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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 11 2012, 00:16
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Of the devices that support WMA, such as car stereos, how many of them support WMA Lossless?


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post Jan 11 2012, 02:05
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QUOTE (greynol @ Jan 10 2012, 16:16) *
Of the devices that support WMA, such as car stereos, how many of them support WMA Lossless?


I actually only know of the Zune line and Windows Phone (or Windows Mobile, or Windows Phone Mobile, whatever they are calling it). Of course, the various Android DAPs will also work with WMA Lossless through various apps (I don't think Android has native WMAL support). Having said that, the majority market devices don't even work with WMA let alone WMAL. There are also a few outdated Toshiba, Insignia, Cowon, and Sony players that support it but they represent an extremely small market and I think those DAPs have been off of the market for 2-3 years now (if not longer).

As for my other post where I misread reality with reliability... Ironically enough, my statement still holds true. Where is the reliability in using an outdated encoder that has a decreasing level of native support? Any bugs in the encoder that were present in 2007 are still going to be there now whereas other encoders (unless they are abandoned) will at least perform small updates here and there for reliability issues. When was the last update released for WMA? I also can't remember the last time Apple or the Lame developers released an update to their encoder that caused issues forcing users to revert back to the previous release. I know Nero had issue with its AAC encoder when it came to the Creative Zen, Xbox 360, and iPods but that was a while ago and I believe all problems were squashed around 2007.
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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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