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Posted 14 Sep 2012

Code to stream or convert MP3/WMA to PCM/WAV in Windows 8 (VB)

, 25 Sep 2012 Public Domain
VB code to convert MP3 to WAV in Windows 8 using MediaFoundation



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7 - publicly available No 25-Sep-12 14:35 Available ljw1004
Updates in content.
6 No 25-Sep-12 14:34 Available ljw1004
Added information on playing streaming URLs, and new code to allow it to play local files on win8
5 No 17-Sep-12 13:18 Available ljw1004
Added a mention of the WinRT API "MediaTranscoder". Alas its only audio target formats are MP3 and WMA: no WAV.
4 No 17-Sep-12 12:43 Available Smitha Nishant
Updates in content.
3 No 17-Sep-12 9:06 Available ljw1004
Switched to Marshal.FinalReleaseComObject, and added an explanation of how COM+RCW ref-counting works.
2 No 14-Sep-12 11:30 Available ljw1004
Updates in content.
1 No 14-Sep-12 11:28 Available ljw1004
Initial creation


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