Supported Audio Formats

Windows Mobile 6.5
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4/8/2010

Windows® phones may include support for the following formats, depending on what audio support has been added to your device by the manufacturer.

Format Description For More Information

AIFF Audio

Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) is a standard audio file format for storing uncompressed audio. AIFF files usually have the extension .aif or .aiff.

This format is supported using DirectShow and the WAVE/AIFF/au/snd File Parser.

It is also supported by:

Windows Media Player Mobile for Windows Mobile Devices

The Windows Media Player OCX.

AU Audio

A standard file format for uncompressed audio. Synonymous with SND.

This format is supported using DirectShow and the WAVE/AIFF/au/snd File Parser.

It is also supported by:

Windows Media Player Mobile for Windows Mobile Devices

The Windows Media Player OCX.

AVI Video

Audio Video Interleave (AVI). A format that includes both audio and video information. AVI files have the extension .avi.

Playback of this format is supported using DirectShow and the AVI Decompressor Filter.

It is also supported by:

Windows Media Player Mobile for Windows Mobile Devices

The Windows Media Player OCX.

G.711 Audio

G.711 is an audio format which supports both A-law and Mu-law encoding. These encoding schemes are used to improve signal to noise ratio for digital telephony in Europe (A-law) and in North America and Japan (Mu-law).

Supported in the Audio Compression Manager (ACM) and in DirectShow Through the use of the ACM Wrapper Filter.

It is also supported by:

Windows Media Player Mobile for Windows Mobile Devices

The Windows Media Player OCX.

GSM 6.10 Audio

A lossy, compressed audio format intended for use in telephony. It is supported on GSM telephone networks.

Supported in the Audio Compression Manager (ACM) and in DirectShow Through the use of the ACM Wrapper Filter.

It is also supported by:

Windows Media Player Mobile for Windows Mobile Devices

The Windows Media Player OCX.

MIDI Audio

A format that encodes musical control information (note on, note off, pitch) rather than the actual waveform data of the musical sound itself. Midi files often have the extension .mid.

Limited MIDI file playback is supported. See the topic MIDI for more information.

SND Audio

Synonymous with AU.

This format is supported using DirectShow and the WAVE/AIFF/au/snd File Parser.

It is also supported by:

Windows Media Player Mobile for Windows Mobile Devices

The Windows Media Player OCX.

Wave Audio

Wave audio is an audio container format. It may be found as a stand-alone format, or may be encoded in AVI and MPEG-1 streams. Wave files have an extension of .wav.

Wave audio is supported programmatically Using the PlaySound Function. See the Waveform Audio section for more information.

It is also supported by:

Windows Media Player Mobile for Windows Mobile Devices

The Windows Media Player OCX.

ASF Video and Audio

Advanced Systems Format (ASF). This is a container format. It does not specify the codec used for a media object, but rather describes how media is structured in a stream.

This format is supported using DirectShow. And the WM ASF Writer Filter.

It is also supported by:

Windows Media Player Mobile for Windows Mobile Devices

The Windows Media Player OCX.

MP3 Audio

A popular compressed audio format.

Supported by Windows Media Player Mobile for Windows Mobile Devices.

The Windows Media Player OCX.

WMA Audio

Windows Media Audio (WMA). Is an audio compression format, and is part of Windows Media.

Supported by Windows Media Player Mobile for Windows Mobile Devices.

The Windows Media Player OCX.

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