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magbert@pingnet.ch
2005-01-09, 22:44
I created a WMA File for testing purposes. When I try to play that file
on my Slimp3 I get the error message "Can't open file". So it seems I have
a general problem with WMA files.

Can anybody confirm that it is not possible to play wma files on Slimp3s?



>-- Original-Nachricht --
>Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 16:25:15 -0500
>From: "Steve Bernard, Jr" <sbernardjr (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
>To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>Subject: [slim] Problem with WMA-Streams
>Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>
>
>On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 22:14:56 +0100, magbert (AT) pingnet (DOT) ch
><magbert (AT) pingnet (DOT) ch> wrote:
>> Thanks for your answer. Unfortunately it doesn?t work with the url mms://212.112.166.206:80/02038_P1-wm-High?MSWMExt=.asf
>> either.
>>
>> On the display of the player the following message is displayed: Connecting
>> to mms://212.112.166.......
>>
>> In the Web-Interface if I get the following information:
>>
>> Title: mms://212.112.166.206:80/02038 P1-wm-High?MSWMExt=.asf
>> File Format: Windows Media
>> Location: mms://212.112.166.206:80/02038_P1-wm-High?MSWMExt=.asf (Download)
>
>Hrm, yeah, I've got WMP 10, running on XP Pro SP2. I'm using a
>Squeezebox, however, and I remember from your first post you have a
>Slimp3. I don't know if that could make a difference, but there could
>be an issue with transcoding the stream into MP3 so the Slimp3 can
>decode it. Do you have LAME installed on your system? Can you play
>normal WMA files or other WMA streams?
>

kdf
2005-01-09, 23:32
Quoting magbert (AT) pingnet (DOT) ch:

> I created a WMA File for testing purposes. When I try to play that file
> on my Slimp3 I get the error message "Can't open file". So it seems I have
> a general problem with WMA files.
>
> Can anybody confirm that it is not possible to play wma files on Slimp3s?

they play fine, but you need to install LAME to convert to mp3 for slimp3
playback. see your player settings, audio. Look for bitrate limiting and read
the description there. it will tell you if lame is found or not and provide a
link for you to get it. The server is not able to include it due to licensing
issues.

-kdf