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How can I decode AAC/ADTS files ripped by a Chrysler MyGig car system?, Was: Need help access AAC files. At my wits end.....
post Jan 23 2012, 07:48
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Ok, I have 5 AAC/ADTS files that I am trying to playback and/or convert.
Here they be:

I have tried every encoder, decoder, player, and trick I can come up with... I am an audio engineer by trade, but I'm more of a studio guy who rarely deals with much outside the realm of wav, aiff, and plain old mp3.

long story short, this is my only remaining copy of these songs, and I am desperate to access them. they were ripped from wave file on cdr directly to and by my car stereo, a chrysler/harman becker "mygig" harddrive car system. I had been listening to these songs for a year in my car just fine, original CD got lost, and I went to the dealer and had the files extracted from my car to a usb drive. now i cant play them, or load them back on my car.

from what i know the car system runs a QNX RTOS, and encodes audio as some form of aac.

Can any experts out there make these work????????
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post Jan 25 2012, 21:23
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The manual doesnt say much about the way it encodes files at all. I had to go to the dealer in the first place to get the files off the car(they have to hook it up to their computer and put the stereo in "service mode" to do this.) I thought everything was golden once i had the files on disc, but now nothing under the sun can open them. Info on the internet claimes that the stereo encodes as wma, but every file it rips (that isnt given a gracenote title, ie anything after 2008 or anything obscure) gets a simple track number with a .aac extension. The dealer know virtually nothing about this stuff, i actually had to perform the function myself after they put it in service mode, and the manufacturer makes this type of stereo exclusively for chrysler and redirects any customer service inquiries to the dealer.

This is my only copy left in existence of a recording i would really like to retrieve but I am getting nothing but dead ends. If i hadnt gotten them removed by the dealer(the function of doing so also wipes the car hard drive) I could have at least ripped open my stereo and simply tapped into the R/L wires and re-recorded the output audio, but now i cant even do that...

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- misterconnell   How can I decode AAC/ADTS files ripped by a Chrysler MyGig car system?   Jan 23 2012, 07:48
- - bug80   I tried to open the first file in foobar2000, VLC ...   Jan 23 2012, 09:41
- - Kohlrabi   The files don't seem to be valid, I wasn't...   Jan 23 2012, 09:45
- - hlloyge   Could they be encrypted? Check the manual of your ...   Jan 23 2012, 11:28
- - misterconnell   The manual doesnt say much about the way it encode...   Jan 25 2012, 21:23
- - Kohlrabi   Try to contact the manufacturer of the stereo rath...   Jan 26 2012, 00:10
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE I could have at least ripped open my stereo ...   Jan 26 2012, 01:58
- - Mix3dmessagez   Honestly you could probably download the songs off...   Jan 28 2012, 19:05
|- - misterconnell   No, when i said 'only copy in existence' i...   Jan 31 2012, 15:27
- - saratoga   I see a ton of stuff about that stereo online. Ha...   Jan 31 2012, 19:04
- - Rotareneg   Stupid question perhaps, but have you tried loadin...   Jan 31 2012, 20:53
- - db1989   QUOTE (misterconnell @ Jan 23 2012, 06:48...   Jan 31 2012, 22:34
- - Kohlrabi   In the end, this all adds up to a cautionary tale ...   Feb 1 2012, 09:56
- - misterconnell   I agree entirely, fact is, I did not terrible valu...   Mar 4 2012, 20:25
|- - .alexander.   Hey, could you upload the files to http://www.nort...   Mar 5 2012, 08:01
|- - misterconnell   QUOTE (.alexander. @ Mar 5 2012, 09:01) H...   May 7 2012, 21:10
- - psycho   I tried everything I could think of... Nothing wor...   May 8 2012, 19:03
- - mixminus1   Hmm...7350 * 6 = 44100 Now I'm curious as to ...   May 8 2012, 19:11
- - .alexander.   first bytes do not correspond to ADTS or MP4. In c...   May 8 2012, 20:25
- - LCtheDJ   My own research on Mygig shows that they play mp3 ...   Aug 6 2012, 21:19
- - 3mm   Do you still have access to the Mygig hard drive? ...   Sep 12 2013, 07:23

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