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Terra

1. Posted:

The title says it all i guess. I converted my MP3 files to AAC but they still won't play. Can someone help me?

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theblackdragon

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what program did you use to convert them?
what extension (*.blahblahblah) were they given after conversion?
will the files play on your computer? from the SD card itself?
did you properly dismount the volume/stop the removable device before disconnecting it from your computer?

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Terra

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theblackdragon wrote:

what program did you use to convert them?

I used a trial version of Xilosoft Audio Converter

theblackdragon wrote:

what extension (*.blahblahblah) were they given after conversion?

It comes up as .aac

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will the files play on your computer? from the SD card itself?

The AAC files work perfectly on the Computer when played through Itunes

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did you properly dismount the volume/stop the removable device before disconnecting it from your computer?

Yes, i did.

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theblackdragon

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Terranigma wrote:

It comes up as .aac

Looks like that might be the problem. Here's what the manual says about playable file formats for DSi Sound:
AAC files with .m4a, mp4, or .3gp filename extensions
Bitrate: 16 kbps to 320 kbps
Sampling rate: 32 kHz to 48 kHz

Try using iTunes to convert your files (highlight files, right-click, then 'create AAC version' -- you can also rip CDs straight into AAC format via Preferences or Options IIRC, and you can set your default bitrates there too); it saves them as .m4a, and they play just fine on my DSi. :3

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Terra

5. Posted:

Ok. i'll try that. Just need to load everything up on my computer first.

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Terra

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It's all working now. Thanks theblackdragon

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theblackdragon

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no prob, enjoy. :3

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Terra

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I will :)

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Terra

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I'm getting a new problem now. When trying to copy to the SD card, it won't let me. It says i need to remove write protection. How do i do that?

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theblackdragon

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take out the SD card. on the side should be a teeny tiny little plastic tab that moves... it's like a 3.5" floppy, where you move the little tab to write protect it.

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Terra

11. Posted:

Working once more. Thanks again for the help

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geek-master

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gosh the music player is better than a ipod XD

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Bendover83

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I'm getting the same problem kinda. I have Xilisoft as well and its on .aac files with .m4a extension and the bitrate is at 224Kb/s. It shows up on the dsi player but doesn't play. I'm going to try other bitrates and try that out.

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NESGamepro

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Why all the conversion? Is something wrong with MP3? I won't update my Wii photo channel because I don't want to lose MP3 support, even though I never use it.

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Bendover83

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Fixed it, I just got iTunes.

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Terra

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NESGamepro wrote:

Why all the conversion? Is something wrong with MP3? I won't update my Wii photo channel because I don't want to lose MP3 support, even though I never use it.

There's nothing seriously wrong with MP3. It's just that companies are starting to use AAC a lot more, like Nintendo, Sony and, in particular, Apple. I think it's because AAC Was designed to be a successor to MP3, and is more advanced in several different ways over MP3, although not completely. Still, the advantages it does have is why i think Nintendo dropped MP3 support for the Photo channel and the DSi for AAC.

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NESGamepro

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Thanks Terranigma, that helps. I'll spend some time on wiki today to see if there is more to learn.

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