Trying to play some itunes ripped music on my Onkyo 905 receiver using a USB hard drive. The user manual says that the Onkyo can play .m4a files and the HDD has .m4a files that I used itunes to create from CD but the files cannot be played.
My qn is are there different forms of .m4a files and if so are the itunes ones coded in some special Apple way so I cannot play them using the receiver meaning I will have to re-rip to a format the receiver can play ie wav, or do I buy a Sonos and use it to decode the files which would also mean buying a NAS as the HDD with the music on is USB - both options would annoy me to say the least!!
i have an Onkyo 905 as weii but my manual says "M4A stands for MPEG-4 Audio" which means your apple files will not play unless you convert them to mp3s first. I hope this helps.
Mmm the idea of using the m4a files was to get a better quality track, I take it that apples m4a files are not mpeg4 audio files then, typical!!!
Thanks for the help anyway