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Windows 7: AAC validation tool. I searched but can't find it


09 Aug 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
AAC validation tool. I searched but can't find it

Anyone know where I can find a tool to check the headers of M4A files to see if they strictly adhere to the standard for Advanced Audio Coding?

I know one thing, there wasn't very much to look around for when I searched online, but based on what I uncovered, a program I was using to convert my music to AAC wasn't compliant with the standard.


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10 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Why is this a problem?

In my search for knowledge.... I need more information, as it stands, that was a little vague I think.

*Cough* mention what you are using software wise and what you intend to do with it. *Cough*

I'm still just stuck with MP3, all my players are MP3...

I use Media Buddy for conversions, and it does have AAC, not freeware though.
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10 Aug 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

When I converted files from MP3 recently, all of the AAC files that it created were discovered to be non-compliant.
This is what one of the "compliant" headers look like:
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Is there a safe way to make compliant headers for AAC-LC files playable in:

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10 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

What was used for conversion?

I don't think it matters, MP3 is LOWER quality than AAC per that article you posted, so you can't UP an MP3 to that AAC standard, you would have to go back to source media (music CDs) and make the AAC's directly, that is the problem.

NOT POSSIBLE with inferior source MP3's in a nutshell.

How others dealt with this perhaps check in a Nintendo DS forum.

AAC rippers exist though, assuming you have some actual CDs.

I don't have a 3DS, maybe there have been some discovered tricks, seems pathetic if they don't play mp3s.
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