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swampwire
07-23-2005, 09:28 AM
I have downloaded the WMA and wave codecs and keep getting that CAN`T OPEN CODEC message like others have posted on here. I even downloaded the newest version of DB Poweramp 11. I can do it in mp3 but I want to use wma to see if I can do it in less space than mp3. I can`t try wma 9.1 because I don`t have WindowsXP

LtData
07-23-2005, 09:36 AM
Did you download WMA 9 and the System codecs? Are you using the latest dMC beta?

swampwire
07-23-2005, 09:58 AM
Still no luck after trying the dmc beta download. I`m using the codecs for windiws media player 9 (don`t have WindowsXP for 9.1) and have the wave codec. I have the mp3 codec and it worked for creating wavs, but I want to try it in wma form where it says wma v1 and wma v2 on the drop down menu of the wave converter. I also forgot to mention that the copy protect boxes in the windows media player ARE un-checked.

LtData
07-23-2005, 10:12 AM
Why WMA v1 and v2? Drop down menu of the wav converter? You mean compressed WAVs?

swampwire
07-23-2005, 10:42 AM
Yes. They`re all the way at the bottom of the drop down menu if you click on the CHANGE FORMAT section in the compression settings box for ripping to wave formats.

LtData
07-23-2005, 11:28 AM
Why do that, when you can select "Windows Media Audio 9" from the main list instead of WAV and have more choices and options available to you?

swampwire
07-23-2005, 11:38 AM
I`m trying out the wav format to create one of those websites with wav music files. Here`s one for example which uses space consuming MPEG LAYER-3 http://skinnyshideaway.com/wavs/index.html If I can do it using wma, it might cut it down smaller and still sound just as good.

ChristinaS
07-23-2005, 04:25 PM
Unless you need the files to have the wav extension, you should use a conversion to wma rather than one to compressed wav as windows media of any kind.