I have a simple question. Are old packages available for download?
The reason: i am trying to play some *.mp4 movies with 5.1 AAC sound. The current Video Lan Client doesn't play them correct. i had to downgrade to VLC 0.6.2 To avoid this i was wondering if there is link, where people can download old packages, in case they have problem with the current ones?
If you're looking for the PKGBUILD scripts for older packages, they're available in our repository. There's a link to the site on the right side of the Arch home page.
well old packages are not retained. but you can use the web cvs to download old PKGBUILDs and build the package yourself but just running an old vlc likely will not do it unless their configure script settings are set to detect faad2 (which is used for aac support). if you have faad2 perhaps you could just recompile vlc ..... you may have to add configure options in order to do so.
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well it's complicated to make VLC encode 5.1 AAC.
Normally yes, FAAD2 supports at least 7.1 playback of multichannel AAC/MP4 files. But the latest VLC test build also seems to generate an "unexpected channel configuration change" with stereo files. I don't know yet if they also used the latest source code or the release version 2.0 which does not include the Parametric Stereo decoding
and also there are lots of people complaining about the latest VLC & .mp4 format. so the best thing was to downgrade to 0.6.2
thankd for your help guys,