Play 'msa' audio in Quicktime?

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  1. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

    asherman13

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    Hey all,

    I'm trying to play a movie file, and the audio format is listed as 'msa' (see attached screenshot). Which codec should I install so as to be able to play it (and hear the audio) through Quicktime/Front Row?

    I'm on a MacBook Pro with Quicktime Pro, everything is updated.

    Thanks! :)
     

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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    A google search for "msa audio format" yielded this page, which seems to suggest that MSA is an extension belonging to Sony's ATRAC format.

    Using that information, I did a second google search on "atrac quicktime" which yielded this page, which pointed to this page. Perhaps what you seek is at that third link.
     
  3. asherman13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just wondering....which one of these (at the third link) do you think I should download and install?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Darn... I just checked one, and it seems that they're just raw codecs, only usable with MPlayer... perhaps some smart developer could take these, wrap them up inside a QuickTime component, and release that. If that was done, I believe you'd be able to play that audio (I'd do it if I knew how - I'm a developer).
     
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  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    That works - it would be nice if there was some way to play these things in Front Row, though (which requires getting it to work in QuickTime). That's the solution I was looking for (and I assume the reasoning behind the original poster's request).
     
  7. asherman13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's correct....anybody know how to make this work?
     
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