Still no support for AAC in Windoze Media Player 11

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Rantipole, May 4, 2007.

  1. Rantipole macrumors 6502

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    How retarded is MS? They still don't have AAC support in WMP 11!!! What are they thinking at this point?

    What I'm really angry about is my company is forcing everyone to take off iTunes from their computer. :mad: iTunes is not "supported" by the IT department, and, according to them, there are "critical security flaws in iTunes, iPod and other MP3 player applications". How retarded is our IT department?

    Now I have to convert to MP3, or re-rip like 600 songs.
     
  2. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Change the icon's picture on the desktop and it's name, or better yet, don't put it on the desktop. :) Unless they are checking..
     
  3. Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They scan computers remotely. Welcome to Big Brother. :rolleyes:
     
  4. other macrumors 6502

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    How retarded is Apple? They still don't support Ogg Vorbis or FLAC.
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    What percentage of people use those formats? If you really, really want to use those formats then download a plugin.

    AAC is clearly superior to MP3 and is widely used (because of iTunes).
     
  6. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    It doesn't? Are you sure? I would have though so too, hmm...

    How about Winamp or Foobar2000 or some player like that?
     
  7. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Welp, we all know Microsoft lives in a bubble, and that they tend to ignore the formats of competitors...

    I can't believe I'm actually suggesting this, but... in your particular (Big Brother is watching you) case... have you tried downloading the free Zune (*Arg!*) software, which is said to have support for MPEG4 playback?

    If your IT loves Microsoft apps, they're probably love Zune software too! (*gag!*)
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i wouldn't be surprised if aac support never came.
     
  9. other macrumors 6502

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    I don't know. What percentage of people use AAC?

    The same can be said with WMP. If you want to use AAC, download a plugin.

    Is it clearly superior to a LAME encoded MP3 at a normal bitrate? Do you have any tests that show that that is the case?
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I understand your frustration.

    However, iTunes is a security risk because of the sharing options that can be enabled. The only way the IT department can ensure security is to not install the software.

    And believe me, I wish this weren't true.
     
  11. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    How retarded is it that IT are doing their jobs and not dealing with stupid frivolities *AT WORK* like iTunes? :mad:
    How retarded is it that Microsoft don't support a format not used by WMP-compatible hardware? :mad:


    :p
     
  12. Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where? I couldn't find one.
     
  13. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    first link?
     
  14. daze macrumors 6502

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    Rename the executable to something else... :D
     
  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    How is sharing MP3s on the local network a security risk?
     
  16. Peace macrumors P6

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    It's not.Sounds like the OP's IT dept. just doesn't want people listening to music.
     
  17. RaMaz macrumors regular

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    AAC will come, like Picture files like .tiff can be viewed in vista...


    one day.... one day.....
     
  18. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    But Music makes people happy, and happy people are more motivated to work hard.


    Stupid IT People.
     
  19. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Why not just use your iPod?


    Its not as easy, but it would stop you from possible getting your company mad at you!
     
  20. Mr.Texor macrumors regular

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    There's ipods everywhere. ipod users use itunes. itunes default ripping format is AAC. most users never change the defaults. Therefore, we can safely assume that AAC is used a lot. most likely it's used more than ogg and flac combined, tho I dont have numbers to back it up :p. sosumi
     
  21. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Who cares I don't blame them one bit and don't call them stupid because it doesn't support your precious AAC

    Only ipods use AAC so if theres Itunes why should Windows media player support it?
     
  22. UnclePaulie macrumors regular

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    Will your company allow you to install plug-in software for Windows Media Player? I downloaded a plugin called Orban that lets you play AAC files in Windows Media. I use it when I am running Parallels and want to access my iTunes library in Windows Media Player so I can sync them over to my Nokia phone.
     
  23. balamw Moderator

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    Ultimately, it's the same reason that companies don't want you surfing porn sites on your work PC. Not a network security issue per se, but a company security issue.

    1) It could be interpreted as supporting copyright violations
    2) Your shared music might offend someone else in the company

    In either case it could bring on a lawsuit, something many companies try to avoid. :p

    The tool they use at my work does a CRC check on the executable and can check if you are renaming the exe and will even stop you from running restricted apps (minesweeper, ...) if you unplug the network cable.

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  24. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    would you expected anything else for the forward looking M$?:D
     
  25. balamw Moderator

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    The irony here is thick since the original DivX ;-) were hacked versions of the MS MPEG-4 codecs. So MS is an early adopter of it's own variants on MPEG-4.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DivX#Early_work

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