From: Richard Ash <raa110@yo...> - 2003-12-07 13:55:11
Audacity cannot currently work with wma (Windows Media Audio) files,
because it is a proprietary compresssed format invented by microsoft,
which is difficult to handle on other platforms.
The actual code to decode wma files is tied up in the windows operating
system, so is not avaliable to mac or linux applications. Also there are
copyright issues about distributing windows media encoders / decoders,
which would conflict with the licensing terms of audacity ( the GNU
General Public License, found at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html)
We may look again at this in the future, but for the moment you would
have to decompress the files to WAV or other uncompressed audio format
with a seperate program, then import these to audacity.
'Import raw data' only works for uncompressed PCM samples, not
compressed audio data.
On Sat, 2003-12-06 at 16:37, marc wohl wrote:
> hi there,
> i like the new version very much,it got some great new features,but
> the only thing i=B4m still missing is how to import wma files,it doesn=B4=
> work with the raw data,or am i doing something wrong.
> Let me know if you have a solution because a lot of music files come
> as a wma file.
> thanks, marc
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