AAC Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by matt18012, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. matt18012 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I have been trying to download a song featured on this site (www.anniemusic.co.uk). The song is available in .wma format and what claims to be an apple/ipod compatible format. When I download the apple version i get a .hqx file, and when opened a folder with the extension .m4p.

    What the heck is going on here, why doesn't the file open into audio.
     
  2. dubbz macrumors 68020

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  3. matt18012 thread starter macrumors member

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    do you get the folder, or is it an audio file?
     
  4. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    What does it open into? It should work, if for some reason it doesn't in iTunes you can try opening it up in Quicktime if you haven't already. It could just be a corrupted file or something, try to find another file of that type to see if it works.
     
  5. maya macrumors 68040

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    I get a music file and it plays fine in iTunes. :)
     
  6. matt18012 thread starter macrumors member

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    Gessh. must my computer.....what would cause it to open into a folder instead of a music file?

    would someone be kind enough to mail me the song?

    mattfaulkner2k1@hotmail.com


    Thanks!
     
  7. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    I just downloaded the file and it is .m4p, the kind that is playable in iTunes and on the iPod. It is a protected file, I don't know whose DRM is being used, Apple's maybe? Just double click it and iTunes should open. If it doesn't open, right click on the file and choose get info, and choose iTunes as the program to open it. You can also just drag it into iTunes itself.
     
  8. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Format = File Extension MPEG3 = mp3 AAC = m4a MPEG4 = m4p

    I believe that is how it goes.
     
  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Almost...

    DRM AAC = m4p
     
  10. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Which type of DRM? Who owns it that is?
     
  11. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Right now, only Apple's FairPlay DRM used in the iTunes Music Store...
     

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