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#1 OFFLINE   mreaves53

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:53 AM

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

 

 


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:57 AM

Yes, but what device are they on. 

 

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


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:43 PM

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

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:40 PM

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


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

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

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


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:20 PM

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.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:05 PM

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


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:48 PM

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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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:27 PM

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.

 

 

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

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


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:32 PM

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


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:29 PM

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

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



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:43 PM

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

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


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

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..... 


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

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.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:12 PM

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.

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


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:13 PM

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.....

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


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:13 PM

I see now that iTunes no longer gives me the choice to convert them to .mp3..... 

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



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:14 PM

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

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:24 PM

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.... 


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:26 PM

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


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