Preview m4a audio files

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ksnyder
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Preview m4a audio files

Post by ksnyder » 20 Dec 2013 21:34

Is there a trick to previewing m4a audio files? Every other audio file that I have tried will play, but m4a files only show the album art. Thank you.

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Re: Preview m4a audio files

Post by admin » 21 Dec 2013 09:17

Hm. I don't seem to have such a file for testing. Can you send me a download link to one?
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Re: Preview m4a audio files

Post by binocular222 » 21 Dec 2013 09:35

Mine play well in XYpreview panel.

You can try installing some codecpack such as:
- K-Lite codecpack
- Windows 7 codecpack
...
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Re: Preview m4a audio files

Post by yusef88 » 21 Dec 2013 09:39

admin wrote:Hm. I don't seem to have such a file for testing. Can you send me a download link to one?
http://the21stcenturymonads.net/m4a/?MD :lol:
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Re: Preview m4a audio files

Post by admin » 21 Dec 2013 09:52

Plays fine here.
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Re: Preview m4a audio files

Post by ksnyder » 21 Dec 2013 16:16

Strange. They play fine in Windows Media Player, so I don't think it's a codec problem. I can't preview any .mov video files either.

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Re: Preview m4a audio files

Post by binocular222 » 21 Dec 2013 16:52

It it DRM-protected?
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Re: Preview m4a audio files

Post by 40k » 21 Dec 2013 19:50

99.9% chance it's the usual codec problem.

Install this:
http://www.cccp-project.net/

And report back if still broken.
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Re: Preview m4a audio files

Post by ksnyder » 22 Dec 2013 05:09

The music is not DRM. It shouldn't be a codec issue, the files play in Adobe Bridge without any trouble. I don't want to install a codec pack. I use my computer for video editing and I have seen some negative side effects to installing a bunch of codecs. Bummer, I liked the possibility of using this program to preview my files. I have tried it on three computers without any luck. All the computers will play the files in Windows Media Player...moving on. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Re: Preview m4a audio files

Post by 40k » 22 Dec 2013 13:14

ksnyder wrote:The music is not DRM. It shouldn't be a codec issue, the files play in Adobe Bridge without any trouble. I don't want to install a codec pack. I use my computer for video editing and I have seen some negative side effects to installing a bunch of codecs. Bummer, I liked the possibility of using this program to preview my files. I have tried it on three computers without any luck. All the computers will play the files in Windows Media Player...moving on. Thanks for all the suggestions.
It is the codec though. Adobe just doesn't register it system-wide. This is not an XY issue.
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Re: Preview m4a audio files

Post by admin » 22 Dec 2013 13:17

It's possible that codecs are registered only for 64-bit apps. Oh yeah, luckily this nightmare will be over in 2014.
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