                          yes
  Crystalizer:                            yes
  Dynamic Range Compressor:               yes
  Echo/Surround:                          yes
  Extra Stereo:                           yes
  LADSPA Host (requires GTK+):            no
  Sample Rate Converter:                  no
  Silence Removal:                        yes
  SoX Resampler:                          no
  Speed and Pitch:                        no
  Voice Removal:                          yes

  Advanced Linux Sound Architecture:      yes
  Jack Audio Connection Kit:              no
  Open Sound System:                      yes
  PulseAudio:                             yes
  Simple DirectMedia Layer:               yes
  Sndio:                                  no
  Win32 waveOut:                          no
  FileWriter:                             yes
    -> MP3 encoding:                      yes
    -> Vorbis encoding:                   yes
    -> FLAC encoding:                     yes

  Cue sheets:                             yes
  M3U playlists:                          yes
  Microsoft ASX (legacy):                 yes
  Microsoft ASX 3.0:                      yes
  PLS playlists:                          yes
  XML Sharable Playlist Format (XSPF):    yes

  FTP, SFTP, SMB (via GIO):               yes
  HTTP/HTTPS (via neon):                  yes
  MMS (via libmms):                       no

  Alarm (requires GTK+):                  no
  Ampache browser (requires Qt):          no
  Delete Files:                           yes
  GNOME Shortcuts:                        no
  libnotify OSD:                          yes
  Linux Infrared Remote Control (LIRC):   no
  MPRIS 2 Server:                         yes
  Scrobbler 2.0:                          yes
  Song Change:                            yes

  Qt Support
  Qt Multimedia output:                   yes
  Qt Interface:                           yes
  Winamp Classic Interface:               yes
  Album Art:                              yes
  LyricWiki viewer:                       yes
  OpenGL Spectrum Analyzer:               yes
  Playlist Manager:                       yes
  Search Tool:                            yes
  Song Info:                              yes
  Status Icon:                            yes

Should I absolutely have libfaad (totally deprecated for all intents and purposes) installed as well?

Example stream:

(Many others are here )

Metadata for Ogg Vorbis and MP3 streams gets loaded just fine.


#1 Updated by Artem S. Tashkinov over 5 years ago

FAAD is indeed required.

This issue might be safely closed as INVALID.

#2 Updated by John Lindgren over 5 years ago

I'm curious when you say libfaad is deprecated, is there an alternative you'd recommend? If so, we could leave this open as a feature request to write a plugin based on that alternative.

#3 Updated by John Lindgren over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Closing as requested.

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