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WMA support discussion

Have you guys dropped WMA support? Don't see it listed on the front page. Just asking, because a lot of my files are in that format I normally use fb2k for ABX tests involving them. Thanks.
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Have you guys dropped WMA support? Don't see it listed on the front page. Just asking, because a lot of my files are in that format I normally use fb2k for ABX tests involving them. Thanks.
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you have to wait until somebody makes a component. foobar never had native wma support

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Have you guys dropped WMA support? Don't see it listed on the front page. Just asking, because a lot of my files are in that format I normally use fb2k for ABX tests involving them. Thanks.
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you have to wait until somebody makes a component. foobar never had native wma support
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It should have imo. WMA is one of the most common music filetypes. More common than other filetypes supported by default anyway, such as SVX,AIF,IFF. Might even be more common than OGG, not sure but it could be.

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Reply #3
I agree oh Luna Element creator... (god!!)

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Have you guys dropped WMA support? Don't see it listed on the front page. Just asking, because a lot of my files are in that format I normally use fb2k for ABX tests involving them. Thanks.
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you have to wait until somebody makes a component. foobar never had native wma support
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It should have imo. WMA is one of the most common music filetypes. More common than other filetypes supported by default anyway, such as SVX,AIF,IFF. Might even be more common than OGG, not sure but it could be.
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Unlike all those other formats, WMA is not open.

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Reply #5
Since it has already been done for ealier version it should'nt be difficult to write one for V.9, or am I dumb ?

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Reply #6
Sure, but the fb2k 0.9 SDK has only been out just now, so it may take a bit before whoever wrote the old one updates it.

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Reply #7
Wasn't there a discussion at some point that the developer who wrote foo_wma for 0.8 is no longer developing for Foobar? I know I read that somewhere on these forums.

Writing a WMA input for Foobar is very straight forward, it just seems silly to reinvent the wheel since the source to a working component is out there somewhere.

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Reply #8
Just FYI, conversion to WMA is possible using "Custom" commandline provided the Windows Media Encoder components are installed on the PC:

Encoder: cscript.exe
Extension: wma
Parameters: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\WMCmd.vbs" -input %s -output %d -profile a64

No tags though; any suggestions would be welcome.  Thanks.


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Reply #10
I should have the old source code somewhere. Anyone interested can notify me

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I should have the old source code somewhere. Anyone interested can notify me
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send it to me please ( dimzon541 at gmail dot com )

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Reply #12
I only have a few albums in WMA format but I too look forward to a component for 0.9.
"Have you ever been with a woman? It's like death. You moan, you scream and then you start to beg for mercy, for salvation"

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Reply #13
Me too

I have some albums in wma, and i am waiting since beta 7 to hear them again( i always was to lazy to use the old one)

looking forwarft to a port

--Ano

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Reply #14
I am hoping for the plugin too since I have a few songs are in wma format.
Break The Rules!!!

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Reply #15
I would like to see this plugin, but with added streaming support if possible (i know the original didnt have that)

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Reply #16
I echo the sentiments expressed by others on this thread, in fact the lack of a wma plugin is the only thing keeping me from taking the plunge into 0.9.

The funny thing is that I really dislike wma, however my favorite internet radio program is streamed only as wma over mms, and rather than listen with WiMP (which I dislike even more) I record it with Netransport and listen with Foobar 0.8.3.

Lastly a big thank you to Peter & all the plugin developers for making Foobar great.  Looking forward to all the improvements of 0.9 (once we have a wma plugin  )

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Reply #17
I too would really like to see WMA support.

@dimzon
Did you receive the source code, and do you think you can make the foo_wma component?

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Reply #18
Why is WMA so less-appreciated?

I have all of my music in WMA. Foobar 0.8.3 was fine, 0.9 is nonsense without WMA support.
 
Ys,
Rozzo

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Why is WMA so less-appreciated?

I have all of my music in WMA. Foobar 0.8.3 was fine, 0.9 is nonsense without WMA support.
 
Ys,
Rozzo
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while comparable in size and quality, mp3's are the standard, and everything plays them.

not quite so with the wma's. also the wma's can have drm built into them making them impossible to use.

basicly it's just another example of microsoft not working with the industry...

(at least, that's my take on the subject)


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WMA files have also been proven to rank lower than LAME MP3 in ABX blind listening tests.
-foobar2000 + Burrrn + EAC
-HD 80Gb using High QualityVBR MP3s

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Reply #20
IIRC, other lossy formats also produce better quality than WMA. Also, i've seen some wma files in Shareaza which need a license to play. but that's just a way to install spyware to your comp.

in other words, WMA is crap.

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Reply #21
Ability to put the files in a container with DRM isn't an arguement against a format.  You could do that with audio format.

However, overall poor performance verses MP3, worse hardware support then MP3 and lack of a reasonably open standard are all very good reasons to avoid WMA lossy.

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Reply #22
It is unfortunate no one knows the status of those who claimed they may make a plugin. I would be more than happy to take foo_xm (which plays WMAs) and modify it to make a general purpose plugin, but I don't want to get some 15+ hours into the work and find it's not needed any more


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Peter is already working on a WMA plugin, so this issue should be solved soon.
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Thanks a million!!!
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