Definitions for "Windows Media Audio"
Keywords:  wma, codec, media, overdrive, audio
Developed by Microsoft, Windows Media Audio is a competing compressed audio format to MP3, but with some copyright protection. Microsoft claims that WMA features better audio quality for the same file size as a comparable MP3 file. Files may be recorded on CD-R or CD-RW media for playback in compatible DVD players (e.g., Panasonic 2002 DVD player models) and computers. Files are usually named as "*.wma". Like MP3, sound quality varies as a function of the recording/encoding bit rate. See MP3. back to the previous page
This is an audio compression technology that includes the management system called "Windows Media Rights Manager".
An audio file or stream in Windows Media Format. The audio content of the file or stream is encoded with one of the Windows Media Audio codecs.