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    Issue with M4A files

    Hi all- Typically I've been converting FLAC files to mp3 to play through both my squeezebox/stereo system and an iPod. In an attempt to go lossless, I tried converting to M4a, but this seemed to be rejected on the squeezebox touch (it did play fine on my iPod though. Any thoughts or ways to resolve?? Thanks.

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    Search M4a on these threads. Numerous posts regarding that file type and transcoding and what you need to do depending on which OS and LMS version.

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    Also there are more than one sort of M4A file (e.g. audio encoding, positioning of metadata) - all of which can cuase problems.

    So to let others help - details of how you created the file and the option chosen when creating the file are very important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahertzberg View Post
    Hi all- Typically I've been converting FLAC files to mp3 to play through both my squeezebox/stereo system and an iPod. In an attempt to go lossless, I tried converting to M4a, but this seemed to be rejected on the squeezebox touch (it did play fine on my iPod though. Any thoughts or ways to resolve?? Thanks.
    If you want to do lossless, why not just use FLAC?
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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