Playing a WMA File

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    I downloaded a song from www.mtv.com/music/downloads/ and it's in WMA format. When I try to open it, Windows Media Player opens, then Safari opens, and then WiMP quits itself. Safari heads off to what appears to be a blank page - it loads for a second or two but nothing appears.

    I've emailed mtv.com about it, but they haven't replied yet so I was just wondering whether someone else could help in the meantime.
     
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    OK, I've just tried both of those. MPlayer won't play it (no error, just doesn't play), and VLC appears to play it, but no sound comes out.

    I guess I'll just have to wait and see what mtv say about it.
     
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    That sounds like a protected WMA file, when you encode and protect a file with WMP and try to play it again, it'll open up a browser window saying that this computer is okay to play the file on...that's how it works on Windows anyway, it may be different for Macs...

    I have an app that will convert WMAs to WAVs or MP3s, not sure if it would work for protected ones though...

    Download it here and give it a shot.
     
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    No, that didn't work, but it was worth trying. It just says "Error while decoding stream #0.0", so it sounds like it's definitely a protected file.
     
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    I just realised there's something I forgot to mention. I changed my default browser to IE, and now when I try to play the file it opens IE instead of Safari, but instead of just giving me a blank page, it gives me the message "There is a problem with your track. You may want to try downloading the file again". I did try downloading it again, and it has the same problem. I actually tried downloading a different one in case the one on the server was damaged.
     
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    Damn, what's the file you're looking to download?
     
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    Anything from www.mtv.com/music/downloads/ (none of them work, at least none of the ones I tried anyway).

    Nothing important, if I really want them I could always look on P2P :) I was basically just wondering about how to play them but there's nothing I "need" there.
     
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    Did you try dragging the file into Mplayer's Playlist, and then playing it?
     
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    Doesn't work :(

    Don't worry about it, it's not important.
     

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