[MPlayer-users] Can't play m4a

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Sat Aug 24 21:28:50 EEST 2019

Rodolfo Medina (12019-08-24):
> Thnak you...  Unfortunately I can't upload it, because it contains some stuff
> we wouldn't like to share outside...  Music rehearsing with mistakes and so
> on...  In order to extract a small piece from the file to upload, on the older
> machine - the one that plays the file - I then did:
>  $ ffmpeg -i fantasia_a_due-prova_13_agosto.m4a -c copy -t 45 output.m4a
> and the output.m4a can be played also on the newer machine...

That was to be expected. Just copy the first few megaoctets of the file:

head -c $((2*1024*1024)) fantasia_a_due-prova_13_agosto.m4a > sample.m4a


  Nicolas George
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