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I'm making a photoshow and I'm unable to download a song. For up to 5 min. after it says "Downloading" it says, "Transcoding Music," then it gives me some kind of error and asks if I would like to try again. After the title of the song it has ".m4a" (in case that has anything to do with it). How can I download that song? I've even used it on a previous photoshow. Thank You!

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Never ever click on the problem solved button. It hides everything. It is not a request button; it is a button used to notify everyone that there was a solution found. I had to post to make your post visible.

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Never ever click on the problem solved button. It hides everything. It is not a request button; it is a button used to notify everyone that there was a solution found. I had to post to make your post visible.

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I'm making a photoshow and I'm unable to download a song. For up to 5 min. after it says "Downloading" it says, "Transcoding Music," then it gives me some kind of error and asks if I would like to try again. After the title of the song it has ".m4a" (in case that has anything to do with it). How can I download that song? I've even used it on a previous photoshow. Thank You!

 

When you say download a song - from where? I do not believe that either the desktop version or the on-line version will accept m4a. Try download the song from wherever and changing the format to mp3.

 

The desktop version only accepts mp3; the on-line version accepts your own MP3 or AAC files. If the music is copyrighted, you can use it legally (most often from Itunes).

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Digital Guru....having same problem. Your comment: When you say download a song - from where? I do not believe that either the desktop version or the on-line version will accept m4a. Try download the song from wherever and changing the format to mp3.

 

How do you change from M4a to mp3? When trying to download it goes to my itunes acct on desktop....will not read my iPod. ????

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You said "will not read my iPod. ?????" The online program will accept MP3 or AAC audio files. The desktop version will accept mp3s. You didn;t say if you were using the on-line version ot the desktop version or if you have the premium membership or not. You left out a lot f necessary information (including also if you are using a PC or MAC and what operating system.

 

From an article by Sam Costello "AAC is the the format of all songs sold at the iTunes Store. With the introduction of iTunes Plusi n May 2007, all AAC files sold at iTunes are 256 kbps. AAC files purchased from iTunes can only be authorized to play on a maximum of 5 computers. Computers can be authorized and deauthorized regularly, depending on your needs"

 

I guess I don't understand that. Is your music on the Ipod but you can get it to your Itunes folder? . Copy it from the ITunes folder to a new folder on your desktop. There are several free programs that will change it from m4a audio file to mpg3. I have to assume that the music file is NOT digital right protected.

 

I like GoldWave; they have a liberal free trial but it may be overkill in this case. Go to CNet and search for an audio converter; there are some free ones (example) . Search YouTube, there are some videos that show you how.

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