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Questions tagged [m4a]

m4a is a compressed audio file format

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Sound converter on Ubuntu Gnome offers no option for converting audios to m4a

Can't seem to find anything missing for Sound converter on Ubuntu 18.04 for no longer offering to convert audios to m4a. Any suggestions?
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Recovering corrupted m4a recordings

I have been using Ubuntu on my school computer this year, I usually record the lectures that I can't hope to keep up with the prof, I have permission to do this. I have been using the default audio ...
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How to synchronize ratings and last played data from digital audio players and Rythmbox?

How to synchronize ratings and last played data from digital audio players and Rythmbox? (open to other software, open to building a script too, but I'm hoping there's an easy way out!) I used use ...
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Clementine doesn't play m4a anymore after 16.04 upgrade

When my system was 14.04 I had this problem and this fixed it. Now I upgraded the system to 16.04, I didn't find clementine so I installed it. It couldn't play m4a files so I found my old solution ...
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All kinds of music players cannot play m4a files, throwing “Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in.”

So I've carefully checked all those similar questions posted, tried their solutions. Just in case that I've missed anything, here are the packages info for gstreamer installation: Also ubuntu-...
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Embedding album art in m4a files?

I have a directory of m4a files together with a single album art image named cover.jpg. How can I 'embed' this album art image into the m4a files using the command line?
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How to import audio CD as .m4a with album art?

I have a bunch of music CDs that I want to digitize as .m4as with album art, so that I can use them with iTunes on a virtual machine. Is there a simple way to just read the tracks off the CD in .m4a ...
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How can I rebuild the faac package to get mp4/m4a support and higher bitrates?

The copy of faac under Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04 has 2 limitations: It does not have mp4/m4a support It cannot use high bitrates How can I rebuild faac, using correct Debian packaging techniques, to ...
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Unable to play or edit .m4a files on fresh Lubuntu 15.10 installation

I have some m4a files I would like to edit with Audacity, but Audacity crashes when I try to open the files. In attempting to solve the problem, I found that I'm not able to play m4a files either. I'...
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Convert m4a to mp3 using Sound Converter

I'm trying to convert some m4a sounds to mp3 using Sound Convert but I get the following error: Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: Apple Lossless ...
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Conversion of m4a file names

Hi everyone hoping I can find an answer to my music related question. I switched from PC to Ubuntu and had run iTunes in the past. I have a lot of music that I have the CDs for but I loaded them ...
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Play m4a in rhythmbox?

I can't seem to get rhythmbox to recognize my m4as using newly installed 15.10. I have the base, good, bad, ugly, and bad-multiverse plugins installed. Have I missed a package or something? ...
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Audacious can't play some m4a files, but vlc can play it

I have some audio files with m4a format. But some of the file can't be played with Audacious but can be played with VLC. Why did it happen?
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Convert entire playlist from m4a to mp3 [duplicate]

I have a ton of music on my computer, but unfortunately it's in m4a, and steam only takes mp3. Is there a program or a terminal command that will convert an entire folder?
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Clementine can't play m4a files. missing plugin issue cannot be solved

Many suggest to delete ~/.gstreamer-0.10/ and install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad. But when I try installing gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad apt-get tells me it's installed at latest version. And when I ...
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Convert flac to m4a at 400Kps?

It's worth a try, I love linux and I have so many years using it but now there's only one thing that I cannot do. I have my music collection in flac and I always convert flac to m4a using nero aac ...
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cmus doesn't add m4a files

I am using cmus 2.6 (built from source, as the version in the repository was giving segfault on adding music), and it just doesn't detect m4a tracks. I checked the plugins, and the aac plugin is ...
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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 user 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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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 ...