Monday 24 March 2008

More Reasons NOT to use Windows Media Player

* Lack of codecs 'out the box' leading to a hunt around the net for third party codecs, such as Ogg, FLAC, Mpeg4, H.264 and AAC (which is supported by Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Zune Mp3 player).

* No gapless playback, essential for albums like Dark Side of the Moon and live albums.

* WMP's mp3 decoder's overly strict adherence to ISO Mp3 standard (unusual for MS) forcing LAME 3.98 to encode at 100% compatibility without using the bit reservoir on 320kbit frames

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