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Old 07-02-2009, 05:01 PM
ajai_dev ajai_dev is offline
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Default AAC/m4a problems with A729.. Whts ur experience with AAC??

Hey everyone i just upgraded from the ZEN to the A729 and it works ok for the most part. Video encoding is still a painful task and i don't have very good settings for its video files will test on.

But whats the most problematic is the m4a files i have are not working very well. I mean they play ok but the player hangs randomly while playing them. MP3 work quite well no problem at all.

The m4a files were originally intended for the ZEN, since i have trans coded several cd's in this format i would rather not re encode every thing again.

I used Nero AAC codec / for the encoding along with that its ARB 192 kbps and its LC AAC.

I tried putting AAC instead of m4a but the player still hung. I also tried upgradeing the firmware.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:37 PM
Pierre Pierre is offline
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For the video setting it's actually very simple. Download Handbrake (loads of links on here), select the iPod setting and just change 2 numbers somewhere. Again loads of details on these forums, easy to use and find. Works a treat.

I think the Sony players can't play AAC can it...?
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:50 PM
h1a8 h1a8 is offline
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All the Sony players can play AAC (I think file extension must be .m4a though)
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:18 AM
codedivine codedivine is offline
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I have m4a files bought from iTunes Plus store (i.e. unprotected AAC, at 256 kbps) and they have been working well on a A728 for about 6 months. No hangups or any other issues on the player.
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:10 PM
ajai_dev ajai_dev is offline
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Seems there was a problem with the player itself sumthing to do with the mobo i guess :<

I got refunded but they took 5% of the total.
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