[MPlayer-users] .wma audio fails to play - an example

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Jul 26 17:46:15 CEST 2003

On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 12:51:00PM +0200, Dominik Mierzejewski wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Friday, 25 July 2003, Raphael Clifford wrote:
> > Here is the example audio file that does not appear to be playable under 
> > linux.  You have to unzip it to even get to the .wma file even though 
> > under windows there is no need to as Media Player seems to understand 
> > .wmd files.
> > 
> > http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/~rcliffor/Average_Boy.wmd
> > 
> > If we could find some way to play these files that would a fantastic 
> > step forward. At the moment it seems that you can't play a lot of music 
> > you have bought and downloaded online!
> It's a zipfile containing another zipfile (with some graphics), an asx
> playlist and wma audio, which doesn't play a sound. :(

That's the problem with WMD. You think they're there, but then it
turns out they're really not. And you go blow up a whole country in
the process of figuring that out. It's good to know microsoft is
embracing such brain damaged technology....


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