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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: Woody Anna Dresner <>
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2007 22:59:49 -1000

>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!
>>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).
> Magnus

Hi Magnus,

You were absolutely right. I optimized the layout of one of the
files with Foobar2000 and it plays just fine. Thanks very much for your help.

Received on 2007-04-08

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