I’m currently running my private trial in hosting Subsonic as my personal Spotify-Replacement. So far everything worked out well unless I noticed that it kept skipping all the songs I’ve bought in iTunes.

A quick peek at the logs reveals

{% highlight text %} Log: (/var/subsonic/transcode/ffmpeg) Encoder (codec id 86017) not found for output stream #0.0 {% endhighlight %}

so what was missing, was just the standard evil codec package. E.g. for ubuntu:

{% highlight sh %} $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras {% endhighlight %}

That’s it.