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I use cmus as a media player and after upgrading to 14.04, all WMA files in my collection have become unplayable. When I try playing them, I get static in my left speaker and a staticky distorted version of the music in my right speaker.

How can I fix this issue? Maybe have cmus use a different codec for wma? (WMA files still play fine in mplayer.)

  • Just WMA? do other formats (.oog, .mp4) play alright? Do the .wma work with other music players ? – Panther Oct 3 '14 at 23:45
  • I will have to check on other formats, but (written above) WMA files play fine in mplayer. – erjiang Oct 6 '14 at 14:18
  • If wmp play with mplayer, but not cmus, I suspect a cmus bug – Panther Oct 6 '14 at 15:45
  • I played an OGG file just fine, but had the same problem with an MP4 with AAC audio. – erjiang Oct 13 '14 at 2:21
  • An alternative is to use ffmpeg to convert .m4a files to .mp3 – user3751385 Mar 21 '17 at 9:02
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Problem is apparently related to the libavcodec/ffmpeg fork: https://github.com/cmus/cmus/issues/139

I fixed cmus by installing libswresample-dev and the rest of the ffmpeg dev libs from this PPA (replacing the libavcodec libs):

https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ubuntu/ffmpeg

Then ./configure CONFIG_FFMPEG=y to make sure that ffmpeg.c works and building and replacing cmus.

  • Repo no longer exists. – user3751385 Mar 21 '17 at 5:18
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I solved the problem by going to https://github.com/cmus/cmus and compiling the program from source.. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS...

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