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Old May 11th, 2011, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Why won't it play wma files?

So, my hero, rooted and all (see sig, below) used to play wma files through the default music player. Now, it says "this player does not support this type of audio file." Tried downloading 3, and ran into other problems.

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Try downloading Winamp from the market and see if that plays your files


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So, my hero, rooted and all (see sig, below) used to play wmv files through the default music player. Now, it says "this player does not support this type of audio file." Tried downloading 3, and ran into other problems.

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Nope. No joy. It's as if the files are invisible.

They worked fine, a month or two ago.
They play fine through my laptop.
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Are you on AOSP GB Rom ??


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Nope. No joy. It's as if the files are invisible.

They worked fine, a month or two ago.
They play fine through my laptop.
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Yes, Indeed.
Incidentally, I love this sucker. I'd like to try firerats, too.
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Try dong this, go to apps/Dev Tools/ and tap media scanner, once it says media scanner is done, then reboot your phone and try you r media player again to see


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No success, again. I thought that would do it for sure.
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I will research it more and report back, according to the HTC website the Hero does not play WMV files
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PowerAMP can play .wma files apparently: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.maxmpz.audioplayer .

Give that a try and report back to us. I love PowerAMP and use it a lot.
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I thought he meant WMA files also, but in his post he said WMV, I think he made a typo either in the post or the subject, we will wait to see what he meant



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I thought he meant WMA files also, but in his post he said WMV, I think he made a typo either in the post or the subject, we will wait to see what he meant
Oh yeah. He DID put .wmv files.

Haha. I just saw audio and assumed .wma files.
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Hey, fellows! The files in question are all audio and named wma on my systems.

And thanks for the recommendations!
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OK because that makes a difference as your thread said WMV

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Hey, fellows! The files in question are all audio and named wma on my systems.

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OK because that makes a difference as your thread said WMV
I think it says, "Why won't it play wma files?" Really, and for true I haven't changed it!
Regardless, thanks for the help.

I'm downloading the PowerAMP app as I type this.
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Okay, well, PowerAMP was able to 'see' and play all of my .wma files, just fine. Unfortunately, it can't be bothered to see the mp3s purchased from amazon.com.

(NOTE: I just figured out how to add amazon mp3s from settings! Hooray!)

Between the native music player and PowerAMP, I've got it covered, I guess.

This is still a mystery, as the problem simply presented with no warning.

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That was the confusion, your title said why won't it play WMA files, but your thread said it use to play WMV files, so I was not sure if it was a typo, no biggie, glad you got it working for now


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Okay, well, PowerAMP was able to 'see' and play all of my .wma files, just fine. Unfortunately, it can't be bothered to see the mp3s purchased from amazon.com.

(NOTE: I just figured out how to add amazon mp3s from settings! Hooray!)

Between the native music player and PowerAMP, I've got it covered, I guess.

This is still a mystery, as the problem simply presented with no warning.

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title said why won't it play wma files, but your thread said it use to play wmv files
d'oh!!!
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Glad that it worked out for you. It is a shame that the Amazon .mp3 files do not show up though.

Perhaps there is a work around. I will continue to look around and let you know if I see anything.
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No, I found out how to add files in settings! It's working fine, except I can't make ringtones out of my precious .wma files!
But, that's for me to whine at PowerAMP about, my esteemed and helpful comrade!

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No, I found out how to add files in settings! It's working fine, except I can't make ringtones out of my precious .wma files!
But, that's for me to whine at PowerAMP about, my esteemed and helpful comrade!

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Hahaha. I found that setting too, but did not have time to check back here until just now.

I am glad that it all works for you. Yes, for ringtones you will need to convert them to .mp3 files. I use Ringdroid. It works quite well.
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I'm having the same problem with my Samsung Epic. AstroPlayer Nova basically stopped playing .wma files after having been playing them, other players (native, Winamp) don't even see the .wma files. I'd rather not switch to Poweramp as I don't think my playlists will port over.
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I just downloaded Poweramp and while it plays both types of files, I can't seem to figure out how to put them on the same playlist, so if I wanted to have a playlist with all my music on it, no go. I'm starting to think I'm going to have to re-rip all my .wma files from my CDs as .mp3 files. Am I wrong?
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I bought a ZTE V9 with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and was shocked to find I couldn't play the entire .wma library I sync'ed from the desktop with Media Player. So I downloaded the free PowerAmp trial version from Android Market and it's a gem. I'll probably shell out the $5 for the full version when the trial expires in a few weeks...
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I bought a ZTE V9 with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and was shocked to find I couldn't play the entire .wma library I sync'ed from the desktop with Media Player. So I downloaded the free PowerAmp trial version from Android Market and it's a gem. I'll probably shell out the $5 for the full version when the trial expires in a few weeks...
It is nice to see that the information provided helped someone else out too. Thank you for posting your experiences here.

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Boy does this stink...so the only option I have for playing WMA files on my Nook Color running Phiremod is to pay $5 for PowerAmp? I can't believe that there are no free music players (out of about 15 I already tried) that can play a WMA file.....
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Uh oh. That usually means seedy things are taking place.

Another option would be to, you know, not use .wma files. Why not .mp3 or .ogg or .flac?
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I do love PowerAMP though. It is a great music player app.
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i live in ireland and i have a samsung phone and no matter how hard i try i cant get it to play my .WMA files, they copy onto the SD card no problem and play on my laptop, and they are the only songs that dont play!! Help!
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i live in ireland and i have a samsung phone and no matter how hard i try i cant get it to play my .WMA files, they copy onto the SD card no problem and play on my laptop, and they are the only songs that dont play!! Help!
I really do endorse poweramp. I know those files SHOULD JUST PLAY, but alas!
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