[sf-lug] Spare RAM

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Thu Sep 6 13:00:33 PDT 2007

On Thu, 6 Sep 2007, Jeff Bragg wrote:

>> "Like I say, I have those installed, but the files don't seem to play. I
>> think there may be a difference between DRM wma's and non-DRM wma-s.
>> Anyway, will see what I can do..."
> I think you're on the right track here.  Check out
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=420085
> When I worked for IODA (a digital music aggregator) we did anything we
> needed to with wma's and other proprietary formats (e.g. Sony atrac files)
> on a Windows farm.

You might find http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=114916 useful - 
it's a program that (once) could remove the layer on Windows Media tracks 
that makes them unplayable by non-Windows systems.

According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_DRM, 
version 1.3fix-2 is still fully-featured.  Once you've done that, 
w32codecs or regular mplayer should be okay.  And if mplayer can read it, 
mencoder can transcode it.

-- Asheesh.

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