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Lossy Audio Compression => MP3 => MP3 - General => Topic started by: Hikermann on 2020-08-03 21:03:10

Title: MP4 - MP3
Post by: Hikermann on 2020-08-03 21:03:10
Copied tunes from MacBook iTunes onto USB; transferred to PC (Windows 7); opened tunes (MP4) into Foobar2000 1.3.16; when attempting to play, FB says:  "Unable to open item for playback (Unsupported format or corrupted file (moov box not found)):"

Saw adv for dbpoweramp attached to FB's page, so got that; attempting to convert .m4a back to .mp3, but dbpoweramp tells me "file not supported" -- so I guess I just wasted my $$ on dbpoweramp as it is touted as being this nearly-magical program that covers nearly-every-possibility . . . and since .mp3 and .mp4 are pretty basic in the audio world, I thought I could reasonably expect they would be "convertable" . . .  Not so.

Nothing simple.  Nothing with clarity for ease of understanding.  Nothing to spend my time on but attempting to decipher computerese and programs that require extensive information and expertise . . .

Thanks for any clarification.  Appreciated.
Title: Re: MP4 - MP3
Post by: JabbaThePrawn on 2020-08-03 21:30:59
Copied tunes from MacBook iTunes onto USB; transferred to PC (Windows 7); opened tunes (MP4) into Foobar2000 1.3.16; when attempting to play, FB says:  "Unable to open item for playback (Unsupported format or corrupted file (moov box not found)):"

Saw adv for dbpoweramp attached to FB's page, so got that; attempting to convert .m4a back to .mp3, but dbpoweramp tells me "file not supported" -- so I guess I just wasted my $$ on dbpoweramp as it is touted as being this nearly-magical program that covers nearly-every-possibility . . . and since .mp3 and .mp4 are pretty basic in the audio world, I thought I could reasonably expect they would be "convertable" . . .  Not so.

Nothing simple.  Nothing with clarity for ease of understanding.  Nothing to spend my time on but attempting to decipher computerese and programs that require extensive information and expertise . . .

Thanks for any clarification.  Appreciated.
I don't tend to convert between lossy formats, but if I do need to, the free version of Any Video Converter seems to do the job well enough. It does most of what the full version can, although you get a nag screen when a job finishes: https://www.any-video-converter.com/products-freeware/
Title: Re: MP4 - MP3
Post by: Hikermann on 2020-08-03 21:54:51
Thank you for your response; AVC appears to be specifically for video -- not audio as I'm dealing with.  Thank you nonetheless.
Title: Re: MP4 - MP3
Post by: JabbaThePrawn on 2020-08-03 22:15:50
Thank you for your response; AVC appears to be specifically for video -- not audio as I'm dealing with.  Thank you nonetheless.
It is mainly a video tool, but it does convert to and from several audio-only formats.
Title: Re: MP4 - MP3
Post by: Apesbrain on 2020-08-03 22:30:50
There is some problem with the files you copied from iTunes.  What is their file extension on iTunes?

Suggest you update to a current version of foobar2000.  You may also want to install the "Free Encoder Pack".
Title: Re: MP4 - MP3
Post by: Hikermann on 2020-08-03 22:34:37
I copied them to the USB; the extension there is MP4 -- can't find any extension(s) in iTunes library; should there be such showing?  Thanks for the assistance; appreciated.
Title: Re: MP4 - MP3
Post by: Apesbrain on 2020-08-03 23:47:17
Some possible solutions here:
https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/370714-fixing-adding-moov-to-assembled-m4a
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=100249.0
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