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GenieGo File type

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by mreaves53, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. mreaves53

    mreaves53 Cool Member

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    Does anyone know what file type/format and where GenieGo stores the files that have been transcoded and down loaded for local viewing?
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, but what device are they on.

    You do know they are DRM'd, at least effectively so.
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    There may well be more space efficient schemes, but since you can't transcode something you can't decrypt, it doesn't really matter.
     
  4. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    On my laptop, I set them up to store in a folder right on my desktop. They are MP4 files.
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, they have the .mp4 extension (on my Macs) but cannot be played except in the GenieGo apps.
     
  6. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    Yeah, I've never tried to play them from the laptop. I just knew they were stored as mp4. I would assume they have some sort of protection so that they can only be played from the GenioGo app. Same as Itunes does with its stuff.
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    What limitations are you currently finding with iTunes files? They were DRM'd, but I thought that stopped years ago.
     
  8. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    I had to download a converter program to play my iTunes songs on my non IPhones and other devices. I wanted all my songs on my S3 and prior to that on my Droids.

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  9. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Right, iTunes (Apple) stopped doing DRM with their songs a few years ago. So any songs bough on iTunes can be play anywhere
     
  10. peds48

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    one thing to note though is that Apple uses the AAC format.
     
  11. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Which might have to be converted to a different format if you want to play it on a non-Apple device.
     
  12. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Nope, sorry, AAC is not Apple Specific. is just another standard like MP3, which most media players should be able to handle
     
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Well I just sent three people—none of whom is computer savvy— a song file in .m4a format, and wonder who'll be able to play it, and who won't. One for sure is on a PC, another a Mac and the third unk. at this moment. I see now that iTunes no longer gives me the choice to convert them to .mp3.....
     
  14. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Like I said - "might".

    If you purchased a song from iTunes and downloaded in the AAC format before they implemented their iTunes Plus DRM-(sometimes)-free format, you either had to convert the song like Supramom2000 was/is doing, or burn to a CD and import via another format.
     
  15. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    again, incorrect. If the file was DRM protected you could not converted


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  16. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    there is indeed some where a place to convert in iTunes to mp3


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  17. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    I just right-clicked on an AAC song in iTunes and there is a 'create MP3 version' option.
     
  18. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    correct


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  19. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    What OS and what version of iTunes you guys running?

    I have only "Create AAC version"- and most of my files are AAC to begin with. HOWEVER- and this jogged my memory, so I went in to Preferences, and recalled that if you set what to do when you insert a CD to "Import as AAC" it won't let you convert to mp3. But if you set to "Import as mp3", you can later convert AAC files to mp3. Follow? :) It's particularly ironic that this applies to a laptop that has no optical drive....
     
  20. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I am running Mavericks and the latest iTunes which I think is 11.4


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