Audio file types supported in SSP*(MI012)
Applicable SongShow Plus Versions:
This article applies to all versions of SongShow Plus.
NOTE: SongShow Plus does not support any protected audio file formats. When extracting audio from media, make sure copy protection is disabled. Please see TS040 for details.
The following audio file types are supported in SongShow PlusTM as stand alone audio files and specifically for the use as audio tracks that the June 2007 Release enables.
.au -- Simple audio format used by Sun UNIX and Java
.aif -- Audio Interchange File Format
.mid -- MIDI - Musical Instrument Digital Interface
.mp3 -- MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
.wav -- Waveform Audio Format
.wma -- Windows Media Audio
.m4a -- MPEG-4 AAC LC (the H.264 plug-in is required to support this)
These formats have varying degrees of popularity and have pros and cons related to size, audio quality and portability. The most common of these seem to be mp3, wav and wma. For more information on these formats you can do a simple Wikipedia or Google search.