Old 7th January 2002, 21:00   #1
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cant play wav files

i recently downloaded the latest version of winamp(2.78c)
and i cant play .wav files, when i try to play them i get an error window titled "Nullsoft waveform decoder v2.0a error"
then the error reads "unable to start playback. missing codec or unsupported format"

these wav files that i am trying to play work fine on my freinds computer with the new version of winamp installed
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Old 8th January 2002, 01:13   #2
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Try this patch:
Winamp 2.78 Update

(Updates both out_wave & out_ds plugins to peter's (PP) versions, also updates in_midi.dll & in_wave.dll to new pre v2.79 versions)

Further details: (READ THIS FIRST)
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....threadid=68811

These WAV files are not in the standard format.
They are either 24 or 32-bit (instead of standard 16-bit), or they're MP3-Layered or compressed with some other encoder/format (eg. DivX)

The new plugins support playback of 24 & 32-bit WAV's,
but if you still get an error message, it should tell you which system codec is required. So, if you still need help, report back here with the full details. Also include Windows OS & Soundcard details.
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Old 8th January 2002, 03:29   #3
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i installed the plug ins but now i just get an error that says
"codec not found"

could it be that its screwing up due to the fact that i'm running windows me?
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Old 8th January 2002, 12:33   #4
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No, it's due to the fact that those aren't standard WAV files you're trying to listen to. Sounds like they've been compressed but left with WAV headers, and you don't have an ACM copy of the codec that was used.

What this all means is, you'll have to ask your friend what compression whoever made the files used.
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Old 9th January 2002, 00:36   #5
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Chances are they're one of: MP3-Layered, WMA-layered, or DivX/MPEG4-layered.

Can you play MP3's okay in Winamp?

What is your Windows OS ?
Also, is Windows Media Player installed?
If so, can it play these files?

Anyway, get your friend to tell you what compression format was used.
This can be found by opening/playing one of these files in Winamp
and using File Info (Alt+3)
The format will be listed under properties.
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Old 9th January 2002, 02:22   #6
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i'm running windows me
the files dont play in my windows media player
and the files were recorded with a portable mp3 player
i even tried turning the wavs into mp3s and it screws up when i do that
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