WMA 9.1 vs WMA 2 codec - bye bye WMA

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Speech, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. Speech

    Speech Guest

    I thinking why Microsoft destroy sound quality in new (after) WMA V2
    codecs...Song listen at 64 Kb/s in WMA 2 sound good almost very good but if
    You encode song in Windows Media Player 10 at (coded WMA 9.1 64 Kb/s CBR)
    then you give sound poor quality muffled :\ crap.
    Now songs encode in in Windows Media Player 10 WMA 9.1 at 128 Kb/s CBR
    sounds like MP3 128 Kb/s so WMA 9 is not better than MP3 but give the same
    I dont use VBR option because even in new VBR 50 WMA 9.1 when i have songs
    about 110 Kb/s then sounds worse than MP3 at 128 Kb/s. SO I must encode songs
    at 128 Kb/s in WMA 9.1 so bye WMA - better choice MP3 because is more
    Windows Media Team must write new codec not cutting highest frequency - WMA
    9 Series gives the same sound quality like MP3... and Microsoft claims that
    WMA 9 gives the same quality at half size MP3... oh my good at half size
    gives quality like old radio - muffled :(
    Speech, Sep 4, 2004
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  2. I didn't really follow all of that (mostly b/c I don't follow WMA), but WMA
    Std. sucks, always has. WMA Pro is where it is at in terms of best sound
    Chris Lanier [MVP], Sep 4, 2004
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  3. How to make WMP10 encode in wma PRO? AFAIK, WMA VBR is not PRO.

    Sergei Yatsenko, Sep 5, 2004
  4. Speech

    Speech Guest

    go to www.dbpoweramp.com and download dbpoweramp music converter
    next go to codec central and download WMA 9 Series codec and rip CD into WMA
    Pro , Voice, Standard :) - i like only WMA Pro in 64 Kb/s gives very very
    good audio quality - Standard Sucks
    Speech, Sep 5, 2004
  5. I know I can do it with WM Encoder. I thought there is a way to encode in
    PRO by WMP10.
    Sergei Yatsenko, Sep 6, 2004
  6. I wanted them to include it, but its just not supported enough to make it
    worth adding. Plus, it would confuse the basic WMP user when they get to
    choose from WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, WMA VB, and MP3. ;)
    Chris Lanier [MVP], Sep 7, 2004
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