Author Topic: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin  (Read 232270 times)

SmartOne

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #175 on: 19 Apr '10 - 23:57 »
The buffer problem only occurs with AAC files.  It also happens without DirectSound.  Tested on two separate audio devices.
« Last Edit: 20 Apr '10 - 00:02 by SmartOne »

Dotpitch

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #176 on: 20 Apr '10 - 06:33 »
The buffer problem only occurs with AAC files.  It also happens without DirectSound.  Tested on two separate audio devices.
And is that only with DirectSound, or with WaveOut as well? I take it you don't unload the file when you stop playback?

SmartOne

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #177 on: 20 Apr '10 - 18:57 »
Same result with WAV Writer.  Unloading the file (stop twice) gives a fresh start.

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #178 on: 21 Apr '10 - 16:16 »
... if I play, stop, and then play a file again, I hear a bit of unflushed buffer before the new playback begins.

Yep, I can reproduce that with MP4 AAC files (plain AAC seems fine?). I'll look into it.

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #179 on: 22 Apr '10 - 14:03 »
OK. Here's something to try...

   www.un4seen.com/stuff/xmp-aac.dll

SmartOne

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #180 on: 22 Apr '10 - 19:47 »
Thank you.

Just For My Memory

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #181 on: 26 May '10 - 10:23 »
The year tag of AAC/M4A files displaying in XMPlay (example) like 2009-10-23T07:00:00Z not 2009 in other players (Windows Media Player 12 & foobar2000).

I know the tag 2009-10-23T07:00:00Z is actually written on the file. But, other players can display only year.

Why can't XMPlay? Any fixes?

saga

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #182 on: 26 May '10 - 11:22 »
The year tag of AAC/M4A files displaying in XMPlay (example) like 2009-10-23T07:00:00Z not 2009 in other players (Windows Media Player 12 & foobar2000).

I know the tag 2009-10-23T07:00:00Z is actually written on the file. But, other players can display only year.

Why can't XMPlay? Any fixes?
What, you're asking XMPlay to show less than it can? Isn't that kind of a regression? ;D

Just For My Memory

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #183 on: 30 May '10 - 19:09 »
The year tag of AAC/M4A files displaying in XMPlay (example) like 2009-10-23T07:00:00Z not 2009 in other players (Windows Media Player 12 & foobar2000).

I know the tag 2009-10-23T07:00:00Z is actually written on the file. But, other players can display only year.

Why can't XMPlay? Any fixes?
What, you're asking XMPlay to show less than it can? Isn't that kind of a regression? ;D

No, I just want XMPlay to be smarter, recognizes the date format and show the year just (example) 2009 (like other players).

wrkq

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #184 on: 30 May '10 - 19:44 »
And we're asking why you want it to show less information when more is available. Don't hide stuff from the user!

Just For My Memory

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #185 on: 2 Jun '10 - 14:16 »
And we're asking why you want it to show less information when more is available. Don't hide stuff from the user!

Here is my problem:

Dotpitch

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #186 on: 2 Jun '10 - 14:26 »
Here is my problem...
Instead of %4, use %cut{%4|4|} in your title formatting as a workaround. I've put your suggestion on the list for xmp-aac, be patient.

wrkq

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #187 on: 2 Jun '10 - 14:28 »
You know that this is the first time you pointed out (implicitly) that you mean the %4 title formatting component?
For me, "date tag" is what you can see in info window, and that one should be as detailed as possible. And well, agreed, this in title looks a bit weird. ;)

Instead of %4, use %cut{%4|4|} in your title formatting as a workaround. I've put your suggestion on the list for xmp-aac, be patient.

And yay, I was just going to ask if such functionality exists! ;)

Just For My Memory

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #188 on: 2 Jun '10 - 14:50 »
Here is my problem...
Instead of %4, use %cut{%4|4|} in your title formatting as a workaround. I've put your suggestion on the list for xmp-aac, be patient.

Thanks for that workaround.

May be only me need to use  %cut{%4|4|} in my title formatting because only I set to display the year tag. Problem's solved

Please don't put my suggestion on the list for xmp-aac anymore, this problem made very small impact.


Just For My Memory

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #189 on: 2 Jun '10 - 14:53 »
You know that this is the first time you pointed out (implicitly) that you mean the %4 title formatting component?
For me, "date tag" is what you can see in info window, and that one should be as detailed as possible. And well, agreed, this in title looks a bit weird. ;)

I agree. Just let XMPlay displays what is written in M4A/AAC tag.
The problem is now solved. Only me need to use it.

Just For My Memory

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #190 on: 4 Jun '10 - 08:17 »


A tiny tweak:

> If the AAC plug-in is still using "technology" of year 2003 and 2005, please update it to the latest version.

> If the AAC plug-in used the latest version, please update the year number (to let people know that it is updated).

(This feedback aloso applies for FLAC plug-in and APE plug-in)
« Last Edit: 4 Jun '10 - 08:37 by Just For My Memory »

Pike84

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #191 on: 4 Jun '10 - 08:58 »
Even though the AAC encoder has been updated and improved over the years, that doesn't mean that there needs to be something changed in the decoder (the plugin). I'm not an expert at this, and I guess it'd be fine to check it out in case, but an update is probably not needed.

[edit]Those years of copyright are not an indicative of the age of the plugin itself or the "technology used".
« Last Edit: 4 Jun '10 - 09:03 by Pike84 »

saga

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #192 on: 4 Jun '10 - 16:08 »
Also, this shows again how useless copyright "years" are - or rather, how they are abused. Programs just writing (c) $currentSystemClockYear are even more silly. :P

Just For My Memory

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #193 on: 6 Jun '10 - 12:32 »
Also, this shows again how useless copyright "years" are - or rather, how they are abused. Programs just writing (c) $currentSystemClockYear are even more silly. :P

And I think if some company wrote "Copyright (C) 19XX-present. All rights reserved.", they're so cool (literally).

Zarggg

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #194 on: 13 Jun '10 - 10:14 »
That's not how copyright works.

Alex K.

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #195 on: 26 Apr '12 - 21:03 »
Hello. You guys are cool! And XMPlay is very cool. ASIO is also great. But, unhappily, XMPlay can not play some (or most of) .m4a files. This format is a part of AAC, which is possible to decode with this subject's plugin, accordingly to people's posts. Can you provide an information whether it's possible to listen to .m4a encoded music with current XMPlay or will be possible in future versions?

Here, I provide you with an example of problem file:
http://exfile.ru/347398

Chinese Sausage

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #196 on: 26 Apr '12 - 23:33 »
You need the ALAC plugin to play that file. 8)

Alex K.

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #197 on: 27 Apr '12 - 17:14 »
Thank you. It's working. God bless all of you, people! XMPlay rocks, so do it's users!  :)

Ajaja

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #198 on: 24 Feb '13 - 18:48 »
Have problems with playing files encoded by ffmpeg using libfdk_aac library with aac_he_v2 profile. Example "xmp_aac_unsupported.m4a" uploaded to ftp.un4seen.com/incoming/
XMPlay v3.7, xmp-aac.dll rev.7a
Other players (foobar2000 and others) plays this file normally.
« Last Edit: 24 Feb '13 - 18:54 by Ajaja »

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: XMPlay AAC & MP4 plugin
« Reply #199 on: 25 Feb '13 - 13:20 »
Here's an update for you to try...

   www.un4seen.com/stuff/xmp-aac.dll