How to add *.aac files to collection?
*Strawberry Music Player is an amazing little player that suits my needs, but I'm wondering how to add .aac files to the collection database.
At first I thought the collection scanning wasn't working, but it does scan all the files according to the terminal output. However when opening strawberry.db database there's nothing in the song table.
If I, however, add another folder to the collection containing mp4s, mp3s, wav, etc, the song database collection populates and works as normal.
Is there a setting I can adjust somewhere that allows *.AAC files to be valid entries to the database collection rather than being discarded?
I wonder if the problem could be the .aac file extension. I just did a little experiment where I converted an album of FLAC files to .aac format, rather than the usual .m4a which is used for my collection. I added it to my Strawberry collection, the files of which reside on a second hard drive. It did not appear in my Strawberry collection. The same files converted using the .m4a extension and added to the folder on the second HD easily found their way into Strawberry.
Now, is there a setting, you ask, that will make Strawberry more compatible with .aac? -- I don't know. But I figured I'd report my experience in the hope that it might help.
My collection started out as an iTunes library on a Mac, then spent some time as a MusicBee library (Windows), and lately, Strawberry on Linux. I've never had any problems playing or organizing the collection, which is virtually all .m4a (iTunes default extension for AAC files). Well, there was a minor tagging issue in Strawberry, but not a dealbreaker. Good luck!
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Strawberry only supports AAC-in-MP4, not AAC-in-ADTS, because the TagLib library does not support it.