Audio files won't play in 2.6.1
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Dec 17 01:14:31 EST 2005
Trevor DeVore wrote:
> On Dec 16, 2005, at 9:04 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> I'm considering moving a bunch of .wav files to mp3 and playing them
>> on a Windows box via a player object. Scanning through the archives
>> seems to indicate that there can be a problem with MP3s on some
>> systems that are using certain (older?) versions of WMP. Is that
>> resolved now? My files would all be on disk, not in the stack.
> Are you talking about playing MP3 in a player object on systems without
> QuickTime? If the system doesn't have QT installed the you are using
> MCI. Whether or not MP3 will play depends on if an MCI- compatible
> CODEC is installed. WMP 7.0 installs an MP3 CODEC which I believe is
> MCI-compatible. Version 2 of ActiveMovie supports MP3 and has a driver
> that MCI can use. Win 95 OSR2 included this. Based on some stuff I
> read you may have to manually add the ActiveMovie MCI driver to get it
> working though. I haven't tested this as all of my apps require QT.
> The above is just based off of what I have researched on the web.
Thanks Trevor. Yes, I meant on machines that don't have QT installed. I
won't have much control over what codecs are on the machines, so it
sounds like mp3 files won't work consistently everywhere.
I'm trying to get a huge number of audio files (currently .wav format)
to fit on a single CD, and converting them to mp3 just might make them
small enough to fit. But if they won't play everywhere then that's not a
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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