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Old 03-17-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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WMA playback plugin for Mixxx DJ software


I just installed Mixxx on my system and it is Super Sweet. . . Only thing is half my library is WMA format. Is there a way to link the plugin library to that of another program which is WMA capable? I would love to convert the entire collection but thats over 70GBs. . . There has to be another way.

Here at the Mixxx Wiki it says where the file sould be storedbut how do I create it? Or is there one available somewhere?
 
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half my library is WMA format. Is there a way to link the plugin library to that of another program which is WMA capable?
From http://www.mixxx.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=622:
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Microsoft does not charge software creators a royalty to use their codecs on the Windows platform. However, if the software runs on a platform other than Windows, there is an annual fee of $20,000 for the decoder and $200,000 for the encoder.
So apparently if you fork over 20K to the developers or get it to support GStreamer Mixxx just might support this patent-encumbered codec.


//NTLB
 
Old 04-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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The other way is to rerip to a supported format.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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Well I guess my option is to link it with gstreamer somehow but i'm not sure how that's done.

Perhaps if I would have started converting those files over when I originally posted this they coulda been dang near done! I know it can be done another way and I'm determined to figure it out.
 
  


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