m4a is a compressed audio file format

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How to play .aac / .m4a files in cmus in 14.04 (trusty)?

I am unable to playback .m4a (aac) files in cmus. They work in mplayer and totem. Anyone know a fix? $ cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS \n \l I already tried blowing away ~/.gstreamer*, updating ...
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Clementine refuses to play m4a, wma and wav

I installed Clementine and I'm happy with it's used interface and certain features. Unfortunately, it refuses to play wma, wav and m4a files. As far as I know, I do have all the gstreamer plugins ...
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Is there a command-line program to read tags from .m4a files?

Running id3v2 -l file.m4a didn't find any tags, but displaying it in rhythmbox did. Is there another command-line program for working with tags that works on .m4a files? I'm running precise 12.04. ...
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How can I convert .mp4 and .m4a files to .mp3 files automatically, keeping the cover art?

I have some .mp4 and .m4a audio files that I want to convert to .mp3 files. I want the resulting .mp3 files to include the cover art included in the source files, without fiddling with EasyTAG ...
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How do I choose M4A format music downloads in the Music Store?

The albums in the Ubuntu Music Store are shown to be available as mp3 or M4A files. How can I decide which format to download? I am not using Mac but I would prefer to download M4A.
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Sound Converter fails to convert mp3 to m4a

It shows me an error (shown below) when I try to convert from mp3 to GNOME Audio File (.m4a) Any tips on how I can fix this? Urgent help will be much appreciated.
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Is there now any way to convert mp3 files to m4a or aac 192kbit?

Since about two years now I am trying to find a way to convert high quality mp3 files to m4a or aac files with a fixed bitrate 192k. Please don't suggest using another format - i thought this through ...
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How can I get Spotify to play M4A files?

Spotify on Ubuntu 11.10 can only play mp3, does Spotify on Ubuntu support M4A, if so how can I enable this?
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Convert lossless m4a to flac

I tried to convert a file with pacpl, but I get the well-known "256" error. With the -v flag, the FAQ of pacpl tells me: "The file you are trying to convert is a lossless .m4a file. The format ...
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How to convert a m4a sound file to mp3?

I tried with: $ ffmpeg -i music.m4a music.mp3 but I got a zero bytes file. The output was: FFmpeg version 0.6-4:0.6-2ubuntu6.2, Copyright (c) 2000-2010 the FFmpeg developers built on Sep 16 2011 ...