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Old Mar 11, 2010, 02:31 PM   #1
AppleMan940
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Cannot import my M4A files

Hi,

My library just got messed up. Badly. I opened iTunes today, bam, it was all blank. No worries. I deleted iTunes Library.xml and managed to select my library from iTunes.tmp. Unfortunately, it happened again so I lost it all.

I am trying to import the folder "iTunes Music". I have around 500 songs. However only 400-ish import. I've noticed all the ones that import are MP3. Why don't my M4As import? I have recently moved to ripping discs to M4A, as they provide a better quality than MP3 at the same bitrate. Even if I go to Add File in iTunes they do not add. I've tried creating a new library, reinstalling iTunes no luck.

Any ideas? These m4as are ripped from CDs so they should be DRM free?

Thanks a lot!
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 03:28 PM   #2
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You can convert m4a files to mp3 using Max or Audacity
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 03:49 PM   #3
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I know I can convert these. But I don't want to. I want my audio to work like it did before. It worked in iTunes before why won't it now?
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?t=245211
http://support.apple.com/kb/TA27391
Some of my iTunes Store purchases won't play
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 04:33 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help but still no luck, tried everything.
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