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I ran into a problem today with playing back .m4a files within Evernote. When I click the play button, the icon changes to 'paused' but the progress slider does not move and no sound is played. Additionally, the track length is shown as 0:00 after pressing play. The same m4a file plays fine in Mac Evernote. Additionally, every sound file in Evernote thereafter shows the locked pause button where the play button should be. Even if I record an audio note in Evernote, it will not be able to be played back. I discovered a temporary fix: to relocate the Evernote local files to a new, empty folder. This resets the pause buttons to play buttons for all audio files in Evernote. I converted the .m4a files to .mp3, and the .mp3 files play fine, as do .wav files. These are the only formats I've tested. iTunes is my default application for all three file types. Log: Evernote for Windows 18.104.22.16804 (209040) Public OS: Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 User: [deleted] Memory: 60.3MB Created: 2012/01/18 22:38:45 --- Log opened on 2012/01/18 22:36:48 (UTC-8:00) 22:36:48  Changed Evernote files location to: D:\Evernote Data 22:36:49  Opened database: D:\Evernote Data\Databases\xxx.exb (8.3MB Fixed) 22:37:28  Reloaded external editor for resource 527/0, file"D:\Evernote Data\Databases\Attachments\01.16.2012 613p.m4a" 22:37:28  External file "D:\Evernote Data\Databases\Attachments\01.16.2012 613p.m4a", resource 527/0, is unchanged 22:37:39  Started audio playback, file: C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Temp\enaudio\Evernote 20120118 22.28.23.wav 22:37:43  Stopped audio playback, file: C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Temp\enaudio\Evernote 20120118 22.28.23.wav 22:37:48  Could not start audio playback: cannot play file exception, file: C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Temp\enaudio\01.16.2012 613p.m4a === No log information is produced after pressing the locked pause button. This guy sounds like he has the same problem: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/21324-audio-note-playback-problem/
I just moved to iOS7 on my phone and I have noticed the new Evernote client saves audio in a much larger m4a file. I am wondering if there is any way around this to go back to the old wav files. The new files are roughly 40kb/s so around 2.4MB/minute which is just killer, both for my upload quota and device storage. The old wav was only around 10kb/s or less with a level of quality completely appropriate for recording voice. As of now this issue completely breaks my usage model for Evernote. I am wondering if there is a way around this and if a choice can be offered in the future. Prior to posting this I was looking trough some other threads on the topic and it seems like some people were clamoring for higher quality recording as musicians who wanted to jot down musical ideas. Why can't the recording quality be presented as a choice?
I don't believe that Voice2Note is recognizing the .m4a audio attachments on notes done on the iPhone (iOS 7.0.4). My process open a new note in my "default" notebookclick add attachmentselect audiorecord my audiostop recordinglet the note syncverify that it has synced and is playable (done from my MacBook)However, if I do the same process from my MacBook, the Voice2Note service does work. The audio file type is different though, it is a .wav file.
I´m a song writer and I need to be able to work fast and send stuff directly from evernote to my colleagues and friends. The app is great for viewing sound directly on the area where lyrics is annotated, but with the current .amr quality it is next to impossible to hear anything, especially if someone is speaking low. So I made a little A-B test. I first recorded a bit of music directly through itunes out on my macbook, then just through the computer-microphone into the computer again. I did this first through Evernote Mac Application, the desktop, then through my android phone running evernote, latest version. At last I re-recorded the same audio through an audio app with the AAC codec in .m4a files. Settings used in the audio app: AAC / .m4a Bitrate: 24kbps & 48kbps Samplerate: 32khz & 44.1khz (32000hz, slightly under CD-quality for the 24kbps file, 44100hz for the one with 48kbps samplerate) Mono Here are all the files for everyone to judge for themselves: Evernote Desktop - MAC: http://cl.ly/210m1c2a2B1V Evernote Android - HTC Phone: http://cl.ly/0b3s12222v1g M4A / AAC - 24 kbps: http://cl.ly/3J3s3A003n3W M4A / AAC - 48 kbps: http://cl.ly/36250V0I0J3k Here you can clearly hear the same sound source for all the sound, although the sound source, the microphone, on the audio recording app on the Mac and the Evernote Mac App is better than the one on the phone. So I included a file recorded through the Easy Voice Recorder app for Android. This app is super simple and uses M4A/AAC to capture sound, with 48 kbps. Download here: Easy Voice Recorder - free version - AAC/M4A - 48 kbps: http://cl.ly/420L36112c08 My personal view is that the Easy Voice Recorder is the best of these. But the microphone position was a bit more angled directly towards the sound source, so this is a bit unfair. For completely normalized versions (to clearly hear everything loudly, not direct originals) ... ... click here to download (ZIP): (these sound files are the same recordings, but normalized in new versions through a music conversion application, for the ease of listening to them at the same volume) http://cl.ly/0C443e3o2e1g Here you will clearly hear the difference. Hope you get something out of this and what could be, easily, if the evernote team would consider changing the app a bit, or just give the user an option to adjust the setting.¨¨ I really hope you do, cause I´m hooked on your app and love sound next to text - and would gladly not have my recordings in 10 places if I dont have to... /Anders