question about mp3 files, and screen readers

Steve Holmes steve at
Tue Feb 6 05:36:17 EST 2007

Hey, has anyone figured out a way to play protected files with mplayer?
I'm thinking particularly of those protected WMA files.  Doubt anything
could come of Audible content but protected WMA'a and oh, the Itunes
stuff also.  I haven't heard anything so far.

On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 02:32:59AM -0500, Doug Sutherland wrote:
> Yes, mplayer supports many different codecs, its even can
> play windows formats. Download page is here:
> I usually install the binary codecs first then build it from
> source but I see fedora rpms there also. You need to
> install the binary codecs first then install the program.
> Mplayer is actually a movie player, it can play all sorts
> of audio formats:
> MPEG layer 1, 2, and 3 (MP3) audio
> AC3/A52 (Dolby Digital) audio (software or SP/DIF)
> AAC (MPEG-4 audio)
> WMA (DivX Audio) v1, v2
> WMA 9 (WMAv3), Voxware audio, etc (using x86 DLLs)
> RealAudio: COOK, SIPRO, ATRAC3 (using Real libraries)
> RealAudio: DNET and older codecs
> QuickTime: Qclp, Q-Design QDMC/QDM2, MACE 3/6 (using QT libraries), ALAC
> Ogg Vorbis audio
> VIVO audio (g723, Vivo Siren) (using x86 DLL)
> alaw/ulaw, (ms)gsm, pcm, *adpcm and other simple old audio formats
> All of those plus a bunch of video formats also!
> See the supported list here
>   -- Doug
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