MP3 won't open in Quicktime or iTunes

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  1. ebaggsnyc macrumors newbie

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    So, I have uploaded a file to a server and for some odd reason, when I download it again to the desktop it no longer opens nor can I open it in iTunes. A Quicktime window comes up saying, "This movie could not be opened. This file is not a movie file".

    Obviously it is not a movie file, so why does quicktime try to open it as one? The file extension is ".mp3", I can not see any other real reason why it would not open up, as it playes directly from the server.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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  3. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    You beat me to it, psychofreak - I was going to recommend VLC as well.

    By the way, ebaggsnyc you should not post the same message in different forums - it is against the rules.
     
  4. ebaggsnyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    does not play in VLC as well...


    Sorry about that. I did not realize it was forbidden. Just wanted to get it read ASAP.
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try renaming the file extension to ".m4a" there was a member with a similar question a little while ago and this solved the problem.
     
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