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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 Feb 1 2012, 09:56
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In the end, this all adds up to a cautionary tale about not using (solely) optical media for backup, and additionally using more than one medium as backup storage. I must really question how you and the band valued their recordings if the only known copy in existence was a (lossy!) CD-R rip on a car stereo. Make a habit of instantly creating lossless (WAV,AIFF,FLAC) copies and/or save and the project files themselves. And back up the data to multiple media (CD-R, USB thumb drives, Hard disks, ...). This is not only a service to you but also to your customers!

I still do hope you can find a solution to retrieve the audio files. Any luck contacting the manufacturer of the stereo or rummaging through the online resources saratoga mentioned?

It's only audiophile if it's inconvenient.
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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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