Difference between revisions of "Windows Media Audio 9"

From MultimediaWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(Add to undiscovered audio codecs category, spelling, grammar.)
Line 1: Line 1:
This is microsofts latest mediacodec suite. It consist of
+
This is [[Microsoft|Microsoft's]] latest media codec suite. It consists of
 
WMA Standard v1 (0x160),
 
WMA Standard v1 (0x160),
 
WMA Standard v2 (0x161),
 
WMA Standard v2 (0x161),
 
WMA Pro (0x162),
 
WMA Pro (0x162),
 
WMA Lossless (0x163),
 
WMA Lossless (0x163),
WMA Voice (0xA),
+
WMA Voice (0xA).
  
Initially, WMA was developed by Voxware and had the name "Voxware Audio Codec", somewhere on the line Microsoft bought it and continued
+
Initially, WMA was developed by [[VoxWare]] and had the name "VoxWare Audio Codec", somewhere on the line Microsoft bought it and continued
 
to develop it to the form it has today.
 
to develop it to the form it has today.
  
This is what microsoft say about their codecs. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/codecs/audio.aspx
+
This is what Microsoft says about their codecs: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/codecs/audio.aspx
  
 
WMA Standard v1
 
WMA Standard v1
 
This is the first version of their codec. Originally this came from some other company.
 
This is the first version of their codec. Originally this came from some other company.
 +
 
WMA Standard v2
 
WMA Standard v2
 
This is the kind of files that is most popular. The current encoder produces this.
 
This is the kind of files that is most popular. The current encoder produces this.
Line 26: Line 27:
  
 
[[Category:Audio Codecs]]
 
[[Category:Audio Codecs]]
 +
[[Category:Undiscovered Audio Codecs]]

Revision as of 07:43, 23 January 2006

This is Microsoft's latest media codec suite. It consists of WMA Standard v1 (0x160), WMA Standard v2 (0x161), WMA Pro (0x162), WMA Lossless (0x163), WMA Voice (0xA).

Initially, WMA was developed by VoxWare and had the name "VoxWare Audio Codec", somewhere on the line Microsoft bought it and continued to develop it to the form it has today.

This is what Microsoft says about their codecs: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/codecs/audio.aspx

WMA Standard v1 This is the first version of their codec. Originally this came from some other company.

WMA Standard v2 This is the kind of files that is most popular. The current encoder produces this.

WMA Pro The stuff that should have been in WMA std got into Pro. Eg, better sound, more channels etc.

WMA Voice The voice codec is VoiceAge's ACELP.net.

WMA Lossless Not much is known about the lossless codec. It performs about the same as all other lossless codecs.