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#1 LargePig


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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:47 AM

Hello everyone. It's been some time since I've been on the forums and I'm back, with an ubernoob question.

I've fairly recently got an XBOX 360, not modded. I downloaded the Optional Media Update which claims to enable playback of unprotected AAC files (m4a not m4p). It's not working at all for me.

If I load up the Media Extender, I can navigate to, and play the AAC (m4a) songs from my Media PC, but if I try to play the very same files directly through 'My Xbox>Music Library' they fail to play, little white circle with a line through it to the right. This is the same if I hook up my iPod Nano to the Xbox.
The m4a files are iTunes plus, and have no DRM (otherwise they wouldn't play in 7MC or with the Media Extender).

I guess my question is: Is this supposed to work? I can't see what I could be doing wrong, mp3 files play just fine.

#2 Martinchris23


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:31 PM

You might want to check how they've been encoded as this will be a factor. Check here for a full list:


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