[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: decoding wma9

bond b-o-n-d
Wed Nov 9 18:48:38 CET 2005

> bond wrote:
> >i read on hydrogenaudio that wma9 is backwards compatible to wma8 (eg
> >is playable on wma8 hardware)
> >
> >now i see that libavcodec is able to decode wma8 (aka v2) already and
> >wondered whether this means it decode wma9 correctly too? i obviously
> >wma9 samples and they worked fine. anyone knowing the status of the
> >wmav2/wma9 decoding in libavcodec?
> >
> >
> >
> Hi, wma exists in a few different formats, those formats doesn't really
> correlate well
> to what microsoft is naming it. What you are asking about is wma
> standard. Ffmpeg
> can handle all wma standard files. Microsoft name it wma9 coz it is
> bundled with
> their version 9 of the player. There is a wmapro codec that currently
> can't be decoded
> with ffmpeg. The easy way to know what format you are dealing with is to
> check
> the id number. 0x161 should always be wma standard.


actually i only wanted to know if libavcodecs wma decoder is any stable,
because it is ALREADY able to decode wma9 (the standard codec, not pro,
voice or whatever other different codec exists). no need to search for
claims in whatever forum, simply crap a wma9 file and try to play it

still are there any open issues with it?

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