View Full Version : Wma decoding issue

Mike Hartley
2005-02-19, 09:15
The bug would need to be upgraded in priority. If I remember correctly, the bug was downgraded from a P-1 to "Not Critical".

-----Original Message-----
From: Triode [mailto:triode1 (AT) btinternet (DOT) com]
Sent: Sat 2/19/2005 7:50 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: Re: [slim] Wma decoding issue

The last change made to wmadec [Oct 20th] appears to be to add mono support (duplicating samples to play it as stereo).

It's possible that this triggers too often and so is used when lossless files are played back.

I would add to this bug/raise via slim support that it definately does this for all wma lossless and this can probably be looked at.


----- Original Message -----
From: "stevedickie" <steve_dickie (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: [slim] Wma decoding issue

> The mono problem affected all my WMA lossless files (about 5000).
> It can be solved by replacing the WMADEC file (with an older one (it must be
> pre-5.4, I'm using the 5.3.1 WMADEC file).
> Everything else about 5.4.1 will then work fine including
> AlienBBC (possibly the best plugin yet). I've been using this solution for
> over a month without any problems. The only thing I haven't tried is WMA
> radio, which was probably the reason WMADEC was modified for 5.4.0.
> I think this indicates that the problem lies in the changes made to WMADEC
> when it went from 5.3.1 to 5.4.0. Ive tried everything else I could think of -
> used fresh installs on different PCs, three different squeezeboxes, the
> different audio outputs, etc - always get just mono sound. Its very simple
> just to switch the decoder file and get stereo back but I guess this won't be
> a solution that appeals to everyone.
> Steve