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Music won't play WMA files on xoom
jmccoy70
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Tried music and Meridian. Neither will recognize WMA.
I can see the files in Astro. So I know that they are there.
Same songs play just fine on my droid x.
TIA 4 any assistance rendered.

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Re: Music won't play WMA files on xoom
Wildman
Sr. Leader
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Here is the list of supported codac formats supported by Android and like I thought, WMA isnt listed as a supported format unless a 3rd party app was installed that WMA worked with but the native OS does not have support for the file you are tring to play...

 

Check out formats at http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html

 

 

Update:  Looks like I missed something because I found a post that reports they will work but Android site says they wont so I guess its one of those situations if they work that fine but if they dont, dont be suprised.  All I can say is it would be simple enough to convert the files to MP3 and remove this restriction.

 

http://androidcommunity.com/forums/f41/wma-format-3359/

 

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Re: Music won't play WMA files on xoom
jmccoy70
Novice
I was thinking that it was a licensing issue between microsoft and google. Just confusing that they play Okay under gingerbread, But not under Honeycomb. Do you know of an android app That will do the conversion?
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Wildman
Sr. Leader
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The app doesnt have to be Android base, if you google there is a number of free converter apps on the web that can do them quickly..  Check out http://www.wma-mp3.org/

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Re: Music won't play WMA files on xoom
jmccoy70
Novice
Thanks for the link! I will play with it some and see where it goes.
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Re: Music won't play WMA files on xoom
jmccoy70
Novice
There appears to be no elegant solution so I will just let the music play on my gingerbread device and wait for the honeycomb developers finally got around to supporting w m a Smiley Happy
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