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I think this article deserves a general rewrite. Windows Media is a brand. It would make sense to describe its origins and history (born out of NetShow), and the components that comprise it. The current article is fairly inconsistent - it talks about playlists, HD Photo, DVR-MS, SAMI, etc. While many of these technologies are associated with Windows Media, none of them actually fall under the Windows Media brand. Furthermore, it seems incorrect to say WM is intended for Microsoft Windows when it's been supported on Mac OS, Zune, Xbox and other platforms over the years.
Here's what I would suggest as the WM component list:
- File format (ASF)
- Network protocols (MMS, WMS HTTP, WMS RTSP)
- SDKs and tools (e.g. WM Format SDK)
- Encoder (e.g. WME9)
- DRM (e.g. WM DRM 10)
- Server (WMS)
- Player (WMP)
- No mention of Windows Media SDK?
- did we forget to use our signature?--Dagibit 03:30, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
- I was told that at-least wma was dead since its release because occasional files would download viruses instead of licence information. I my self have infected my computer from running wma files. Why is this not mentioned here?--Dagibit 03:30, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
- Perhaps because this is an article on Windows Media and not the actual file format? Unless you meant windows media when you typed "wma". If you want to whine about the wma format, do it on that article's talk page.--Younmm23 23:27, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
WMF? Is this a joke?
I have deleted WMF from the list of formas because:
- It was neither wikilinked nor sourced.
- .WMF is the extension of Windows Metafile, a vector image type that can be opened by Windows XP and Adobe Illustrator as an image. Wikipedia Commons contains a number of such images.
- Microsoft website does not confirm WMF as a specific media format. As a matter of fact it confirms Windows Metafile.
- Wikipedia website does not confirm WMF as a specific media format. Windows Media Format redirects back this very same article!