Help: MPEG-4 formatted audio podcasts don't play... how to fix?

jctang

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Title says it all. It seems that even though my zune software can play and will let me copy mpeg-4 based podcasts over onto Windows Phone, there continues to be an issue with the zune software on the phone that won't let me play. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a patch?

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Are the podcasts downloaded through Zune? I just searched through marketplace and subscribed to all my usual podcasts. It auto syncs the 3 most current of each to the phone.
 

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Are the podcasts downloaded through Zune? I just searched through marketplace and subscribed to all my usual podcasts. It auto syncs the 3 most current of each to the phone.

Yes, I downloaded them through Zune. I can play the podcasts in Zune, but not on my phone. It allows me to sync it to my phone, but yet doesn't let me play them.

Does anyone know??? I'm forced right now to take the mpeg-4 audio file and convert it to mp3... but I should have to make this step!

Anyone?

J
 

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that's weird. I haven't had any problems with audio or video podcasts that I subscribed to in zune.
Which podcasts are giving you trouble?
Also, I think in zune settings there is a choice to auto convert files, is that checked?
 

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that's weird. I haven't had any problems with audio or video podcasts that I subscribed to in zune.
Which podcasts are giving you trouble?
Also, I think in zune settings there is a choice to auto convert files, is that checked?

Here is a link to a podcast I have downloaded that is in m4a format (Mpeg-4 Audio). It's a music podcast: itpc://web.me.com/djjoeg/podcast/DJ_Joe_Gauthreaux/rss.xml

Yes, I have it auto checked to convert... but yet it didn't work. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong?

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Justin
 

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I am also having this problem. Namely the Engadget and Engadget Mobile podcasts are a MP4 format and can play on the Zune software but not on the phone(Samsung Focus).
 

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Ok might have at least found a work around. Downloaded the Podcasts! App which is free. Using that I was able to listen to the Engadget podcasts which are .mp4s. Give it a shot, it doesn't seem to save your place in the podcast though if you stop it somewhere

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Does anyone know if this issue has been fixed where .m4a files can play in zune, but will not convert and play in Windows Phone 7?
 

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