Installing Cmus on a mac with alac support
The aim of these instructions are:
- Install Cmus on a mac via homebrew.
- Include lossless ALAC support via ffmpeg.
- Get the Mac media controls working.
Installing Cmus with ALAC support
This assumes that you already use homebrew installed.
brew install ffmpeg brew install cmus --HEAD --with-ffmpeg cmus --plugins
And you should see an entry for ffmpeg included in the output:
ffmpeg: Priority: 30 File Types: aa aac ac3 aif aifc aiff ape au fla flac m4a m4b mka mkv mp+ mp2 mp3 mp4 mpc mpp ogg shn tak tta wav webm wma wv MIME Types:
To ensure that alac support is enabled, check that in the File Types of this section is: m4a - If that is missing something has gone wrong.
These instructions are based on a comment on this GitHub issue.
To get media keys working, install using the instructions on the cmus-control GitHub page