Originally Posted by ddaniels
Thanks for the info. I looked at my iTunes setting and I didn't realize my imported CD's are AAC audio files. I never knew I could change/control how my CD's are imported to iTunes. Does this help explain why my .m4a files don't play with the new firmware? Just for the record I explained my issue through a live chat with an LG rep earlier and here is the email I received after my chat. "We are aware of that problem and our Engineers are working on a resolution to the Issue. We will send out a fix via the firmware, if it is not updating then please try again later today or tomorrow. Have a good day."
I wonder if that is a generic reply email of if they really are going to be issuing an update. I find it interesting that I might be part of the reason they issue a newer update. Cool.
Quick question about music files. Am I better off to just convert all my music files to something like .mp3's? Would that make my life easier when it comes to wanting to listen to them on my BD670? I have to believe .mp3 is pretty universal?
That sounds like a generic response from LG support, it's hard to tell sometimes though.
I'm still not sure what would account for your player not playing the .m4a files while mine does. There must be some difference in your configuration. It might help offer insight if you mention other details about your .m4a files that show in the Get Info dialog (bit rate, sample rate, profile, etc.) then I'll see if I can reproduce the issue with files using the same settings.
Also, how is your server set up? You said you are running Windows Home Server. Are you just using standard file sharing (CIFS/SMB) or are you running a DLNA server of some sort? Have you tried putting some of your files on a USB flash drive to see if the player will play them that way?
Finally, what happens on the player when you attempt to play back the files you're having problems with? If you get an error message, what does it say?
As far as your idea of using MP3 files, you're right they are pretty universal and there are certainly more devices that support MP3 than M4A. I prefer M4A/AAC because the compression is more efficient, though MP3 should really sound fine if you encode your files at high enough bit rate (I would recommend 256 kbps or higher).