View Full Version : M4A

01-19-2008, 04:18 PM
Why do they do this? I am running into audio files that have the M4A extension.. and Windows media has trouble with it.

What's the quickest way to convert them? Or do I have to convert them to let my MP3 player play them?

01-19-2008, 04:46 PM

Download and install that codec pack, and you can play back MP4 AAC files.
Pending on the MP3 player you have, you can play them or have to convert them to a format it supports.

01-19-2008, 11:13 PM
I believe that VLC Media Player can play M4A files aswell.

01-19-2008, 11:18 PM
OK thanks

01-20-2008, 12:15 AM
no prob

01-20-2008, 01:47 PM
I found VLC not to be all that stable on my system. Just a heads up.

01-20-2008, 09:07 PM
But I have an MP3 player that will not recognize the M4A format.. and I cannot believe that these files I need are advertised as podcasts.

I have to convert them all.

01-21-2008, 12:19 PM
WHat program do you convert them with to MP3'S?

01-21-2008, 01:06 PM
With Itunes from Apple...

Go into iTunes Preferences, and change the importing mode back to the MP3 mode you like

Now select the tracks that you want to change back, and go to the Advanced menu. There is an item called "convert selection to MP3".

This menu item lists whatever the current setting is in the importing prefs.

01-21-2008, 02:32 PM
Arggh. I do not like itunes.. but if I have to, I have to.

01-21-2008, 08:01 PM
There's other options, but they all cost money.

01-21-2008, 08:16 PM
Yeah, I see that. Itunes is such a memory hog, I find.

01-21-2008, 08:48 PM
Well, you can always try this :