HELP - AAC Format Can't Be transfered to iPod

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jbssm
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HELP - AAC Format Can't Be transfered to iPod

Post by jbssm » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:23 pm

Hi all,

I'm having quite a big problem with MAX.

If I encode my CD's with AAC (MP4 format), I can import them to iTunes, but I can't transfer them to my iPod

If I encode my CD's with AAC (extension AAC), then I cannot even import them to iTunes :?

Is this a bug from Max ?

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jbssm

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Post by cluffydog » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:00 pm

Are you using MPEG4 Audio AAC? That is the correct format for iTunes & iPod.

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Post by shanecavanaugh » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:53 pm

What settings are you using to encode AAC?

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Post by jbssm » Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:55 pm

Hi,

I'm encoding AAC in 256 VBR or 256 non VBR (I've made the 2 tries).
When I encode in iTunes everything works, but if I do it in MAX I cannot even add these file to my iTunes library.

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Post by shanecavanaugh » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:01 pm

Are you using AAC ADTS, the first MPEG4 Audio Type or the second? Which quality setting are you using?

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Post by shanecavanaugh » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:16 pm

I tested some of the settings, and I think I've found your problem. I think you are using the second MPEG4 Audio Type. You should use the first, the kind that uses the m4a extension. I'm not sure why the second wouldn't work (the one that uses the mp4 extension), but using the first one imports to my iTunes and to my iPod.

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Post by sbooth » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:50 am

I think the first MP4 audio file (.mp4) is for the audio portion of MPEG-4 video files. As always, though, there is a good chance I'm mistaken.

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Post by jbssm » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:02 pm

Ahah,

the m4a extension was the way to go ... I tried so many stuff and I missed that one.

Thank you all for the big help.

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