[PD] Readanysf~ supported audio formats

Charles Goyard cg at fsck.fr
Tue Nov 6 17:14:43 CET 2012

Hi Pierre,

Pierre Massat wrote:
> I've been using readanysf~ on the RPi for a while to read audio streams
> from the internet. I have noticed that some streams won't play, and I get a
> "unsupported codec" error. I have found this list of supported formats on
> the web (http://www.mail-archive.com/pd-list@iem.at/msg43994.html),
> according to which the formats i get an error with should play fine.
> I have installed readanysf~ on Raspbian the normal way (apt-get install
> pd-readanysf), but I'm not sure the version in the Debian repository was
> compiled to support every format.
> Do you think this is possible ? Is there a way I can check this ? And -
> even better- fix this ?

Which codec exactly ?

A shot in the dark, I'd say on debian you're in trouble when it comes to
mp3 and stuff like that, because of non-free codecs.

Try to add the non-free repository in your apt sources, install the lame
library, and rebuild pd. It might help.


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