.wma doesn't play on MMA on Android 11+!! Can MMA include a codec?

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Synthax42
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.wma doesn't play on MMA on Android 11+!! Can MMA include a codec?

Post by Synthax42 »

Hello,

My new Samsung S21 running MMA no longer plays any .wma files! However, my previous Samsung S7 running MMA played both .wma and .mp3 files perfectly, and I have a large library.

Apparently this is not because of MMA but instead Android 11 and above no longer supports the .wma / .wmv codec. Grrr!

1. Can others confirm this?
2. Is there a way MMA can play .wma files by either including a codec, or linking to a 3rd party codec, or some other means?
3. Alternatives are changing to another Android Media player (which I don't want to do, as I really like MMA), or converting all .wma's to .mp3's. Any better suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: .wma doesn't play on MMA on Android 11+!! Can MMA include a codec?

Post by Peke »

Hi,
WMA is proprietary format and possibly royalty fees needs to be paid in commercial products like MMA as "core Android platform doesn't support this format" for now there is no talks/plans of own WMA codec support.

Do not get me wrong, but my personal opinion is that WMA is a bit obsolete format, even for lossless where FLAC is much wider accepted and supported natively.

More on that see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/i ... primaryr10
Best regards,
Peke
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