02-23-2014, 05:41 AM
Hello - Please advise of the formats support out of box. It seems with my collection, this is only an MP3 file player. Nightingale refuses to play any m4a files which are either AAC from iTunes or ALAC ripped files. Thanks
(02-23-2014, 10:27 AM)freaktechnik Wrote: [ -> ]What OS are you on?
Your AAC files from iTunes must be DRM protected, so we can't play them. ALAC is a proprietary format from Apple only they can play. Consider FLAC as an alternative format that will work in pretty much any player but iTunes/QuickTime.
(02-23-2014, 07:40 PM)rockman Wrote: [ -> ]I still haven't found any information about supported formats on the Nightingale webpage. I'd expect to find that on the front page. Did I miss it?
(02-23-2014, 07:40 PM)rockman Wrote: [ -> ]And for someone recently freed of the iTunes shackles and looking for an alternative music player, I had higher expectations of Nightingale.
(02-24-2014, 02:52 AM)freaktechnik Wrote: [ -> ]Songbird (the program we forked to create Nightingale) had native QuickTime and WMP support, mainly to decode DRM protected files. Sadly those parts are closed source and we thus can't distribute or improve them.Re: Licensing - Yes, and hence my comment about supporting end user configurable external streamers.
Our website currently is pretty bare-bones A new layout and additional contents are in the work. It will contain a feature showcase which will also give exact information about codec support, as far as we can give it. We already have a page addressing this issue for videos on our wiki, in case someone tries to play an unsupported video format.