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jeremyk
Level 7

Are m4a audio files supported?

I am just trying to hook up the RSS template to an audio feed which is all .m4a audio files and not getting any audio on playback. Its not DRM content or anything, just a normal m4a file. Do I need to change the streamFormat or anything?

Thanks.
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RokuJoel
Roku Employee
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Re: Are m4a audio files supported?

stream format should be "mp4", and the m4a files need to be AAC encoded. This won't work for live streams, only progressive download. For live streams in mp4/AAC format, you'll need to stream with the HLS protocol.

- Joel
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jsleuth
Level 7

Re: Are m4a audio files supported?

"RokuJoel" wrote:
For live streams in mp4/AAC format, you'll need to stream with the HLS protocol.

Hi Joel, I have some HLS AAC audio-only streams that I'm attempting to play on a Roku box. I've tried using the roAudioPlayer, roVideoPlayer, roVideoScreen, and roSpringboardScreen with no luck. What approach should I use to play these streams?

Thanks!
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