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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 15 2012, 02:10
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I imagine MS has its hands in several patents for various media usage. Hell, they are even managing to make money off of every Android smartphone and tablet being sold due to patent arrangements (i.e. buying up companies that had Android patents or buying the patent rights).

The last I heard, Windows Media Center wasn't getting much of an update with Windows 8. In fact, I thought there was a time when MS wasn't going to have WMC in Windows 8 but that changed (I could be wrong on this). Their main focus with Win 8 seems to revolve around making it touch friendly while the standard desktop portion looks to remain unchanged. Back before Win 8, I was hoping that MS would come out with two different OS ecosystems much like Apple. One for portable environments and one for desktops/notebooks since there is that clear distinction between those device classifications. Alas, they seem intent with trying to make a touch experience with a full desktop OS and we all know how well that turns out. There was development on that one Windows mobile OS that looked promising but it stopped in favor of needlessly running Win 8 on a slate tablet.

Either way, WMA is pretty much dead now and I think Win 7's native support of mpeg-4 standards (including AAC audio) shows that MS is even moving on from WMA and even WMV. I don't think they lost much when HD-DVD failed as Blu-ray movies are still being released using VC-1. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (at least the theatrical cuts) used VC-1 as does the recent re-re-relase of Serenity, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and many others (though AVC still seems to be a more supported format and Blu-ray 3D releases all use mpeg-4 MVC). HD-DVD could also use mpeg-2 and mpeg-4 AVC encoding so it wasn't completely tied to VC-1 either.
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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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