Category Archive: iTunes

Jul 24 2011

Convert AAC to M4A

I needed to wrap an AAC file in an M4A container so I could load it into my Windows Phone 7 (WP7) music collection.  First I downloaded the FFmpeg software from here: http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ Then I unzipped the files and ran the following command: C:\FFmpeg\bin>ffmpeg -i “song.aac” -acodec copy -absf aac_adtstoasc “song.m4a” That solved the problem …

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Apr 10 2006

(Re)installing the iTunes COM API in Windows

I ran into a problem recently where a third-party application could not launch iTunes and the Apple iTunes COM SDK also could not launch iTunes.  I have the 64-bit version of Windows XP Professional (x64 Edition) installed on my Athlon 64 computer and initially thought that perhaps MarkAble (an excellent tool for converting audio files …

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