odd. I tried to duplicate the problem and when I use an ogg file it works fine (neko and windows), but with a copy of a wav file that I've already used in another project, it crashed. So I opened it up in Audacity and exported as
32 bit Float PCM wav and it didn't crash but made no sound. I then exported it as
16 bit PCM and it worked. The original was 16 bit PCM, so I'm not sure why it didn't work. Something to do with making a copy? Anyway, it looks like wav 16 bit PCM works, but only after I exported it as a new file. The copy/paste file didn't work. Maybe someone knows why this is?
tldr: Open the file in Audacity and export it as a new wav file with 16 bit PCM
I didn't notice you were using linux. But I did have a similar problem with windows build. Not sure it will help with your problem.