.aifc compatability with Traktor

TheCardiologist
TheCardiologist AustraliaMember Posts: 3 Noise

Some recent tracks I’ve downloaded have come with the .aifc file extension. They will not import into the track collection but if I change the extension to .aiff all seems good. Generally I know its not a great idea to change file extensions but anyone see a problem with this? Obviously it would be better if there was a software fix to just allow the .aifc extension (because they do seem to load/analyse etc etc) - any news on that?

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  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 1,119 admin
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    AIFC is not supported by Traktor unfortunately. You can find a list of all supported audio formats here.

    I've heard somewhere that converting AIFC to AIFF is totally fine. However, it's recommended to use a conversion software instead of just renaming the extension.

    Let's loop our Traktor pro resident @Ryan_NI to the post in case he can shed some lights on this.

  • TheCardiologist
    TheCardiologist AustraliaMember Posts: 3 Noise
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    Thanks @Ryan_NI and @Nico_NI for the advice on conversion. So this turned out to be a browser issue with Chrome. When I contacted Beatport they refreshed my downloads and I retried using Safari - all good and downloaded as normal as .aiff Had only recently switched to Chrome so never had this issue before. Apparently a known issue. Excellent support from Beatport BTW 😃

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  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 1,119 admin
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    AIFC is not supported by Traktor unfortunately. You can find a list of all supported audio formats here.

    I've heard somewhere that converting AIFC to AIFF is totally fine. However, it's recommended to use a conversion software instead of just renaming the extension.

    Let's loop our Traktor pro resident @Ryan_NI to the post in case he can shed some lights on this.

  • Ryan_NI
    Ryan_NI BerlinCustomer Care Posts: 157 mod

    @Kaiwan_NI is absolutely correct and the article they've listed is the one that I would have suggested as well - thanks for that!

    It should be possible to convert and be playable, but not with 100% guarantee. as @Kaiwan_NI mentioned, you'll need to use a conversion software. sometimes, depending on the file format, this is even possible with iTunes/Apple Music.

    Let me know if you have any issues :)

  • Nico_NI
    Nico_NI BerlinAdministrator Posts: 654 admin

    A nice (and free) conversion software for audio I'd recommend: MediaHuman 🙌

  • TheCardiologist
    TheCardiologist AustraliaMember Posts: 3 Noise

    Thanks for the info. Interestingly a lot of these tracks came from Beatport who I would have thought should know better…

  • TheCardiologist
    TheCardiologist AustraliaMember Posts: 3 Noise
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    Thanks @Ryan_NI and @Nico_NI for the advice on conversion. So this turned out to be a browser issue with Chrome. When I contacted Beatport they refreshed my downloads and I retried using Safari - all good and downloaded as normal as .aiff Had only recently switched to Chrome so never had this issue before. Apparently a known issue. Excellent support from Beatport BTW 😃

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