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Why do people use WMA? How does it compare to other codecs? etc., [split from “Windows Media Player 12 VBR Codec?”, thread 99192]
eahm
post Jan 31 2013, 18:44
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Pardon my ignorance and please, this is a real question: why people use WMA? I've hear many people using it and I didn't used once.
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post Jan 31 2013, 18:56
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QUOTE (eahm @ Jan 31 2013, 11:44) *
Pardon my ignorance and please, this is a real question: why people use WMA? I've hear many people using it and I didn't used once.


Why not? It's compatibility and support is 2nd only to MP3 (really, nearly universal), it's player is embedded on every Windows based computer, and at high bitrates (200 kbps +), it's as transparent as MP3. I use all Windows software, have a Windows phone, and am thinking about a Surface. Why don't you try it and see? I think you might like it.
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post Jan 31 2013, 19:16
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QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 10:56) *
It's compatibility and support is 2nd only to MP3 (really, nearly universal)

500 million iOS devices beg to differ.


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post Jan 31 2013, 19:21
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QUOTE (mixminus1 @ Jan 31 2013, 12:16) *
QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 10:56) *
It's compatibility and support is 2nd only to MP3 (really, nearly universal)

500 million iOS devices beg to differ.

Well, there are approximately 6 billion cell phones in existence right now, so non-compatibility with 8% of the market doesn't seem grossly off-putting to me. But thanks for pointing that out.
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- eahm   Why do people use WMA? How does it compare to other codecs? etc.   Jan 31 2013, 18:44
- - TheSeven   QUOTE (eahm @ Jan 31 2013, 11:44) Pardon ...   Jan 31 2013, 18:56
|- - eahm   QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 10:56) Why...   Jan 31 2013, 19:05
|- - mixminus1   QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 10:56) It...   Jan 31 2013, 19:16
||- - TheSeven   QUOTE (mixminus1 @ Jan 31 2013, 12:16) QU...   Jan 31 2013, 19:21
||- - Neuron   QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 19:21) Wel...   Jan 31 2013, 20:43
|- - DonP   QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 12:56) Why...   Jan 31 2013, 19:50
||- - Banned   QUOTE (DonP @ Jan 31 2013, 19:50) Over th...   Feb 2 2013, 08:27
||- - lvqcl   QUOTE (Banned @ Feb 2 2013, 11:27) FFmpeg...   Feb 2 2013, 09:58
||- - DonP   QUOTE (Banned @ Feb 2 2013, 02:27) FFmpeg...   Feb 2 2013, 15:31
||- - saratoga   QUOTE (DonP @ Feb 2 2013, 09:31) QUOTE (B...   Feb 3 2013, 19:51
|- - kwanbis   QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 17:56) Why...   Feb 2 2013, 18:01
- - pdq   QUOTE (eahm @ Jan 31 2013, 12:44) Pardon ...   Jan 31 2013, 19:05
|- - TheSeven   QUOTE (pdq @ Jan 31 2013, 12:05) QUOTE (e...   Jan 31 2013, 19:15
|- - db1989   QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 18:15) Mos...   Jan 31 2013, 19:42
|- - Neuron   QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 19:15) QUO...   Jan 31 2013, 20:40
|- - TheSeven   QUOTE http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index......   Feb 1 2013, 04:22
|- - Soap   QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 22:22) But...   Feb 1 2013, 04:27
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (TheSeven @ Jan 31 2013, 22:22) But...   Feb 1 2013, 07:20
|- - Neuron   QUOTE (TheSeven @ Feb 1 2013, 04:22) QUOT...   Feb 2 2013, 19:28
- - mixminus1   And what percentage of those "6 billion cell ...   Jan 31 2013, 20:03
- - Engelsstaub   I used to use WMA Lossless when I had a Zune. I ev...   Feb 1 2013, 05:36
- - greynol   It's about as well thought-out as choosing wma...   Feb 1 2013, 07:25
|- - Mach-X   QUOTE (greynol @ Feb 1 2013, 01:25) It...   Feb 2 2013, 06:42
|- - Engelsstaub   QUOTE (Mach-X @ Feb 1 2013, 23:42) ....   Feb 2 2013, 07:13
|- - DonP   QUOTE (Mach-X @ Feb 2 2013, 00:42) A...   Feb 2 2013, 15:21
- - probedb   QUOTE (eahm @ Jan 31 2013, 17:44) Pardon ...   Feb 1 2013, 12:51
- - JunkieXL   Nevermind. My response was stated above. I too s...   Feb 1 2013, 21:30
- - Porcus   I guess that WMA was part of Microsoft's futil...   Feb 2 2013, 05:17
- - Mach-X   I never accused him of loving apple. In fact, from...   Feb 2 2013, 07:52
- - greynol   My post was in reference to how incredibly stupid ...   Feb 2 2013, 08:24
- - Mach-X   Again, the OP asked a simple question 'why use...   Feb 2 2013, 09:05
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (Mach-X @ Feb 2 2013, 09:05) A...   Feb 2 2013, 15:40
- - greynol   What belongs in this discussion is not for you to ...   Feb 2 2013, 09:13
- - Mach-X   Still trying to figure out how I posted in error. ...   Feb 2 2013, 10:13
- - greynol   I'm just happy to be getting all this attentio...   Feb 2 2013, 10:23
- - IgorC   Almost nobody uses WMA here as the poll indicates ...   Feb 2 2013, 19:40
|- - Porcus   Not sure if hydrogenaudio users are representative...   Feb 3 2013, 01:00
- - mavere   WMA just got two full pages of people on HydrogenA...   Feb 3 2013, 04:13
- - frozenspeed   QUOTE (mavere @ Feb 2 2013, 20:13) WMA ju...   Feb 3 2013, 15:38
- - db1989   QUOTE (mavere @ Feb 3 2013, 03:13) WMA ju...   Feb 3 2013, 19:10


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