Old 2nd July 2007, 02:42   #1
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Winamp will not play my m4a files

I have some .m4a audio files that I'm trying to play in my Winamp player that aren't working. The name of the song will show up on the title bar but the files won't play. It was working fine a couple months ago, so I'm not sure what is happening now. Any suggestions?

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Old 2nd July 2007, 07:02   #2
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are the files corrupted? incomplete?

do they play in windows media player?

have you done anything to the files in the last few months?
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Old 2nd July 2007, 10:14   #3
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Is the Nullsoft MPEG4 Audio Decoder (in_mp4.dll) present under Prefs > Plugins > Input?
Are they definitely .m4a and not .m4p ?
What does it say the audio type is at the top of the file info (Winamp > Playlist entry > right click > View File Info (Alt+3)) for one of these files (copy+paste that section here please)? Does it say ALAC maybe?
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Old 2nd July 2007, 23:16   #4
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Originally posted by Rocker
are the files corrupted? incomplete?

do they play in windows media player?

have you done anything to the files in the last few months?
I don't think they are corrupted...I haven't done anything different to them. They won't play in windows media, but that's because my wmp won't play m4a files anyway.
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Old 2nd July 2007, 23:27   #5
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Originally posted by DJ Egg
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....161361#plugins
Winamp version?
Is the Nullsoft MPEG4 Audio Decoder (in_mp4.dll) present under Prefs > Plugins > Input?
Are they definitely .m4a and not .m4p ?
What does it say the audio type is at the top of the file info (Winamp > Playlist entry > right click > View File Info (Alt+3)) for one of these files (copy+paste that section here please)? Does it say ALAC maybe?
Yes, the Nullsoft MPEG4 Audio Decoder is there. And I'm positive that the music files I'm trying to play are .m4a.

Here is the link of the filename you asked me about...I hope I did this right. lol

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Carrie pics\Carrie's Demo Music\Cover Songs\__MACOSX\Cover Tunes\._01 Goodbye Earl.m4a

Hmmmm.....
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Old 3rd July 2007, 00:31   #6
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Alas, that link isn't going to help much.

I meant the file info at the top of the MPEG4 File Info box when you right click the file in the Winamp Playlist and select 'View File Info'

Not the very top line which has the filepath & filename, but the Info just under there, where it says eg.
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Track Type Info
1 audio MPEG-4 AAC LC, 372.517 secs, 192 kbps, 44100 Hz



Or you could just upload a sample file to eg. sendspace.com or mediafire.com and post the download link here (don't worry if it says 'url submitted by user' in your post here, as that is just part of the forum antispam policy for anyone with a Junior Member status - but admin/moderators can still see the url)
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Old 3rd July 2007, 00:34   #7
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If it begins with a ._ it isn't an actual file. Those are hiding MacOS files used to contain metadata and file system information about the file. They aren't actual Media Files. The file it's self is probably under a few K.

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Old 3rd July 2007, 00:36   #8
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Aha!
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Old 3rd July 2007, 21:00   #9
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Thanks guys! I just tried downloading the files over and now they are playing just fine. Go figure! LOL

Thanks again! I appreciate it!
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