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corrupted m4a/aac file - moov not found
ruebe
post Apr 3 2013, 11:27
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hi

first, i hope this is the right subforum...if not, please move it where ever this thread belongs

so...my problem is this: i got a .m4a file and judging from the file size i guess it contains an .aac
foobar won't play this file...or open the property dialog for it...or verify it's integrity...no matter what, foobar tells me 'moov not found'
musicbrainz and mp3tag do the same
however, vlc plays the file fine and so does wmp, which makes me giggle
i dunno if this is of importance, but renaming the file to .aac results in the fact no application would even look at it, i.e. nothing happens if i try to open it or drag'n'drop it, except for wmp...it still plays the file fine, which makes me giggle even more

so, what to do with this file? it obviously is damaged yet fully playable...how to get it played in the cool music players?
if more input from my side is needed, i'm happy to provide it
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db1989
post Apr 3 2013, 17:00
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All signs point to it being a MP3 that was just renamed to have the wrong file-extension. Presumably programs like VLC and WMP are less strict about extension having to match content then foobar2000 is, i.e. they will try to detect the actual format, rather than throwing an error as soon as it doesn’t match expectations from the extension.
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