iPod Boomboxes, etc, that can play CDs with AAC tracks

Rantipole

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...do they exist?

I just saw an ad for an in-dash car stereo that proudly boasted MP3 and WMV CDs! :mad:

I don't recall ever seeing an electronic product boasting AAC compatibility.

Anyone ever see such a thing?
 

yellow

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The iPod is currently the only piece of electronic equipment that can play an AAC encoded file (besides a computer using iTunes).
 
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mcgarry

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yellow said:
The iPod is currently the only piece of electronic equipment that can play an AAC encoded file (besides a computer using iTunes).
I don't know the details, but I heard somewhere else on this forum that certain Nokia phones support AAC as well. This article mentions SE too. A web search for "Nokia AAC" seems to confirm this.
 
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yellow

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It will play AAC files, but note that I say encoded AAC files, which I don't believe it will. Besides, the nokia cell phone is far afield from a boombox..
 
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Rantipole

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yellow said:
Well here you go, the original poster in this thread bought something for his car that plays unencoded AAC files.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=115645
At least it does exist! :rolleyes:

As AAC is not a proprietary format, I find it baffling that more people aren't doing this. Sony, of course, is trying to push their format (hellooooooo betamax), but I don't know why I don't see every other boombox sporting AAC compatibility.

(WMV: oops, I meant WMA)
 
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