Old 13th January 2019, 12:07   #1
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Format converter broken

Hey Guys!

I used winamp 5.666 a lot to convert flac files to MP3 (because my mp3 player doesn't play flac)

It worked like a charm!

Recently i updated to winamp 5.8 and when I try to convert a file now I get the error "cannot open encoder"

So I uninstalled 5.8 and installed 5.666 again, but know I get the same error with 5.6 :-\

Any Idea what's wrong here? Please let me know If I need to provide any more informations like log files or something
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Old 13th January 2019, 13:12   #2
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Old 13th January 2019, 17:02   #3
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well this doesn't explains why format converter doesn't work anymore even though i switched back to 5.666
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Old 14th January 2019, 09:27   #4
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Might be some clues in here for u:

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=453692

It's a weird issue ur having. U might need to uninstall everything, run crap cleaner, and install to a dir other than the default.

That all might fix it, but I would really like to figure out why it's failing for u now, bc it shouldn't be.

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Is winamp able to play the FLAC files ?

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Old 16th January 2019, 13:14   #6
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yes. winamp plays the flac files without a problem.

and it seems like the format converter is not completely broken.

I can convert 1100kbps 44khz flac files without a problem

but I have some 3500~ KBPS 24bit 96khz flac files that I can play without a problem, but when I try to open them it says "cannot open encoder"
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Old 16th January 2019, 14:04   #7
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Any update on the working format converter? could anybody please help?

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Old 24th January 2019, 21:20   #8
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hmmm... no one any ideas?
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Old 24th January 2019, 21:49   #9
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Old 25th January 2019, 14:01   #10
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thx. I will give it a try!
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Old 25th January 2019, 14:04   #11
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Foobar worked like a charm! thx alot mate!
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