playing AC3 (Dolby Digital) Audio file

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Davoud, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Davoud

    Davoud Guest

    Hi all,

    As I understand to play an AC3 (Dolby Digital) file with
    Windows media player I need a AC3 decoder. does this mean
    that before I want to play the AC3 audio first I have to
    convert it to a file understandable by WMP?

    Is there anyway such as adding a plug-in to WMP so that
    you can play the AC3 by WMP automatically? if there is
    what Plug-in for WMP9? I use win XP Home.

    Thanks in advance
    Davoud, Jan 28, 2004
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  2. Chris Lanier [MVP], Jan 28, 2004
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  3. Davoud

    davoud Guest

    hi chris,

    actually i have the AC3 filter downloaded as well as the
    trial version of the VINDVD Recorder which has the AC3
    plug-in and I can play the DVD movies in WMP using my dvd
    burner/player but when I want to play an AC3 song from my
    HD, WMP does not play it.

    Am I missing something here?
    davoud, Jan 28, 2004
  4. What format do you have songs saved in with AC3 sound?
    Chris Lanier [MVP], Jan 28, 2004
  5. Davoud

    davoud Guest

    well, I just have one song which I converted
    using "ffmpeggui Beta build 2" from mp3 to AC3 format,
    just to check if WMP will play it from my HD.

    Other than saying it is AC3 format I really don't know
    what do you mean?
    davoud, Jan 28, 2004
  6. Hi, This program does *not* create 100% compliant ac3 audio files. If they
    don't play in WMP, then they don't play. You would need to talk to the
    developer to improve the encoder.
    Chris Lanier [MVP], Jan 28, 2004
  7. Davoud

    davoud Guest

    Hi again,

    I understand that this program does not create 100%
    compliant ac3 audio files but I can play the same song
    which is in my HD, with WINDVD and besides WINDVD
    confirms that it is an AC3 file.

    thanks for your messages
    davoud, Jan 28, 2004
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