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.wma music record unprotected content, can't play [answered]

asked 2013-12-30 03:20:46 +0300

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updated 2016-10-26 15:59:09 +0300

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.wma 128k windows media audio file ripped CD as unprotected content with media player 12 on windows 7

i would prefer to copy on uSD but also can't see ! well, copied from windows music to Computer\Sailfish\Phone Memory\Music with usb cable

i can see the list of file with media, can select but unable to press play (no react) on jolla can't liste even with headphone

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by molan
close date 2014-06-06 20:20:16.598786


Since WMA is a patented codec, Jolla didn't include support I guess. I try to avoid this format. Ideally though there should be support, so community can come up with alternative repos. May be someone will build VLC or mplayer for Sailfish?

shmerl ( 2013-12-30 05:44:17 +0300 )edit

tested with .mp3 play ok, thank you (i must forget all my .wma library, hope licence would be possible. i not yet close, i need answer from support jolla official about media list codec audio format accepted

redge73 ( 2013-12-30 06:58:30 +0300 )edit

In general, if you encode audio straight from the CD, avoid such weird formats like WMA. I myself encode in Ogg/Vorbis (Sailfish suprorts it) and lately in Opus.

shmerl ( 2013-12-30 08:03:18 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-30 12:44:00 +0300

wma is a proprietary codec from Microsoft. While many Linux distributions embed the capability to read a WMA, Jolla, as a commercial company, have to license the codec. And Jolla didn't did this.

Prefer a more widely used codec, such as mp3, or an open-source one, such as ogg, for your music.

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how many device support ogg ? Only few compared to large mp3 , wma and aac codec Hope Jolla thinking support wma, aac, etc or better add directly vlc media player as native app.

redge73 ( 2013-12-31 01:35:40 +0300 )edit

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