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How to make HE-AAC audio to work in WMP?


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#1 tkmops

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:31 PM

Does anyone know how to install and get the Orban / Coding Technologies AAC/aacPlus™ Player Plugin(setup_AAC_aacPlus_pluginbase_1_1_52.exe) to work?
 
I have a video file with HE-AAC audio that won't play on my WMP, or VLC, but it does play using MPC.
 
I've done the following:
1) Downloaded the setup_AAC_aacPlus_pluginbase_1_1_52.exe
 
2) Double clicked the .exe...I OK'd the licence box, and it installed.
 
3) Tried to play my file...video, but no audio.
 
4) I then found a forum that said 'To use a aac+ stream in WMP use 'icyx://ipnumber : port' (not http)'. I didn't know what that meant, but it looked like a web address, so pasted that into my browser, and I OK'd a permission box, which opened my WMP, with an 'updated' in the lower right corner. 
 
5) My file still would not play audio.  
 
6) Re-booted, WMP still won't play the audio of the video.
 
Anyone know how to get this to work?
 
Win7,  WMP 12.0.7601.23517
 
Thanks!

Edited by hamluis, 21 September 2017 - 08:25 PM.
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:50 PM

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-pictures/how-can-i-play-aac-audio-stream-with-windows-media/4e7dfa1e-a166-4238-aacd-8b4d2c17e1f0?auth=1

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:46 PM

Thanks for the swift response. I had already seen that, but I think it refers to the way to play an on-line(web) file. I'm trying to play a video file on my HD. 



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:23 PM

It doesn't matter where the music file is...codecs are required to play any music file, video or not.

 

If the file is a video...you need a video codec and .aac is a sound file extension.

 

WMP and all the other players mentioned...play both audio and video files.  Example:  youtube videos are in video file format...when I want to convert them to .mp3 format, I extract only the sound file portion...but WMP should play the file whether it's a video file or a sound file.

 

If it's a video file...what is the file extension?

 

https://www.lifewire.com/aac-file-2619429

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:01 PM

The file is a .mkv. All my other .mkv files play just fine with WMP. This is the first file with HE-ACC. 



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:12 AM

From what I see, WMP provides native support for those types of files.

 

Maybe someone else here has some idea of what you can do.

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:59 PM

Thanks. Can you provide a link to documentation that says that WMP plays HE-AAC audio? 



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:44 AM

good morning my friends,

 

download the k-lite audio / video codec pack in order to play .acc audio and video files

 

http://filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/


Edited by nickos, 23 September 2017 - 08:06 AM.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:29 PM

I'm using CCCP codecs, if I download k-lite, will it mess up my CCCP?



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:03 PM

Play In Windows Media Player

 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:59 AM

good morning my friends,

 

if your cccp codec pack you have include the missing codecs your are looking for you do not need k-lite

 

alternative you can download the vlc player and see if its work for you

 

https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

 

if vlc player cannot play the files you want simple delete it and delete also the cccp codec pack since it cannot play as you say the files you want

 

then you can install k-lite codec pack

 

some instructions in pdf

 

https://renewedvision.com/downloads/pc/KLiteInstructions.pdf



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:00 PM

Louis, I've already been to that site 'Play in Windows Media Player'...that's where I found out about the Orban / Coding Technologies AAC/aacPlus™ Player Plugin. I've already done all that.
 
Nickos, I've already tried VLC...it doesn't work. I'm weary of deleting my CCCP, and installing k-lite, as the last time I tried to 'fix' something with my player, it took a very long time resolve.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:37 AM

if from your system is missing some video and audio codecs then vlc cannot be played 

 

so that's why you have to install the k-lite codec pack or any other comprehensive codec pack

 

if you have the necessary codecs then you can play everything






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