Winamp Encoded AAC in iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by DanTekGeek, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2004
    Denver, CO
    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?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    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.
  3. brap macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2004
    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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