WMA

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WMA

Windows Media Audio

WMA

(Windows Media Audio) An audio compression method from Microsoft. Known originally as MSAudio, this proprietary format competes with the MP3 and AAC methods. WMA encodes rapidly and is known to be especially effective at low bit rates. See Windows Media formats, MP3 and AAC.
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0 using the MSAudio codec at 20 and 32 Kbps stereo music settings for the G2 comparison and 64 Kbps for the MP3 comparison.
com is encoding its vast library of over 100,000 songs using the new high-quality audio codec, code named, MSAudio and the Windows Media Rights Manager for digital distribution, and will offer this new format to its network of music retailers online.
By expanding the range of media formats we support to include the high-quality MSAudio codec in Windows Media, Liquid Audio can provide customers with the most flexibility and choice for digital music distribution.