Old 26th April 2010, 00:38   #1
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M4A files sound worse than MP3 in Winamp

I've been having a problem with M4A files sounding pretty awful in Winamp vs. their MP3 counterparts. At first I thought it was an encoding problem, but then I found out that the M4A files only sounded inferior when I played them through Winamp. What I did was to take a lossless file and encode both to MP3 and M4A, then play them in various media players. Each time, Winamp was the only one in which I noticed a marked difference, with the M4A file sounding very muffled.

Has anyone else had this problem?
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Old 27th April 2010, 15:41   #2
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M4A files sound worse than MP3 in Winamp

I have also experienced this phenom and will add that the M4A generated before I added the Pro ver to produce MP3 also give me heartache when played over a reliable generic playback system...each CD carefully checked for quality, but output randomly phizzles, i.e., skips, blips, causes system to balk, etc. To solve my problem: will re-burn my old CDs into Pro MP3. This may sound awkward, but it is the least of the evils. Best regards.
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