14896 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2008 11:01 AM by Cheapster
I don't think .m4a files work in iTunes. I have 70 different video files in my iTunes library, and none of them are .m4a.
Here is a list of what i DO have:
.mp4, .mpg, .mov, .m4v.....
You can use a program called "iSquint" to convert these files to the correct format.
iSquint can be downloaded from here http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/28250
When you open it, make sure "Optimized for iPod" is selected, and "Add to iTunes" is checkmarked. Once the conversion is complete, it should automatically add the file to iTunes, and you are then able to delete the original file.
Hope this helps. <Edited by Moderator>
Never mind the bit about video files, since the .m4a extension is never used for video.
If the file won't open with iTunes, then there's probably very little you can do unless you have, for example, access to special software for extracting the AAC stream from the wrapper and repackaging it. Short of that, you could try changing the extension to .mp4, or even .mov, and seeing if it will open in iTunes.