how can i add m4a files to my WMP music library...?

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how can i add m4a files to my WMP music library...?

Postby eGx1a2V4 » Thu, 24 May 2007 23:33:02 GMT

I'm using windows vista business - can't for the life of me get it to tell me 
which version of WMP i have, but i assume it's 11. 
  What i'm wrestling with is trying to get my m4a files listed in my WMP 
music library - as opposed to under 'other media' where they are now. They 
play fine, but i want them filed in my library with everthing else, and don't 
understand why it's such a problem to do that... am i missing something...?
 many thanks for any help.

Re: how can i add m4a files to my WMP music library...?

Postby zachd [MSFT] » Wed, 30 May 2007 05:19:37 GMT

The provider of the tool that is letting you play back M4A in WMP should 
also have added the library registration for you.  It's covered on 
 http://www.**--****.com/  .

-- 
Speaking for myself only.
See  http://www.**--****.com/ 
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.







Re: how can i add m4a files to my WMP music library...?

Postby John Lockwood » Thu, 31 May 2007 00:21:18 GMT

On 23/5/07 15:33, in article
 XXXX@XXXXX.COM , "xlukex"




Based on past experience, this means one or both of the following.

1.  I initially had a problem getting WMP to recognise some files and
letting me add them to its library (as I recall it was more getting it to
add them in the first place rather than reading the tags) and this is
probably worth checking yourself. Basically, as m4a files are a format that
as standard WMP does not know, it needs to be told to accept them. This is
stored in the registry.

This Microsoft document describes how to do this.
 http://www.**--****.com/ 

For m4a I have

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4a
    (Default)           REG_SZ    iTunes.m4a
    Content Type        REG_SZ    audio/m4a
    iTunes_back         REG_SZ    QuickTime.m4a
    PerceivedType       REG_SZ    audio

The last line is the important one, and the one the Microsoft article is
referring to. For a video file extension the perceived type would of cource
be video.

2. The second thing, is that as standard WMP11 (and earlier versions) cannot
read the meta tags in m4a files, you therefore need to install a plugin to
WMP to add this capability. I use WMPTSE available here
 http://www.**--****.com/ 
 http://www.**--****.com/ 


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