Old 22nd December 2001, 20:14   #1
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Why won't Winamp play wma files..........

that were created using the new microsoft media player to copy from a CD to the hardrive?

Can this be quickly remidied?

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Old 22nd December 2001, 20:18   #2
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I believe WMA support is only in the full version of winamp - correct me if I'm wrong! Is that the version your running??
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Old 22nd December 2001, 20:19   #3
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Chances are the basic version. I'm not entirely sure. I'm not good with tech stuff
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Old 22nd December 2001, 20:27   #4
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The full version didn't work.

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Any other thoughts?
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Old 22nd December 2001, 21:17   #5
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Look in your Winamp/Plugins directory for two files named in_wm.dll and out_wm.dll. If those files aren't there, you can't play WMA files. They should install from the full version, but only if you check the "Support for Windows Media Audio" box during installation.
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Old 22nd December 2001, 22:22   #6
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Thanks,

Both files are there on my PC.

I can't help but think this has something to do with Microsoft's new media player and interfereing with Winamp functioning.

Hell, it's not like Microsoft never pulled this crap before!
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Old 23rd December 2001, 00:46   #7
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I'm pretty certain that only WMP7 can support the new WMA v8, and very few other players have support for them, Winamp included
Basically, it's a majorly sucky Micro$oft proprietry secure format.

Justin hates WMA (like many other people here), so I doubt if he's ever going to do anything about updating the plugin. Besides, he'll need Micro$oft's permission, seeing they co-wrote the WMA input plugin.
WMA v8 is strictly a Micro$oft format


Best bet is to use a CD Ripper like EAC or CDex (both freeware) and rip the trax to MP3 instead.

btw, only in_wm.dll is required for WMA playback (for WMA v7 or earlier)
Along with the WMA ACM system codec/drivers (included with Winamp Full setup)

out_wm.dll is only for writing/converting other formats (WAV/MP3/etc) to WMA, but no-one in their right mind would want to do something as ridiculous as that!
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Old 25th December 2001, 15:04   #8
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ultraplayer mp3 player will play the wma files that wimamp doesnt. but i dont like ultraplayer! come on nullsoft! fix this shit
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Old 25th December 2001, 17:58   #9
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My WA plays .WMA
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Old 25th December 2001, 19:45   #10
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Rip a track with the New Windows Media Player and see if it works. I haven't been able to get it too.
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Old 25th December 2001, 20:54   #11
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ah, that's a completely different type of WMA file.
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Old 26th December 2001, 05:02   #12
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Tracks ripped with WMP 7.1 or 8 will not work in Winamp. It is your best bet to avoid WMA like anthrax.
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