Author Topic: Issue playing certain m4a files  (Read 665 times)

HavaR

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Issue playing certain m4a files
« on: 28 Jun '16 - 15:20 »
I have some m4a files that that won't work at all on XMPlay, using version 3.8.2.3 on Windows 8.1. Never had an issue like this before. Testing on Itunes they actually sound distorted, while Foobar2000 and Media Player Cassic plays them perfectly. So I guess something is up with the files, but seeing as some players think they're ok, who am I to argue?  :P If there's interest in finding out what's wrong I would appreciate it!

saga

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Re: Issue playing certain m4a files
« Reply #1 on: 28 Jun '16 - 16:20 »
IIRC the AAC plugin was updated recently, so you may try the latest version of that plugin first. If it still does not work, you should probably upload a troublesome file to ftp://ftp.un4seen.com/incoming so that Ian can look at it.

HavaR

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Re: Issue playing certain m4a files
« Reply #2 on: 28 Jun '16 - 17:13 »
Updating didn't change anything unfortunately. I uploaded "01 Time After Time.m4a". Thanks for the help!

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: Issue playing certain m4a files
« Reply #3 on: 28 Jun '16 - 17:45 »
The uploaded file is actually an ALAC (rather than AAC) file. Downloading the ALAC plugin should fix the problem :)

HavaR

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Re: Issue playing certain m4a files
« Reply #4 on: 28 Jun '16 - 19:36 »
Oof, well that's a learning experience :) Thanks for the help

piovrauz

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Re: Issue playing certain m4a files
« Reply #5 on: 29 Jun '16 - 06:51 »
So iTunes can't properly play an ALAC file?
Wasn't ALAC an Apple developed format?

HavaR

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Re: Issue playing certain m4a files
« Reply #6 on: 29 Jun '16 - 18:02 »
At least not in this case. I hardly ever use itunes so I wouldn't know if there's a good reason why.

piovrauz

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Re: Issue playing certain m4a files
« Reply #7 on: 1 Jul '16 - 15:06 »
OK, I don't use iTunes at all so it was mere curiosity/sarcasm (@ iTunes )...