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Samsung Music not supporting m4a anymore?

(Topic created on: 17-08-2022 02:31 PM)
stlkr
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Galaxy A Series
Does SM not supporting m4a anymore? Noticed that part of my music library is not played anymore, player says format is not supported. Any eay to fix it?
Galaxy A70
Samsung Music v16.2.27.5
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TheCrumpsta
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JAMES4578
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Hi @stlkr   You have not named your device, though as far as I an aware m4a is generally supported. However some file formats may not always work with  the Samsung Music Player.  You could try something like Video Lan Player that plays a variety of formats. https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-android.html#:~:text=VLC%20for%20Android%20is%20a,filters%2C%2... 

There is also the option to convert to MP3 Via  convertor programs or itunes https://www.trustedreviews.com/how-to/convert-m4a-files-mp3-3943948 

I do not work for Samsung or make Samsung Products but provide independent advice and valuable contributions.


My Device- S21 Ultra 5G ( SM-998B/DS ) CSC= BTU , 12GB/256GB
One Ui 4.0,Android 12 Official Version.

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stlkr
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Sorry, updated my post - it is A70 and Samsung Music is 16.2.27.5. I noticed that before they were played, but now stopped. AIMP is able to play these files w.o. issues.
And yes I know about other players and conversion to mp3, but would be nice to play in SM w.o. conversion 🙂
JAMES4578
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@stlkr  oh right,  m4a is supported type in specifications https://www.devicespecifications.com/en/model/67935017 

You seem to have the latest update for Samsung Music and take it no other updates pending.

I do not work for Samsung or make Samsung Products but provide independent advice and valuable contributions.


My Device- S21 Ultra 5G ( SM-998B/DS ) CSC= BTU , 12GB/256GB
One Ui 4.0,Android 12 Official Version.

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wyse_terminal
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M4a files stopped being supported from note 10 onwards I am not too sure why but there was a reason behind it I recall, workaround is to use another media player, I personally use poweramp