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(i've been asking questions like this a lot lately, eh?)

I'm unable/unsure how to install nero AAC on my fedora-13 box. I've downloaded the zip archive and extracted it. I see a linux directory containing this:

neroAacDec  neroAacEnc  neroAacTag

no idea what to do next to install this.

i've, alternately, tried "yum search nero", but all I see is:

nrg2iso.i686 : Convert Nero Burning Rom image files into ISO

which isn't the AAC converter (m4a to mp3) I'm looking for.

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Are they green? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 19 '10 at 0:26
not green, no. black. – Ramy Dec 19 '10 at 0:26
Open a terminal and do an ls of the directory. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 19 '10 at 0:26
i did, that's what i've posted in the question – Ramy Dec 19 '10 at 0:27
Run file against each. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 19 '10 at 0:29
up vote 2 down vote accepted

What you have are a bunch of executables that aren't executable. Run chmod u+x against them and then put them somewhere convenient such as ~/bin (which you may need to create first). You will then be able to invoke them using just the command name (and of course, whatever arguments the executable may take).

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One of the things to note about the Nero encoder is that it is a 32bit binary. If you run it on a 64bit Linux machine and get No such file or directory when trying to execute it, like I did here:

root@app11:/home/mitayai/nero# chmod 777 ./neroAacEnc
root@app11:/home/mitayai/nero# ./neroAacEnc -if in.wav -of out.aac
bash: ./neroAacEnc: No such file or directory

... then try installing the 32bit libraries (these co-exist okay with your 64bit libs)

root@app11:/home/mitayai/linux# aptitude install ia32-libs

there's a lot of them, but afterwards it may execute fine (as it did for me).

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this download link for the nero encoder/decoder is here: – Mit Nov 7 '12 at 17:52

copy neroAacEnc to /usr/bin and chmod u+x as explained above. this the path cd-rippers (e.g. asunder) will look for codecs, on Fedora 13

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