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iTunes does not play aac file

1214 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2009 7:56 AM by WHas RSS
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Jan 13, 2009 7:35 AM
I have some cd's which I copied using my old laptop and windows media player to my nokia n95. now I have a mac and wanted to add the cd's to the itunes library but a few cd's were damaged. So I try to copy the files from my phone to my mac. So far so good: I got the aac files on my mac.

Problem: iTunes does nothing after selecting the songs to import or play. Quicktime says it is not a movie file and won't play it either.

How can I get iTunes to recognise and import these files?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
20" iMac 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPod nano 1st gen, iPod nano 4th gen, nokia n95 8gb
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,585 points)
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    Jan 13, 2009 7:40 AM (in response to WHas)
    Does Windows Media Player actually encode to aac? Are you positive those are AAC files?
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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,215 points)
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    Jan 13, 2009 8:11 AM (in response to WHas)
    To the best of my knowledge, Windows Media Player still does not use industry-standard AAC but rather uses Microsoft's own offshoot version which is not supported in iTunes. You'll probably have to find software that can convert the WMP format to one iTunes can handle (standard AAC, MP3, AIFF, WAV); Sound Converter is a possibility.
    iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24" 4GB ATI 2600, Mac OS X (10.5.6), PowerMac G5 2.0GHz DP, Dell w/ Windows Vista Unlimited SP1


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