xmms-a52dec is a A52 (aka AC3) decoder plugin for XMMS based on the liba52. In order to use this software, you'll need XMMS, and liba52. AC3 files can be extracted from a DVD using "extract_a52" provided with liba52.
You can always find the latest version of xmms-a52dec at the project page on sourceforge.
- Plays A52/AC3 files.
- Display information on A52 files.
- Surround Sound using the OSSSurround output plugin (Included).
OSSSurround is an output plugin for XMMS included with xmms-a52dec. It provides surround sound output capability to xmms-a52dec and is fully compatible with all other input plugins. It can be used as a dropin replacement for the original OSS plugin distributed with XMMS. For developers, if you are interested in using OSSSurround to provide surround sound support for you XMMS input plugin, you can read the API document or contact me for help.
- Download and install liba52 (xmms-a52dec-0.9.2 onwards requires a52dec-0.7.3)
- Run "make"
- Run "make install"
- Do the same for OSSSurround if you want surround sound support.
If you would like to help, please let me know. There are plenty of stuff to work on ranging from programming task and logo design to webpage/file release administration (I hate to manage the webpage and file releases). Anyone can help regardless of your skill. I'm also willing to guide those who have no experience in XMMS or audio programming but would like to help.
Another thing you can do is to donate. I don't really need the money, but I feel that sourceforge should get something for hosting this project. 100% of whatever you donate will be automatically channeled to sourceforge.
Please feel free to contact me for feature requests, bug reports or for any general XMMS or A52 related stuff.
Last modified on 24 January 2004