iTunes match m4a?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by BlueGoldAce, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    I recently started using iTunes match. I deleted all the matched songs from my mac, and redownloaded them in order to get all my tracks at a higher quality.

    I noticed that my songs, which I often email/share with my fiancee, are now m4a files. They appear to be encrypted. Is there anyway around this, or is all my music permanently compatible with my IOS devices only?

    No, I did not backup my music, unfortunately.

  2. dj-anon macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2011
    iTunes songs do not have DRM. They are not encrypted. What makes you think they are?
  3. jsolares macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    Land of eternal Spring
    m4a are not encrypted, m4p are. several devices can play m4a files, besides you can convert them to mp3s easily.

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