Does this finally make explorer correctly read the bitrate of vbr mp3's?
I just tried with an AAC (M4A) file: it only works with an external filter.
Same here - it uses the Nero decoder for M4A and AAC files.
WMP can use ANY DirectShow filter and the AAC playback is not handled by WMP, but by the Nero filter. This, however, also worked with WMP 10 and IIRC, even 9.
Ah, I see. But this filter (for AAC) does not come with either Windows or WMP11 right? You'd need to have a third party filter installed by some other program for WMP11 to play AAC?
Hhmm... so no out-of-the-box AAC support. That is a bit strange, I'd expected WMP11 to support AAC right away since the Zune is going to support it.
Zune software can import audio files in unprotected WMA, MP3, AAC; photos in JPEG; and videos in WMV, MPEG-4, H.264.
And still no ID3v2.4 support I presume?
Cons:WMP no longer automatically displays the length, size and duration of the current playlist in the lower status bar