Winamp Encoded AAC in iTunes?

DanTekGeek

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Nov 11, 2004
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HeyHey!
I have some AAC files I encoded with winamp. As you have probably guessed, iTunes dosent like them. Is there any software I can use to convert them to mp3 so that iTunes will play them?
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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DanTekGeek said:
HeyHey!
I have some AAC files I encoded with winamp. As you have probably guessed, iTunes dosent like them. Is there any software I can use to convert them to mp3 so that iTunes will play them?
Those files have an .aac extension, don't they? Those are MPEG-2 AAC, not the MPEG-4 AAC iTunes supports. Anyway, Winamp can do this for you - or at least assist in the process (assuming you still have access to it, that is). Just convert the .aac files to WAV using the Nullsoft Disk Writer output plugin, then load the WAV files into iTunes and make MP3s (or MPEG-4 AAC or Apple Lossless or whatever) from them using the Convert To function.
 

brap

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May 10, 2004
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wrldwzrd89 said:
Those files have an .aac extension, don't they? Those are MPEG-2 AAC, not the MPEG-4 AAC iTunes supports.
But first, change the file extension to .m4a. It can't hurt to check, and this trivial detail does stop iTunes playing compatible files.

Next time you rip something, perhaps try using dbpoweramp (google it).
 
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