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#663689 - 07/10/21 06:46 PM [RealBand Wishlist] WMP Alternative
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Realband runs good in wine on Linux the only issue seems to be the Windows Media Player is used to play all the wma demos but you can't install WMP in 64 bit wine.
The WMP problem can be fixed by using a dedicated Delphi code wma player in bbw2 like http://www.geocities.ws/jovi9200/ this works on Win10 and Wine, and the developer had the code for sale.



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#663879 - 07/12/21 12:15 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: WMP Alternative [Re: Pipeline]
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Yeah, it's too bad it doesn't also support video playback. Hoping Microsoft doesn't remove the ability for WMP to work at all in Windows 11.

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#663921 - 07/12/21 06:03 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: WMP Alternative [Re: Jeff Yankauer]
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Might be something here
https://torry.net/authorsmore.php?id=7099
http://www.felix-colibri.com/papers/graphic/delphi_video_player/delphi_video_player.html
It would be good to get a dedicated player, as you say you don't know what Win11 will support.

In the Linux forum they didn't think it would be using WMP
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Are you 100% sure it's actually using Windows Media Player directly? I don't think software past Windows XP does that (or at least they're definitely not supposed to).
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#664123 - 07/14/21 04:22 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: WMP Alternative [Re: Pipeline]
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It won't open wma in Wine so you will need your own wma decoder same if you want to import wavpack or mogg multichannel files.
Reaper has it's own decoders for all of them without relying on the system wmp player/decoder.
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#680487 - 11/01/21 02:40 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: WMP Alternative [Re: Pipeline]
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There are some OpenSource players that handle wma files on multiple platforms, though the OpenSource aspect may be uncomfortable with a commercial product. OpenSource libraries often have a "copyleft" license that allows them to be used within closed-source products.

Certainly ffmpeg/ffplay, mpv, mplayer and vlc are available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and probably a few other platforms.

mpv and mplayer will each run without a GUI, I think vlc will not.

ffplay is part of the ffmpeg suite and plays the file directly, it has an option -nodisp to stop the GUI.

ffmpeg (and libavcodec) has codecs for multiple formats.

All of these will handle audio and/or videa; all will handle wma.
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