View Full Version : [ubuntu] A program to encode to WMA lossless exist in Ubuntu ?

Sweet Spot
April 23rd, 2008, 02:46 AM
I know it's blaspheming, but the reason I want to try, is because I bought an Insignia Pilot. It's a VERY decent Mp3 player with UMS capabilities, drag/drop file tree sorting etc.. But doesn't do FLAC, stupidly enough. It does however, play WMA lossless, and I want to review the thing using all the available formats it plays.

So, is there a program which will encode WAV files to wma lossless ?

April 23rd, 2008, 05:14 AM
As far as i know there is none.
WMA is a proprietary format that ms locks down very heavily.
You can decode and even encode to something else in linux but there is no encoder as far as i know for wma lossless possibly the earlier forms of wma using mencoder or ffmpeg but not lossless.

Sweet Spot
April 25th, 2008, 05:23 AM
Yeah, didn't think so. Thanks anyway. Stupid format/codec. No one even uses it, even those who use Windows unless their lazier than all hell. Why they couldn't implement FLAC, I'll never know.