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AAC/MP4 (revision 9)
by Sebastian Andersson
posted on 2022-07-20

Adds support for playing the following file formats:
.aac, .m4a, .m4b, .mp4.

Note the AAC/MP4 format is supported as standard on Windows 7 and above (also updated Vista) since XMPlay 3.8.3.

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90 Comments

#90 - Chimera rated this file 5 stars on 2024-05-08, 09:09:56
Hi,
@xalfie, more precisely xHE-AAC. That would be nice. Win10 doesn't play back this encoding natively, but I guess a plug-in based on FDK AAC codec or exhale should be possible. Regards

#89 - xalfie commented this file on 2023-08-04, 12:12:09
unable to play xHC-ACC audio.

#88 - Psydrugs rated this file 5 stars on 2023-02-16, 13:47:13
I managed to get XMPlay to play m4a files downloaded from YouTube, for this you need to put the FFMPEG plugin in the folder with XMPlay. When playing, it writes in the file properties: QuickTime / MOV. Link to FFMPEG plugin https://support.xmplay.com/files_view.php?file_id=704

#87 - SirHenry rated this file 2 stars on 2023-01-02, 01:08:18
does not work with my m4a either :/
mp4 and m4b work though...

#86 - Snappy The Alcodile rated this file 5 stars on 2022-01-05, 22:07:01
Mr. Aaaandersson...

(Couldn't resist,lol)

Thank you for the plugins! They work as intended in XMPlay 3.8.5.
Also a huge thank you to all the great individuals who worked so hard to keep this site alive to this date, along with the updates to XMPlay, Skins, everything!

<3

#85 - Alex Trofimov rated this file 5 stars on 2021-04-08, 21:14:24
OH yeah. Needed this to play m4a files even though I'm on latest windows 10. So happy XMPlay can still play everything I need it to. Great job!

#84 - music&videos rated this file 5 stars on 2018-03-02, 18:43:19
It works very well with and 3.8.2.3 version .aac files. Thank you.

#83 - Stan rated this file 5 stars on 2017-10-20, 14:37:38
Perfect, ty a lot.

#82 - inflight rated this file 1 star on 2017-09-25, 14:07:41
My .m4a does not play (> @ <)

#81 - Hello rated this file 5 stars on 2017-06-14, 21:59:45
What library is this based on?

#80 - nish rated this file 5 stars on 2017-05-09, 15:51:51
nice

#79 - Joe rated this file 5 stars on 2017-03-01, 12:01:15
It works!!! Thank you!!!!

#78 - AAC Plus commented this file on 2017-01-02, 12:58:33
AAC Plus?

#77 - Zman rated this file 5 stars on 2016-10-30, 09:55:21
thank you!

#76 - Trent rated this file 2 stars on 2016-02-16, 23:31:05
Does not work on all m4a! (most of my m4a files are downloaded from youtube) VLC can play them just fine.

#75 - Rafael Maringa rated this file 4 stars on 2016-02-06, 13:58:22
m4a working nice till now.

#74 - vincent rated this file 4 stars on 2016-01-05, 23:20:51
Does not open anymore mp4/m4a file downloaded from youtube. Maybe there is a problem with the DASH system.
Please update :-)

#73 - Barrack Bombama rated this file 5 stars on 2015-12-21, 04:35:01
m4a great opening with http://support.xmplay.com/files_view.php?file_id=521
cheers!

#72 - Rob rated this file 1 star on 2015-09-18, 05:21:12
Does not work on all m4A = useless

#71 - Arrkhal rated this file 3 stars on 2015-05-08, 23:25:09
Works on some m4as but not others. Also using ALAC plugin. Windows Media Player plays all m4as.

#70 - Nox rated this file 5 stars on 2015-04-13, 08:08:52
It woks perfectly with aac on shoutcast streaming

#69 - Redcat rated this file 5 stars on 2015-04-10, 02:34:43
works for m4a.

#68 - B15HOP rated this file 2 stars on 2015-03-24, 00:35:57
Doesn't work...

#67 - Corak commented this file on 2015-02-07, 05:22:00
For ALAC (Apple) version of .m4a use this plugin: http://support.xmplay.com/files_view.php?file_id=521

#66 - L rated this file 3 stars on 2015-01-14, 16:40:49
It appears to have some problems with .m4a files

#65 - rated this file 4 stars on 2014-12-06, 13:37:23
Works great! Thanks.

#64 - bob rated this file 3 stars on 2014-11-08, 22:26:59
fails to play m4a

#63 - goldencut commented this file on 2014-04-16, 23:17:19
xmplay 3.8.0.5 just quits when I try tyo play m4a files. even with this plugin installed. do I need quicktime installed?

#62 - Dimitar rated this file 5 stars on 2014-03-31, 10:25:49
Works great! Thanks.

#61 - D rated this file 5 stars on 2014-02-23, 10:39:56
Thanks! Works amazing.

#60 - gr rated this file 5 stars on 2014-02-09, 01:31:10
AAC is very nice for radios, less bandwidth for good quality

#59 - Maan Hamze commented this file on 2013-12-26, 04:56:34
And I was wondering why all sky.fm channels were not opening in xmplay.
They use AAC :D

#58 - LP From Finland rated this file 5 stars on 2013-10-04, 12:44:02
Great.Works fine with AAC-radiostations:)
Thankjuu!

#57 - Khzx117 rated this file 5 stars on 2013-09-08, 22:31:44
Thanks.

#56 - Jeff rated this file 5 stars on 2013-04-24, 16:03:13
Thanks a lot Sebastian ,, works great :)

#55 - amri rated this file 5 stars on 2013-04-04, 05:23:47
works very good... thank you so much :D

#54 - Rmorenbe rated this file 5 stars on 2013-03-12, 17:56:56
After copying the file you have to restart XMPlay.
If it still doesn't play, try installing ALAC input plug-in and restart XMPlay again.

#53 - leeresblatt rated this file 5 stars on 2013-01-18, 13:09:41
works great, thanks!

#52 - Destralak rated this file 5 stars on 2012-12-03, 09:00:19
Excellent!

#51 - lisparc rated this file 5 stars on 2012-10-26, 17:22:36
It works very well for .m4b etc. Thanks!

#50 - Dibs rated this file 5 stars on 2012-07-27, 01:54:47
seems good for m4a

#49 - Dan rated this file 1 star on 2012-05-20, 04:38:24
Despite the claim by an earlier poster, this plugin has not worked for ANY lossless aac/m4a file I've ever downloaded in the internet. foobar2000 can play the same files flawlessly.

#48 - Alejandro rated this file 5 stars on 2012-05-03, 23:28:25
Muchas gracias!

#47 - gus rated this file 5 stars on 2012-04-24, 15:31:16
simply perfect

#46 - Lo0m rated this file 5 stars on 2012-04-07, 11:23:36
Great, thanks!

#45 - jc99 rated this file 4 stars on 2012-03-17, 14:35:51
works great! thank you! /funciona perfecto, gracias!

#44 - ICaceres rated this file 5 stars on 2012-02-29, 01:54:47
Perfect job! I love to keep a lightweight player, tahnkyou very much

#43 - Dave rated this file 3 stars on 2012-02-28, 14:38:50
I can't get this to play an M4B file. AAC works great though

#42 - danimal rated this file 5 stars on 2012-02-02, 12:35:27
icy 200 ok msg gone thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#41 - Helio Perroni Filho rated this file 5 stars on 2012-01-04, 18:48:32
I was mulling over switching to Audacious for its MP4 playing, but this plugin does the job just fine - and for about 10x less memory. Great job!

#40 - Jays rated this file 5 stars on 2011-10-02, 19:15:37
Amazing! I couldn't listen to my webradio since they changed to aac+, but now it works perfectly!

#39 - Zenon rated this file 5 stars on 2011-09-29, 08:23:13
I tried to play some m4a, it works nice except for the songs playlist, which has fonts completely wrong..
Don't know if it's a fault of my m4a's, anyway this plugin deserves a 5 star

#38 - geckojsc rated this file 5 stars on 2011-09-14, 16:21:00
Perfect! Now I don't have to suffer the clunkiness of iTunes to listen to my library. :D

#37 - Carlos Diaz commented this file on 2011-09-06, 15:23:42
Worked great on win7 thanks!

#36 - SomeGuy rated this file 5 stars on 2011-05-30, 04:08:13
M4A worked fine for me first time - Win7x64, XMPlay 3.6.0.1
Thanks!

#35 - Konda rated this file 5 stars on 2011-03-30, 20:06:09
Works well, good job

#34 - leafa commented this file on 2011-02-18, 14:19:45
Work fine for my ! thks
R

#33 - Zappa commented this file on 2010-11-12, 22:27:27
I have Windows 7 and XMlay "hangs" when I try to play an m4a file :( but thanks!

#32 - SnowC rated this file 5 stars on 2010-09-16, 20:28:46
QuickTime ? iTunes ? Never heard of that ! [2]

m4a works fine here.

Genial reproductor, genial plugin.

Cheers

#31 - krlos commented this file on 2010-08-08, 03:48:40
excelente reproductor y ocupa solo pocos recursos
excellent

#30 - plf rated this file 5 stars on 2010-07-07, 21:50:27
QuickTime ? iTunes ? Never heard of that !

#29 - Peter rated this file 5 stars on 2010-01-30, 18:37:08
Very well done! Thank you very much!

#28 - Rachel rated this file 5 stars on 2010-01-26, 07:23:41
Awesom, thanks!

#27 - rog rated this file 5 stars on 2009-11-15, 22:14:38
m4a does work, easy and first time. thanks.

#26 - Alej.Riv. rated this file 5 stars on 2009-08-11, 02:38:46
Sebastian.
Great work, and "icy 200 ok" no more in my xmplay !!
Congratulations and THANKS.
Alej.

#25 - sampppa rated this file 5 stars on 2009-05-24, 18:56:02
Best plungin to play aac and iTunes's m4a

#24 - Fox Lee rated this file 5 stars on 2009-05-18, 00:52:28
Worked perfectly for my .m4a tracks. Couldn't ask for better.

#23 - Daniel Somma rated this file 5 stars on 2009-03-05, 20:57:28
Very nice plugin! Thanks!

#22 - somebody commented this file on 2008-12-09, 15:45:24
Very good.

#21 - Dwi rated this file 4 stars on 2008-04-04, 06:24:09
Thanks ! Works well with my .M4A files, maybe .M4P support for next update ...

#20 - John rated this file 4 stars on 2008-03-12, 13:07:43
Works great for my m4a files. Tried playing m4p files, didn't work. I thought m4p was same/similar to mp4 so i expected it to work.
Is there m4p support for XMPlay?

#19 - RoadRunner rated this file 5 stars on 2007-11-26, 14:20:45
Fantastic tool, mp4 works perfect for me, what more can I ask for?!

#18 - happydude rated this file 5 stars on 2007-11-25, 18:18:49
Works! What else can I say?

#17 - PVTele rated this file 5 stars on 2007-11-17, 13:45:03
Excellent - does just what it says on the tin. Download, close XMP, extract the .dll to the XMP directory, start XMP, associate file type, and away you go. Flawless streaming aac+!

#16 - aeroman rated this file 5 stars on 2007-06-21, 13:09:56
Sorry it works perfectly.. that was a problem of tag.. thanks Sebastien

#15 - aeroman rated this file 5 stars on 2007-06-16, 17:36:09
It works well with most of .m4a lossless files but there are some ancients ones which doesn't.. Thanks Sebastian.

#14 - yoshikun commented this file on 2007-06-15, 14:35:47
When I let you seek it during reproduction and I stop and play it again, Artifact noise occurs.

Playfile:mp4(PS+SBR,SBR,LC)
Encoder:nero MPEG4-AAC(Commandline)

#13 - bert rated this file 5 stars on 2007-01-30, 12:01:31
it works perfectly again.. great! Thx!

#12 - Max rated this file 5 stars on 2007-01-29, 08:34:39
thx :)

#11 - bert rated this file 1 star on 2007-01-17, 11:09:00
give us back the old version, please! The one that actually played m4a.

Comment from Thomas: Sebastian Andersson claims that the updated version plays .m4a again.

#10 - Robert Jung commented this file on 2007-01-08, 14:33:18
Latest Version doesn't play m4a anymore.. :-(

#9 - serdar rated this file 5 stars on 2007-01-03, 01:57:04
thank you

#8 - bree commented this file on 2006-12-31, 18:12:13
Wont work , tryes toload and then all you get is a strike out in the play list.. plays in meadia player classic fine and any other mp4/m4a player that reads the stream.. like the compression and useablilty of mp4 m4a files.. fix this please..

#7 - finn rated this file 1 star on 2006-12-30, 18:48:37
wont play .m4a's!!!

#6 - Viviana rated this file 5 stars on 2006-12-19, 19:24:02
nice plugin! just need the XMPlayer restart and then works perfect

#5 - solar_satellite rated this file 1 star on 2006-11-19, 05:36:00
Didn't recognize m4a music file that plays in RealPlayer.

#4 - gnaf rated this file 5 stars on 2006-11-13, 01:01:35
Works perfectly for me. Very clean sound, just like native XMPlay.

#3 - joe blow rated this file 1 star on 2006-08-12, 00:49:17
didn't work at all

#2 - SaxxonPike rated this file 5 stars on 2006-08-10, 18:58:55
I love using it, very smooth AAC stream playback. Tested and proven with DI.FM radio :D

#1 - Brian rated this file 5 stars on 2006-05-05, 19:40:15
A first-class plugin - instantly and smoothly plays any AAC(+) local file or stream you throw at it.