Author Topic: How to convert AAC to MP3 or M4A.  (Read 3698 times)

Tinidazone

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Hi... I have been using MusicBee for 2 years now and It seems I can't change the tags of my ACC files on PC nor on Android AutoTagger... can someone help me to change them automatically to mp3 or m4a using MB. I have already installed and add ACC codec to MB
Last Edit: April 22, 2020, 09:01:01 PM by Humphries
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Dryst

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I think what you mean is AAC.  AAC files are identical to M4A.  They simply have a different file extension.  M4A files are MP4 containing audio only.

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MB cant save tags for aac files that dont already have a container. Those files normally have a .m4a or .m4b extension. There are utilities add a container to aac files and i know one utility has been mentioned on this forum in the past but i dont remember its name.

Roby

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You can use MP4Box (command line utility) or MP4Box GUI to move the aac fies into  mp4 container. The extension of the container file must be changed to .mp4 or better m4a.
https://www.videohelp.com/software/MP4Box
https://www.videohelp.com/software/My-MP4Box-GUI

zigzag10

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I think fre-ac can convert raw Acc files and whatsmore its free - https://www.freac.org/

Tinidazone

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MB cant save tags for aac files that dont already have a container. Those files normally have a .m4a or .m4b extension. There are utilities add a container to aac files and i know one utility has been mentioned on this forum in the past but i dont remember its name.

Sure but is there a possibility of converting them to Mp3 or M4a on MusicBee apart from the "on fly conversion" because I am constantly failing to copy them to Android via MB
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Tinidazone

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I think fre-ac can convert raw Acc files and whatsmore its free - https://www.freac.org/
https://www.freac.org/
THANK YOU SO MUCH....:-*  This helped a LOT. thank you so much. It comes with billions of features... Super Solution.
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I have unlocked the thread in case others have questions or comments.
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Tinidazone

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 :) okey... I thought reading is explanatory
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:) okey... I thought reading is explanatory
Reading is. But having the thread locked prevents questions from others coming across the thread.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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sveakul

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FWIW..  A cmd file for wrapping any/all AAC file(s) in the folder you run it in to M4A using Mp4Box, keeping original AAC(s):

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FOR %F IN (*.aac) DO "C:\mp4box\mp4box.exe" -add "%F" "%~nF.m4a" -new

Same using ffmpeg instead:

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FOR %F IN (*.aac) DO "C:\ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe" -i "%F" -codec copy "%~nF.m4a"

Change paths to the executables accordingly.  Both solutions are lossless.
Last Edit: April 23, 2020, 01:11:49 AM by sveakul

Tinidazone

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Thank you. am trying my best to skip the command line
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