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lopid 10-07-2012 06:12 AM

Audacious & WMA
Is it just me who can't play .wma files in Audacious? It says there's no decoder found. I've tried reinstalling it and audacious-plugins.

Speek 10-07-2012 06:20 AM

You probably need to install ffmpeg and then rebuild audacious-plugins.

lopid 10-21-2012 09:45 AM

My ffmpeg supports WMA (and mplayer can play it fine):


$ ffmpeg -codecs | grep -i wma
ffmpeg version 1.0 Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Oct  7 2012 15:21:27 with gcc 4.7.1 (GCC)
  configuration: --prefix=/usr --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-libmp3lame --libdir=/usr/lib
  libavutil      51. 73.101 / 51. 73.101
  libavcodec    54. 59.100 / 54. 59.100
  libavformat    54. 29.104 / 54. 29.104
  libavdevice    54.  2.101 / 54.  2.101
  libavfilter    3. 17.100 /  3. 17.100
  libswscale      2.  1.101 /  2.  1.101
  libswresample  0. 15.100 /  0. 15.100
  libpostproc    52.  0.100 / 52.  0.100
 D.A..S wmalossless          Windows Media Audio Lossless
 D.A.L. wmapro              Windows Media Audio 9 Professional
 DEA.L. wmav1                Windows Media Audio 1
 DEA.L. wmav2                Windows Media Audio 2
 D.A.L. wmavoice            Windows Media Audio Voice

According to the Audacious web site and wiki page, WMA support is in there by default already. I don't even think the plugin package need be installed (although it is).

kikinovak 10-21-2012 12:24 PM

Audacious 3.2.4 on Slackware 14.0 is playing WMA well. I've rebuilt this version from source with a tweaked SlackBuild, and against a full-blown set of multimedia libs and tools. I have yet to encounter an audio format that's not being handled.

lopid 10-21-2012 06:12 PM

Both of the replies so far have alluded to rebuilding Audacious and/or its plugins. I am wondering if WMA in Audacious ought to work out of the box, as it comes with Slackware, like its home and wiki pages suggest.

ponce 10-22-2012 04:56 AM

no, because its homepage probably supposes that <world> out of the box has ffmpeg installed by default, but this is not the case.

so if you want WMA support, you will have to rebuild audacious-plugins over a version of ffmpeg that supports itself WMA decoding installed.

lopid 10-22-2012 03:20 PM

You and Speek were right. I recompiled audacious-plugins. Its configure output didn't say anything about supporting WMA, but it did say 'ffaudio' support was enabled, which is, apparently ffmpeg, so whatever ffmpeg supports, I suppose Audacious now supports!

NinthCitherian 04-03-2013 06:48 PM

(Sorry, I didn't originally notice that this section of the forum was specifically re- discussing Slackware only.)

NinthCitherian 04-03-2013 06:50 PM

sorry, posted in error, was not re- Slackware

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