Author Topic: Support for .oma files  (Read 205 times)

mumulu

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Please integrate support for .oma files!

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Rob

Zak

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Based on what I've just read about .oma files, I would put the chances of support being added for these at right around zero.

* It's a proprietary container for ATRAC streams, only used by Sony for their old portable devices and online music store (that was discontinued in 2008).
* .oma/.omg files probably include DRM to prevent them being played on anything except the device that created them.
* Even FFMPEG doesn't support .oma files*, and it will read basically anything.

It would seem that .oma is a relic from the days of every media company trying to take on iTunes by introducing their own ecosystem-specific DRM infected formats and programs. It's now basically a dead format.


Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptive_Transform_Acoustic_Coding
https://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?7532-Sony-OMA-OMG-File-Conversion-Some-actual-facts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SonicStage
https://www.online-convert.com/file-format/oma
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenMG
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