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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 Dec 23 2012, 07:22
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There's nothing wrong with wmal, or wma in general for that matter. Unlike other users, I don't discriminate against apple or microsoft or open source. (although I really hate apple, but don't rip people who choose to use their products). WMAL has one prime raison d'etre. The zune 120. If you are one of the lucky people to have one of these you can take your entire cd collection losslessly on the go with the superior zune interface. That interface is the main reason I still keep a zunehd in my car. I've tried using my rockboxed clip in my car. Do you know how hard it is to drive and navigate that tiny screen? And the zune interface does things no other interface does. One touch shuffle of your entire music collection. One touch artist playback, it plays all their albums from newest to oldest. One touch album playback. Why is it nobody else has this?! Even on my droid phone you can't one touch play an album. You have to long press than press play, rather dangerous to be distracted that length of time. With the zune it's tap the album cover and it plays with a very nice now playing screen. If you are in shuffle mode and you decide you want to hear the album of that track you just tap the cover and it plays the album unshuffled. Nothing compares to zune for on the go interface. It's a shame they discontinued the 120 I would love to buy one and skip lossy encoding altogether.

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post Dec 23 2012, 10:47
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QUOTE (Mach-X @ Dec 23 2012, 06:22) *
There's nothing wrong with wmal, or wma in general for that matter. Unlike other users, I don't discriminate against apple or microsoft or open source. (although I really hate apple, but don't rip people who choose to use their products). WMAL has one prime raison d'etre. The zune 120. If you are one of the lucky people to have one of these you can take your entire cd collection losslessly on the go with the superior zune interface. That interface is the main reason I still keep a zunehd in my car. I've tried using my rockboxed clip in my car. Do you know how hard it is to drive and navigate that tiny screen? And the zune interface does things no other interface does. One touch shuffle of your entire music collection. One touch artist playback, it plays all their albums from newest to oldest. One touch album playback. Why is it nobody else has this?! Even on my droid phone you can't one touch play an album. You have to long press than press play, rather dangerous to be distracted that length of time. With the zune it's tap the album cover and it plays with a very nice now playing screen. If you are in shuffle mode and you decide you want to hear the album of that track you just tap the cover and it plays the album unshuffled. Nothing compares to zune for on the go interface. It's a shame they discontinued the 120 I would love to buy one and skip lossy encoding altogether.


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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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