Best MP4/AAC converter

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  1. manas

    manas Wandering in the zone ...

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    I want to know whether MP4 and AAC are the same and which is the best software to convert mp3 files to mp4 or AAC.
     
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    No MPEG-4 and AAC are not the same.

    See the following links ::
    [for mp4]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP4

    [for AAC]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Audio_Coding

    For your second query,
    the best mp3 to mp4 converter is the dbpowerAMP, download it from ::
    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm


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    Shovik.
     
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    I think Quick Time Pro is a better converter for converting mp3's into mp4 or AAC.....Nero's converter(Nero Media Player) is also a good option for converting files...
     
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    Yeah, QuickTime Professional is the best one. But you have to buy it to use it!!
    AAC gives the best sound quality. Apple uses it in Mac OS. Beware most DVD
    players in India can't play AAC file format!!! You can also encode the MP3 files
    at a higher bit rate (that increases the file size & also gives better audio quality.
     
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    But QuickTime Pro is not a freeware and its a rather hefty download, whereas dbpowerAMP is a mere 2.1Mb download and it does all the job which any other highend converter can do.


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    Thanks,will use dbPoweramp
     
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    I use iTunes to convert MP3 into AAC, & it works too good. :)
     
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    ^^Vishal,how much CPU and RAM does iTunes take when minimized ?
     
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    im also stuck wid da mp4 prob but wid me it is a id file ......
    8 Mile - Eminem - Full Movie - DivX.mp4...........
    i hv tried over 10 players and codec packs but this file refyses to play i redownloaded but again da same prob.....file plays well on my friends lappy...
     
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    Ambar aka. ViKiD?

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    tried dat also but it also doesent help.....
     
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    It takes 5 MB RAM approx. in Minimized mode.
     
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    Main use of AAC/MP4 Audio are
    1) Quality audio at lower bitrates (Similiar to 320kbps MP3 Format)
    2) Improved audio quality at higher bitrates (Better than 320kbps MP3 Format)

    For encoding the best option is nero 6 or 7 ultra edition
    If you are planning to hear MP4 in mobile phones nero is'nt a good option,go for Imtoo 3gp converter (http://www.imtoo.com/3gp-video-converter.html)
     
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    If you have a Nokia phone which supports music playback, the Transfer music app in PC Suite 6.8 is really good.
     
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