Music won't play - no file extension

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  1. u1725 macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I have close to a hundred music files that won't play, they have no file ending (.*). They were transferred from a now formatted computer (no way to recover). I have no idea how to get them to work.
    If I give them an AAC ending RealPlayer will give me the following information but it won't play them. Since it tells me the length of the song it must somehow recognize it. [​IMG]
    Sample song: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/617235/4804756

    I really want to help my friend with this problem so I would really appreciate your help.

    /Ulrik
     
  2. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    VLC will play anything. Ditch whatever player you are using and get VLC.
     
  3. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; da-dk) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I have tried VLC it doesn't work. You can try the sample I included yourself.
     
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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  5. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've just tried that but QuickTime and VLC won't play it.
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Was the original computer a PC or Mac? What's the origin of the music, was it ripped from CDs, etc.?
     
  7. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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    It comes from a friend's Windows machine. He had it in his Music folder and he was able to play it.
     
  8. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Without file name extensions? What program did he use?
     
  9. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; da-dk) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    He used a "jukebox" program that he doesn't remember the name of and we don't know if there ever were file name extensions. I know I'm not very helpful but thank you for your help.

    Is it possible to look into the file's raw data and find out something?
     
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  11. SparkyCanada macrumors member

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    You're sure these were audio files?

    Could they have been something else like a midi file...?

    SparkyCanada
     
  12. Knoodles, Dec 6, 2010
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    I'm pretty good when it comes to music files (side job, hobby) but had absolutely no luck with this file. I put this file through a barrage of music apps, adding every possible file extension. Everything came back as a text file. Even ran it through File Juicer. Nothing but text. My only suggestion would be to try these files on another Windows machine see if they can be played and then converted to a more universal file type.
     
  13. cristobalviel macrumors member

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    vox player

    Vox player
    it's the solution read's all audio formats
     
  14. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    While I’m sure the OP has good intentions, people, be careful with what you download off the internet. You never know what you’re getting.
     
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  17. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, thanks for trying. I guess it's impossible(?).
     
  18. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    IS THAT A CHALLENGE?!?!?!?! *spittle*

    ... one which I will have to look at when I get home tonight.

    Nothing's impossible. Highly improbable, perhaps, but... :)
     
  19. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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  20. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, no luck.
     
  21. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, yes lets call it a challenge then!:D
    Thanks
     
  22. notjustjay macrumors 603

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