cant play 24/88 media - ffmpeg issue ?

I am strugling trying to play hires audio on my raspberry/volumio config.
the media comes from qobuz studio masters library.
Its a wma 24/88 file.
I first faced a situation where ffmpeg generated systematically a seg fault.
I regenerated a new volumio confg, update/upgrade and everything : ffmpeg runs now normally.
but when trying to play through volumio/mpd : doexsnt work.
when processing the file with ffmpeg which, I believe, is delegated by mpd to process the media, I got the following message :

ffmpeg -i 01-13-Daft_Punk-Contact-SMR.wma
ffmpeg version 0.8.10-6:0.8.10-1+rpi1, Copyright © 2000-2013 the Libav developers
built on Mar 22 2014 02:13:15 with gcc 4.6.3
This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in a future release. Please use avconv instead.
[asf @ 0x5a2440] max_analyze_duration reached
Input #0, asf, from ‘01-13-Daft_Punk-Contact-SMR.wma’:
album : Random Access Memories (Ãdition Studio Masters)
track : 13
TrackTotal : 13
Duration: 00:06:21.52, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 3163 kb/s
Stream #0.0(fre): Audio: c[1][0][0] / 0x0163, 88200 Hz, 2 channels, 1152 kb/s
At least one output file must be specified

can someone tell me how to circumvent/close this issue ?


Yes, the ffmpeg version in volumio is quite buggy. A new version is to come which should hopefully solve this. A bit of patience and you’ll be happy again!

after mor search, it appears that the codec used by qobuz for this file is 0x163 aka WMA3 and is not recongnized by ffmpeg, avconv or mplayer…

do you know how to find the proper codec and compile it into ffmpeg ?


Oups ! :confused:
I just found out that qobuz allows to download in different file format.
Made the download in flac : WORKS GREAT !!!

problem solved
but still if you need to play wma files on linux : NO WAY !