Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:38 PM   #1
Ellen
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
iTunes 11 - m4p?

I was wondering if this is a glitch in iTunes 11, or something else - has anyone else experienced such a problem?

I purchased the 12-12-12 concert from iTunes and tried to play it off my Sonos system. I couldn't "see" it in the Sonos music library, and eventually realized that all the songs were m4p which is not supported by Sonos. In the past, all my purchases were m4a (or older purchases upgraded via iTunes Plus).

I then noticed that in one of the drop down menus there was an option to convert files to AAC. So I figured I would give it a try - and voila, each song copied itself as an m4a file which hopefully is the same quality as the m4ps though I see that the file sizes are somewhat smaller.

This strikes me as very odd.
Ellen is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:35 PM   #2
Ugadawgs
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
I have noticed the same issue with some purchased downlosds. In my case, when I try to covert the m4p files to AAC, I cannot. I get an error saying I can't because the "protected files cannot be converted." Aggravating to say the least.
Ugadawgs is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:02 AM   #3
oiplus
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Same here

Same issue with me, for albums/songs that are marked as "album only", they download as m4p files. I have contacted the iTunes store and they didn't answer my question, just giving me a copy/paste speel about what iTunes Plus is and how all files are protection free, which they aren't, which is the problem in the first place.

I bought an album for my daughter to play on her non-Apple device, and of course it wouldn't play because the file is protected. Apple did refund my money on the purchase, but still couldn't answer as to why the files are now m4p.
oiplus is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:04 AM   #4
Neverywhere
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
A glitch in iTunes 11?

This can not be!
Neverywhere is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC