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Subject: Re: can't play AAC files created with WMA Convert

Re: can't play AAC files created with WMA Convert

From: Magnus Holmgren <>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2007 12:05:04 +0200

Woody Anna Dresner wrote:

> I converted some WAV files to AAC using WMA Convert. These files play
> fine on my iPod Nano if I transfer them using iTunes and play them using
> the Apple firmware. However, if I transfer them with Windows Explorer
> and try to play them using Rockbox, I get the message
> No file!
> (root)
> (root)
> and they don't play. When I used Winamp to view info about one of these
> files, here's what it said, in case that would be helpful:
> 1 audio MPEG-4 AAC LC, 160.821 secs, 162 kbps, 44100 Hz
> Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

My guess is that the file is not streamable. That means the metadata
does not come before the audio data. There are programs out there that
can fix this, such as the command line program mp4creator (using the
-optimize option), or Foobar2000 (using the "Optimize MP4 Layout" function).

Received on 2007-04-01

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