Playing WMA on iPhone

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jeremy.lloyd
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Playing WMA on iPhone

Post by jeremy.lloyd » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:34 pm

Over the last few years I ripped all my CD's to WMA format.

I now have an iPhone, and found an App which connects to TwonkyServer, but the iPhone doesn't play WMA.

Is there any sort of app or plug-in or configuration on the TwonkyServer which will allow the iPhone to play streamed WMA?

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Jeremy

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Re: Playing WMA on iPhone

Post by PeeBee » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:52 pm

You would need Twonky to transcode them from wma to mp3 or another format supported by the iPhone.

As wma is a Microsoft proprietary format I don't know of any plugin that will do what you want.

I appreciate that it's too late now, and that wma is the default format for Windows Media Player to rip to so you might not have consciously made the decision to use wma, but this highlights the benefits of a universal format such as mp3.

PB
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