Author Topic: Unable to play AAC radio streams  (Read 2413 times)

renius28

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I assumed for the longest time that SomaFM AAC streams (1+ year?) were just down since the links (even direct ones) just crashed or froze musicbee. They worked previously. But then I tried them in Foobar and they work fine.

Problem: Musicbee is unable to play AAC format radio streams, of any bitrate.

Examples:

http://ice3.somafm.com/groovesalad-128-aac

http://ice6.somafm.com/indiepop-64-aac

http://ice2.somafm.com/lush-32-aac

They don't error out, they seem to freeze or crash the audio codec so that the application has to be restarted. The error log is empty.

Settings:
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UPDATE.

Oops. Solved with bass_aac.dll file added. Thanks. Hopefully this post will help other confused souls.
Would it be possible for musicbee to give an indication/error to user that a codec isn't working rather than just freezing?
Last Edit: August 19, 2020, 06:33:54 PM by renius28


sveakul

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Oops. Solved with bass_aac.dll file added. Thanks. Hopefully this post will help other confused souls.


Just for the heckuvit I keep this post updated with info/link to the latest bass_aac.dll development version which at the moment is a couple of years newer than "public release" (not guaranteed to SOUND any better though ;D  ):  https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=23454.msg136904#msg136904