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Media player with wmv8 support

post #1 of 10
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Hi! I'm looking for a new media player, do you know any new player that supports wmv8 codec? I currently have an argosy HV335T but it doesn't support that codec and I have a lot of videos encoded I can't watch.

Preferably I'd like it to have an internal HDD.

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 10
A lot of players will not have WMV8 was locked by Microsoft they never licensed it out its why people only support WMV9+. Good luck searching but I know of none
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by ninguno View Post

Hi! I'm looking for a new media player, do you know any new player that supports wmv8 codec? I currently have an argosy HV335T but it doesn't support that codec and I have a lot of videos encoded I can't watch.

Preferably I'd like it to have an internal HDD.

Thanks in advance!

I don't know of any media player that supports wmv8 codecs either...

Your best bet is to re-encode them in to a codec that is supported in media players today... no USA media player brand is going to create a firmware to support wmv8 codec without MS Licensing nor are any overseas brand (it is not that popular) going to create it unless there is enough demand - if it was in high demand they would've invested the time to do it already...
post #4 of 10
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Thats a pitty. Thanks mates!
post #5 of 10
Boxee Does.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Magoo30 View Post

Boxee Does.

You sure it supports WMV8 according to the forums here

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=22756

it says only WMV9 like everyone else. Hard to support a format that was never seen outside a Microsoft product
post #7 of 10
Very sure, I play them all the time, Check out Anandtech's review, he even mention's it.
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post #9 of 10
I seem to remember all of my old novatron (iamm) players (those with Sigma 8621) played both wmv7 and wmv8.

I had a bunch of academic videos from ffh films that were in wmv8, and the novatron players of the day were the only ones I could find that played them.

The novatron Sigma 8621 reference design was found under brands such as mvix, klegg, cibox and others.

I don't know if current novatron players will play them, as novatron kinda lost their way and isn't so popular anymore.

If you have a sample, I could test it to be sure.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi, thanks for your responses. Anyone of these can have an HDD inside?
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