Playing .AAC/.M4A files on SanDisk Clip Jam
richard22j at zoho.com
Mon Jul 10 08:13:30 PDT 2017
This is off-topic. If that is going to cause offence please stop reading.
I found that I was unable to play the .M4A files generated by get_iplayer
for radio programmes on my AGPtEK player. I received many helpful
suggestions from this list. One suggestion was that if I demultiplexed the
file generated by ffmpeg and then remultiplexed it with mp4creator I would
be able to play programmes up to 30min long.
I subsequently bought a SanDisk Clip Jam and found that had the same
problem. SanDisk's own website said playing of .AAC files was limited to
clips of 15min, although that was not quite right. I reported it as a bug
to SanDisk support. I was told it would be fixed in a later firmware
release but I was not given any timescale, and I was told I would have to
keep checking the website for the fix.
Today I checked and found that v1.12 firmware had been released. (I had
v1.10.) That seems to have solved the problem. I have not tested it
exhaustively but I have played a 56min 128kbit/s file and skipped through a
3h 320kbit/s file.
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