Native Windows Media decoding/encoding added in build 3735 (Stanley posted on May 28th, 2007 )

The native Windows Media Audio/Video decoding/encoding support has been added, with the new Windows Media decoder source and Windows Media encoder backend. This will make MediaCoder possible to transcode any supported audio/video formats to the latest Windows Media Video 9/Windows Media Audio 9.1 and even Windows Media Lossless, which was having many limits before. Though I’m definitely not in any favor of M$’s A/V codec (fully closed), I must admit the fact that the support for it is needed by many users who has a Zune or a Pocket PC.

I also added a new XUL-based Windows Media configuration dialog. XUL is really a nice thing. If you are interested in XUL too, you can find the source code in htdocs\wmcfg.

The Zune extension is also updated, though I don’t have a Zune to test, but just simply added the Windows Media option which was absent before.

The new Windows Media decoding/encoding is still experimental. Waiting for your feedbacks.

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14 Responses

  1. DreamPAL says:

    我不知道为啥非要和火狐绑定在一起,但是我这里用火狐这个界面显示有问题。没法设置。

  2. stanley says:

    使用火狐是为了降低界面的开发工作量,以后越来越多的界面将会使用XUL开发。请描述一下是什么问题。

  3. BlinkN says:

    Is Windows Media Encoder 9 still required?

  4. stanley says:

    Either Windows Media Encoder 9 or Windows Media Player 9/10/11 needs to be installed. WMP 9/10 is included by Windows XP.

  5. DreamPAL says:

    升级到3735就好了,谢谢

  6. KameilNT says:

    请问作者大人。。。如何让这个软件在转换的时候同时使用两块cpu?我打开任务管理器发现cpu使用率是50%。。。太浪费了。。。

  7. stanley says:

    编码到H.264格式时会使用100%的CPU,你可以试试。

  8. Stereo Steve says:

    Build 3735 fails to transcode to WMA/WMV format. When I click the “Start” button, a Fatal Exception error in module wmcodec.exe appears onscreen and halts the transcode. A search of all drives only finds this file in the C:\Program Files\MediaCoder\codecs folder. I am using Windows XP Home Edition SP2 with WMP10. I tried various audio/video bitrates with no success. I also installed WME9 still no success.

  9. stanley says:

    How did you make your settings?

  10. Stereo Steve says:

    Use any various “normal” audio / video bitrate settings to produce the error.

  11. stanley says:

    I will try to reproduce the problem.

  12. Tri Nguyen says:

    I’m using build 3760, and have a weird problem when transcoding some audio file (MP3) to WMA. Most of them was transcoded flawlessly, but some was failed. It transcode to ~95% and then the file state become “Error”. The other transcoded file was played well in WMP 10. So what’s the problem guys?

  13. patricia says:

    I’m using build 3760, and have a weird problem when transcoding some audio file (MP3) to WMA. Most of them was transcoded flawlessly, but some was failed. It transcode to ~95% and then the file state become “Error”. The other transcoded file was played well in WMP 10. So what’s the problem guys?

  14. stanley says:

    Please try latest build.