Or, in other words, can I add something or modify my flash drive in such a way that I am not required to install Windows Media Player or Windows Media Format Runtime on the host XP computer?
The WMA input component uses the system codec due to WMA being a proprietary clusterhug to implement.
So I was reminded on IRC last night, shortly after posting.Don't expect me to remember petty details about historical versions.
0.8.3 was a solid four years ago, and I can't really see why anyone would want to run a legacy version incompatible with pretty much all components.
I am saying this because, as far as I know, VLC player and Mplayer can play WMA files independently of having WMP or the Runtime installed on the host system.
I think the version of Visual C++ used to compile recent foobar2000 and its bundled libraries requires Windows XP with at least Service Pack 2.
Operating System Windows XP - SP2 or newer, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008.
One question, please. Can I use ffmpeg's WMA decoder with foobar2000? I suppose this is feasible, isn't it so?
As for the Windows XP I am permitted to use, I guess it is a personalized version (via nLite or so) of Windows XP. Please let me respectfully emphasize that this Windows XP is not mine, so I cannot modify it (more so if it is already a modified version).
But more power to it because that is exactly the purpose of a portable application. In other words, the idea is to be able to use foobar2000 portable on as many computers as possible such as using it on a computer at the public library, for instance, in addition to using it on the computer I have access to.
P.S.: By the way, I should have added that the Windows XP I have access to is not completely useless when it comes to foobar2000. As I said before, it works with v0.9.0, v0.9.1, and I am sure that with quite some other versions as well. It is just that the foo_wma.dll (on v.0.8.3 special) cannot be loaded.
Can I use ffmpeg's WMA decoder with foobar2000? I suppose this is feasible, isn't it so?
As I said before, it works with v0.9.0, v0.9.1
It seems that even foobar2000 ver. 1.0.3 doesn't require SP2: http://web.archive.org/web/20100621024514/...00.org/download