Problem with iTunes m4a Files

Michael Huber
Michael Huber Member Posts: 10 Member

Is the (Windows 11) problem with the different volume of m4a-iTunes files only with Traktor 3 Pro or the same with Traktor Scratch Pro 2?


Best Answer

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,107 Expert
    edited December 2023 Answer ✓

    This is caused by Windows*, not by Traktor 3. Other audio software (such as Rekordbox), reports the same problem.

    So, considering the fact that Traktor Pro 2 is very old, i assume that it will be the same, if no worst, problem.

    The solution in this case (even if it sounds as a paradox), is rather to revert back in Windows 10, or, to take the more logical step, to wait for a Windows update to fix this problem.

    Note:

    • Since the Windows 11 update 22H2, Microsoft have changed the codec AAC of the system. This change, results into a volume problem when it is decoding M4A and AAC files, that are used in some streaming services like Soundcloud, iTunes or Bandcamp. Lots of DJs and music software are impacted by this change, and the issue has been reported to Microsoft.
    • The only fix currently available is re-encoding your files. Microsoft screwed the AAC path in an effort to improve performance when using Bluetooth devices from Apple mainly, as they lean very heavily on AAC.

Answers

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,107 Expert
    edited December 2023 Answer ✓

    This is caused by Windows*, not by Traktor 3. Other audio software (such as Rekordbox), reports the same problem.

    So, considering the fact that Traktor Pro 2 is very old, i assume that it will be the same, if no worst, problem.

    The solution in this case (even if it sounds as a paradox), is rather to revert back in Windows 10, or, to take the more logical step, to wait for a Windows update to fix this problem.

    Note:

    • Since the Windows 11 update 22H2, Microsoft have changed the codec AAC of the system. This change, results into a volume problem when it is decoding M4A and AAC files, that are used in some streaming services like Soundcloud, iTunes or Bandcamp. Lots of DJs and music software are impacted by this change, and the issue has been reported to Microsoft.
    • The only fix currently available is re-encoding your files. Microsoft screwed the AAC path in an effort to improve performance when using Bluetooth devices from Apple mainly, as they lean very heavily on AAC.
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