05-24-2012 08:57 PM
After a rocky start between the wifi router and the PlayBook three weeks ago, I've been using the tablet quite happily ever since. There are a few things I am used to having on Apple devices that I miss on the PlayBook, but there are also some on the PlayBook that I have been missing on the i-gadgets so all in all I'm satisfied.
I would like to know whether the PB will support my music files or not. I have seen BB-PB specs saying m4a is supported but have also seen posts here and elsewhere saying they won't play.
I ripped my CD's as Apple Lossless and file sizes are typically 10-40 MB per song depending on length. When I export a playlist from itunes to an i-device, it automatically compresses music files from lossless to 128.
I am assuming that I can't export directly from itunes to the playbook, but will it play the songs if I copy them to the PB at full size?
I prefer not to muck around converting them to mp3. I have too much music as it is to start creating duplicate files.
Thanks in advance for helps/tips.
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05-25-2012 09:46 AM
i see m4a supported if the encoding is
05-26-2012 02:30 PM
Thanks for the link...
According to the specs, M4A is supported if the codec is AAC, MP#, PCM.
As I understand it, Apple Lossless is a disctinct codec (ALAC/ALE) so I should not expect to be able to play them on the PlayBook even though they are .m4a files. The devil's always in the details...
That's disappointing but at least I won't waste my time further.