iTune files

Chris racerx at
Mon Mar 12 14:42:17 UTC 2007

Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Chris wrote:
>> ac wrote:
>>> Chris wrote:
>>>> Hey again
>>>> A little update for ya - All is working really well. My converting of
>>>> ripped CD's to mp3 is near complete. I was able to convert the mp3 to
>>>> ogg (as pointed out in previous threads) and on the advice, the
>>>> remaining CD's are being ripped to ogg.
>>>> There IS a difference! Anyways, I have several DVD's for my iTune files.
>>>> When I HAD WindersXP - I used it only to buy my music and of course, rip
>>>> my CD's to iTunes (m4a I think).
>>>> Now - is there a play that will either allow me yo play those m4a files
>>> I see that m4a files play in amarok 1.4.3 (using kde 3.5.2) in kubuntu 
>>> 6.10
>>> I am likely to have some codecs installed - I used automatix I think. 
>>> Although some people dont like it because they like more visibility of 
>>> installed stuff.
>>> hth
>> I use Amarok also. Yes, I can play the m4a (for those that don't know -
>> m4a are the file you you add to iTunes via some other process - IE: rip
>> from CD. Whereas the m4p are the AAC files you purchase from iTunes).
> You can probably convert them to ogg using the program ffmpeg2theora (it
> also converts to vorbis); you can install it from the repositories.  Try
> a command like:
> find ~/MyMusic -name "*.mp4" -execdir ffmpeg2theora "{}" ";"
> Matt Flaschen

Isn't the above for video only? As I mentioned, the purchased music from
iTunes is m4p (ACC). From listing the help of the above file, I'm lead
to think this app won't do what I would like it to do.

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