I am sadly disappointing (again) with Nero this month. I don't want to have to rename files after I make them with Nero.And, no, I have no connection with M4A.COm any longer. I just want to see BOTH .m4a and .mp4 supported equally. Nero is one of the last "hold outs" In my opinion, supporting .m4a file extension saving is MUCH MORE important than parametic stereo support and anything else... Get it done guys, please...Adam
Those "average users" who user the program (Nero) want a simple way to encode files that will work across all their popular programs. Doing a DOS command to rename files is not very user friendly in my opinion.
So your point about .mp4 being a standard is moot, as they both are the same file container format (.mp4 and .m4a) just different naming conventions.
This is a classic "techhead" vs. user quality issue, and unfortunately the techs have been winning.
yes, very unfortunate to have left this feature alone, resulting in more time for tuning/quality feature implementation... very unfortunate indeed.
In my opinion, supporting .m4a file extension saving is MUCH MORE important than parametic stereo support and anything else...
I guess they were all too busy in Las Vegas last month to add this nice little feature...
...And about MPEG-4 & AAC being patented; even though this is true, it is also an open standard. It is guaranteed that what is an AAC today will still be an AAC ten years from now, and it is also guaranteed that anyone can buy rights to AAC on equal terms....I feel the same way. I want an international standardized audio format that won't change (i.e. my files will play back correctly in the years to come), not a whimsical Microsoft WMA codec that they can change (or that they can drop from being supported in their player) in years to come. ...As far as MP3 goes, the base MPEG 1 Level 3 format is an international standard, but the proprietary format (by Fraunhoffer and Coding Technologies) called MP3Pro is not an international standard. I would not like to see MP3Pro be accepted by the masses in place of the superior (according to international listening tests) HE AAC (when tested at low bitrates, which both HE AAC and MP3Pro are designed for).I can sleep better once we have MP4 Audio (both AAC and HE AAC) established as a popular international standard that works in all our portable players and software apps.
i want a tool ala oggprak, which analyses a .mp4 file whether it contains a video stream or notif it contains video, it passes the file to my video playerif it contains audio only, it passes it to my audio player should be very easy doable, any volunteers?
Guys it seems like a pretty simple compatibility feature request. Its not like adding an option for a different file extension would really take away from time that could have been spent tuning codecs. No need to get all huffy.