ITunes Match aac m4a issue with Ipod

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Letsjet, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Letsjet macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I have ITunes Match......

    I matched my songs.....deleted them on my Mac....then downloaded them from the cloud.

    It works great on Itunes and the file format says "Matched AAC Audio File"

    Though, if I drag a song from Itunes and put it on my desktop, it's saved as a m4a. Why?

    This has become a problem because my Ipod Nano 2nd wont allow me to upload the m4a. I tried changing the extention to .aac but even though I was able to upload to the Nano, the Nano restarts when it tries to play the song.

    I know I could convert the m4a to mp3 but the idea with Itunes Match was to get a real good aac version. I'd rather not convert to an inferior file type.
  2. Letsjet thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2009

    I was able to drag playlist to Ipod in Itunes and all songs play correctly now.

    The problem I had was trying to drag songs via Xplay onto the Ipod. Didn't work right.

    Now that there is no DRM on ITunes I can use ITunes.

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