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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 - 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 - 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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