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Old 20th April 2003, 18:18   #1
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Specified format is not supported or cannot be translated...

I get this dialog whenever i try to play a wma in winamp 2.x:
dialog title: "Winamp/WMA (x86)"
text: "The Specified format is not supported or cannot be translated. Use the Capabilities function to determine the supported formats."

It does this with EVERY version in_wm.dll.. for the past few versions of winamp... changing output plugins doesn't fix it either. I haven't even been able to find anyone else with this problem, searching around.. :| I have a sb live platinum

I hate wma anyway, but I don't want to convert everything to mp3 before i play it >:0
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Old 20th April 2003, 21:45   #2
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RE: MMSYSTEM032 Error : Problems with 8-bit/24-bit/32-bit files
2. Specified Format Not Supported, Use Capabilities Function
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=32696
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=31358
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=32082
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=31948
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Old 20th April 2003, 22:33   #3
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This isn't a WaveOut or DirectSound error. Note the dialog title.
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Old 21st April 2003, 00:12   #4
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Normally, that error would mean that there is something wrong with those files. Maybe they've got the *.WMA extension, but they're not WMA's ?
Are you sure they are WMA files?
Do they play ok in Windows Media Player?
If yes, then:
1) What version of WMP is installed?
2) What does it say the audio format & codec used are in:
WMP -> File -> Properties?

There's also the possibility that they are layered with some other audio compression (eg. divx, or an older/newer version of WMA) and the relevant codec is not installed on your system.

Please also include details of Windows OS and soundcard in your reply.
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Old 21st April 2003, 01:33   #5
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definitely wma format.. audio codecs are all Windows Media Audio V8
(64, 128, etc) kbps, 44 kHz, stereo

in winamp, rightclick> file info displays a normal-looking wma file info dialog...

os is win2k pro, soundcard sblive platinum with 3/18/2002 drivers

wmas DID play in winamp long ago... i have no idea what i did that made them stop working
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Old 21st April 2003, 01:39   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by DJ Egg
Do they play ok in Windows Media Player?
If yes, then:
What version of WMP is installed?
Still waiting for the answers to those two questions.

btw, I wanted the file properties from Windows Media Player, not Winamp.

You might also want to try reinstalling the WMA v7/8 codecs:
http://home.wanadoo.nl/~w.speek/down...udioredist.exe
ftp://spin.mohawkc.on.ca/Utilities/wmpcdcs8.exe

Also, do other file formats play ok in Winamp?
eg. mp3, wav, midi, etc.
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Old 21st April 2003, 01:51   #7
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oh yeah, hehe

yeah, they do, version 9 right now but 7 also worked, and that's the file props from wmp

all other formats play fine in winamp

i'll install those codecs now
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Old 21st April 2003, 03:16   #8
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nothing :|
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