Help playing AAC files

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by hvfsl, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. hvfsl macrumors 68000

    hvfsl

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    I have recently upgraded to iTunes 4 on my Mac and now use Apple's AAC instead of MP3 when importing all my music CDs now. But the problem is that my PC which is networked to my Mac can no longer play my music files because it can't play AAC files (they have the .m4a extension). I donwloaded the latest version (6.3) of quicktime for Windows (I am using 2000) and it can't play the files. Quicktime on my Mac and other Macs can, so it is not a copyright protection problem.

    Does anyone know any PC players that can read the .m4a AAC files or anyway to get the codec so something like Windows Media Player can play them?
     
  2. jethroted macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Help playing AAC files

    You will need a player that supports aac. One that works is Neromix. You should be able to download it for free. I believe they have an aac codec. You can't encode without purchasing the encoder, but I think it can play as many as you want. All you need to encode are a couple .dll files though. I think that's how it works anyways. I have it, but I have not used it much. Why would I when itunes kicks the crap out of it! Yeah, a couple of little .dll files is all you need............;)
     

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