[Q] Enabling WMA support at system level?

Alright, so I know that by asking this question that I'm about to open a can of worms, mostly consisting of comments like "Nope, can't be done" or "use [Insert media player app name here] player instead". I don't want to use other players, I'd like to have native Android decoding support for lossless WMA audio files.

Is there any way to add a WMA codec to android so that any and all apps installed on my phone can read and play WMA files? I am running LiquidSmooth ROM 4.4.2 on my Motorola XT912 (Droid RAZR), but I am posting here in hopes that an answer can be found for anyone's benefit regardless of device.


As for why I care about WMA support (as I'm sure someone might ask), a large portion of my media library is in Windows Media Audio 9.2 Lossless file format, and I am running out of hard drive space to convert my library to WAV or FLAC (the latter of which I can't get my computer to support at all - I like to have my files at lossless if possible, especially for personal archival purposes).

tl;dr does anyone have the knowledge to insert a WMA codec into the Android system?


(If I'm posting in the wrong forum someone please let me know and hopefully a mod can move it to the right location. Again, I'm posting in the general android forums in hopes that somebody else is looking for this, regardless of device)

Show Accepted Answer

Guest Quick Reply (No URL, BBcode or HTML)

Last post by myrtis.murazik
3 hours ago
Last post by cesar.bechtelar
2 hours ago
Last post by wilhelm32
2 hours ago
Last post by lschiller
2 hours ago
Last post by jonas03
59 minutes ago
Last post by demarco.schowalter
2 hours ago
Last post by newton.roberts
43 minutes ago
Last post by kshlerin.uriah
4 hours ago
Last post by vnolan
54 minutes ago