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Why the low popularity/usage of WMA Lossless? (according to the poll), Split from: 2012 ripping/encoding poll
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post Jan 10 2012, 06:21
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What's so bad about WMAL?
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post Jan 10 2012, 16:53
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QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 10 2012, 06:21) *
What's so bad about WMAL?


Except that hardly anybody uses it, and it is not very well supported? Even ffmpeg, which supports a codec list long as this, fails to decode it.

And it lacks features like ReplayGain support.


To counter it: Why choose WMA (lossy or lossless), except if you want to stick to Windows Media Player or really need something which Windows Explorer identifies as 'audio'?

( ... the obvious answer was źDRM╗ ... )


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post Jan 10 2012, 20:55
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What about reliability? Microsoft is a huge company and didn't update their thing for years, so pretty much a "tried and true" format?

Sometimes for freeware I have seen when an update goes out that has a bug, and they had to revert it but too bad for the people who already used it extensively.

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post Jan 11 2012, 01:43
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QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 10 2012, 20:55) *
What about reliability? Microsoft is a huge company and didn't update their thing for years, so pretty much a "tried and true" format?


Science is fun. Well, sometimes depressing. http://arc.nucapt.northwestern.edu/~karnesky/sdarticle.pdf .
Not about WMA, about Excel, which is a product where they should definitely not screw up the maths this way.

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- HTS   Why the low popularity/usage of WMA Lossless? (according to the poll)   Jan 10 2012, 06:21
- - Porcus   QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 10 2012, 06:21) What...   Jan 10 2012, 16:53
|- - HTS   What about reliability? Microsoft is a huge compan...   Jan 10 2012, 20:55
||- - kornchild2002   QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 10 2012, 12:55) What abo...   Jan 11 2012, 00:09
|||- - db1989   QUOTE (kornchild2002 @ Jan 10 2012, 23:09...   Jan 11 2012, 00:16
||- - Porcus   QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 10 2012, 20:55) What abo...   Jan 11 2012, 01:43
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jan 10 2012, 10:53) QUOTE...   Jan 12 2012, 03:55
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (saratoga @ Jan 12 2012, 03:55) QUO...   Jan 12 2012, 19:34
- - greynol   That's kind of funny since for years WMP didn...   Jan 10 2012, 21:52
|- - HTS   QUOTE (greynol @ Jan 10 2012, 15:52) That...   Jan 11 2012, 01:32
- - spoon   We have reported bugs to Microsoft (to the project...   Jan 10 2012, 22:23
|- - Squeller   QUOTE (spoon @ Jan 10 2012, 22:23) We hav...   Jan 14 2012, 15:27
- - greynol   Of the devices that support WMA, such as car stere...   Jan 11 2012, 00:16
|- - kornchild2002   QUOTE (greynol @ Jan 10 2012, 16:16) Of t...   Jan 11 2012, 02:05
|- - Ron Jones   QUOTE (greynol @ Jan 10 2012, 16:16) Of t...   Jan 12 2012, 03:51
- - HTS   What's the easiest way to convert about 300gb ...   Jan 12 2012, 03:47
|- - Roseval   QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 12 2012, 03:47) What...   Jan 12 2012, 08:04
- - HTS   Foobar in its latest version can decompress WMAL f...   Jan 13 2012, 06:17
|- - probedb   QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 13 2012, 05:17) Foobar i...   Jan 13 2012, 12:15
|- - HTS   QUOTE (probedb @ Jan 13 2012, 06:15) QUOT...   Jan 14 2012, 00:35
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 13 2012, 18:35) The ques...   Jan 14 2012, 00:47
|- - HTS   QUOTE (saratoga @ Jan 13 2012, 18:47) QUO...   Jan 14 2012, 00:51
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 13 2012, 18:51) QUOTE (s...   Jan 14 2012, 00:59
- - slks   The reason nobody uses WMA Lossless is that there...   Jan 13 2012, 06:43
- - hellokeith   QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 9 2012, 23:21) What...   Jan 14 2012, 10:00
- - lvqcl   I don't know what means "without any help...   Jan 14 2012, 11:10
- - spoon   Back in the day when MS first released WMA dBpower...   Jan 14 2012, 17:08
|- - hellokeith   QUOTE (spoon @ Jan 14 2012, 10:08) now it...   Jan 15 2012, 00:09
- - kornchild2002   I imagine MS has its hands in several patents for ...   Jan 15 2012, 02:10
- - cowls192   QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 10 2012, 01:21) What...   Aug 10 2012, 04:07
- - Mach-X   There's nothing wrong with wmal, or wma in gen...   Dec 23 2012, 07:22
|- - probedb   QUOTE (Mach-X @ Dec 23 2012, 06:22) ...   Dec 23 2012, 10:47
|- - DonP   QUOTE (Mach-X @ Dec 23 2012, 01:22) ...   Dec 23 2012, 15:00
- - nu774   Maybe because of this? http://www.hydrogenaudio.or...   Dec 23 2012, 09:28
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (nu774 @ Dec 23 2012, 04:28) Maybe ...   Dec 23 2012, 20:21
- - pdq   WMA (and I don't mean WMA Pro) scored consiste...   Dec 23 2012, 16:07
- - frozenspeed   QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 9 2012, 22:21) What...   Dec 23 2012, 18:59


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