Old 7th May 2008, 10:10   #1
Rowan2
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Transcoding failed. Cannot find decoder

This is the message I get when trying to use the "Send to: format converter" on a playlist. The source is flac, and I want to convert to --alt-preset insane: mp3 320kbps.

I have used this exact same function a week ago, and it worked like it should. I uninstalled and reinstalled winamp twice, but to no avail. I have tried the wnaspi32.dll workaround, but without success. I have installed no 3d party plugins.

Specs:
Intel 82801BA motherboard
Pentium 4 "Willamette" 1.5GHz
640MB SDRAM PC133
Sound card: M-Audio Delta 1010lt
Windows XP SP2
DirectX 9.0c (march 2008)
Winamp version 5.531
Winamp pro

Installed Winamp plugin list
Generated by 'One for Nunz v3.1.1' on 7-5-2008 at 11:46:59

<< Winamp Information >>

Winamp.ini path is: C:\Documents and Settings\De Geus\Application Data\Winamp\Winamp.ini
Plugin directory is: D:\Winamp\Plugins
Visualisation directory is: D:\Winamp\Plugins
DSP directory is: D:\Winamp\Plugins
Skin directory is: D:\Winamp\skins
Language Pack directory is: D:\Winamp\Lang

Using Winamp version: 5.53 (Build 1938)
Current skin: Winamp base skin (Classic skin)
Sonic Burning Engine is installed
Pro registered version
Using a language pack: D:\Winamp\Lang\Winamp-nl-nl.wlz
Intended localisation language: nl-NL

<< OS Information >>

Running on: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
Memory available: 654832 KB


<< Input plugins >>

Nullsoft CD Plug-in (MusicID 2.5) v3.6 [in_cdda.dll]
Nullsoft FLAC-decoder 2.05 [in_flac.dll]
Nullsoft MIDI-speler 3.16 [in_midi.dll]
Nullsoft Moduledecoder v2.3 [in_mod.dll]
Nullsoft MPEG-audiodecoder 4.4 [in_mp3.dll]
Nullsoft MPEG-4 Audio Decoder v1.6 [in_mp4.dll]
Nullsoft Vorbis Decoder v1.53 [in_vorbis.dll]
Nullsoft Waveform Decoder v3.16 [in_wave.dll]
Nullsoft Windows Media-decoder 3.29 [in_wm.dll]

<< Output plugins >>

Nullsoft Disk Writer v2.14 [out_disk.dll]
Nullsoft DirectSound-uitvoer v2.47 (d) [out_ds.dll] [active]
Nullsoft WaveOut-uitvoer v2.11 (d) [out_wave.dll]

<< Visualisation plugins >>

No plugins of this type are installed

<< DSP plugins >>

No plugins of this type are installed

<< General Purpose plugins >>

Nullsoft Media Library v3.23 [gen_ml.dll]
One for Nunz v3.1.1 [gen_nunzio.dll]

<< Media Library plugins >>

Nullsoft Local Media v2.3 [ml_local.dll]
Nullsoft speellijsten v1.13 [ml_playlists.dll]
Nullsoft Online services v1.61 [ml_online.dll]
Nullsoft Rip & Burn v1.4 [ml_disc.dll]
Nullsoft ondersteuning voor draagbare spelers v1.24 [ml_pmp.dll]
Nullsoft Auto-Tagger v2.02 [ml_autotag.dll]
Nullsoft Formaat Converter v2.4 [ml_transcode.dll]

<< Portable Media Player plugins >>

Nullsoft Creative NJB-plug-in v0.54 [pmp_njb.dll]
Nullsoft USB-apparaatplug-in v0.61 [pmp_usb.dll]

<< Encoder plugins >>

[enc_aacplus.dll]
aacPlus (HE-AAC) Encoder v1.28
aacPlus (HE-AAC) High Bitrate Encoder v1.28
LC-AAC Encoder v1.28
MP4/aacPlus (HE-AAC) Encoder v1.28
MP4/aacPlus (HE-AAC) High Bitrate Encoder v1.28
MP4/LC-AAC Encoder v1.28
[enc_flac.dll]
FLAC Encoder (Flake0.11)
[enc_lame.dll]
[enc_wav.dll]
WAV Encoder v1.02
[enc_wma.dll]
WMA Encoder v1.22

<< Summary of system components (*.w5s) >>
(These are not included in the plugin counts below)
aacPlusDecoder.w5s (356kb)
bmp.w5s (7kb)
gif.w5s (17kb)
gracenote.w5s (13kb)
jnetlib.w5s (26kb)
jpeg.w5s (98kb)
playlist.w5s (36kb)
png.w5s (91kb)
tagz.w5s (18kb)
xml.w5s (85kb)

<< Summary of all dlls in the root winamp folder (*.dll) >>
(These are not included in the plugin counts below)
burnlib.dll (82kb) [not loaded]
libFLAC.dll (133kb) [not loaded]
libmp4v2.dll (177kb) [not loaded]
libsndfile.dll (197kb) [loaded]
nde.dll (86kb) [loaded]
nscrt.dll (340kb) [loaded]
primosdk.DLL (182kb) [not loaded]
tataki.dll (63kb) [loaded]
zlib.dll (45kb) [loaded]

<< Summary of all dlls in the plugins\gracenote folder (*.dll) >>
(These are not included in the plugin counts below)
CddbAFX3.dll (269kb) [not loaded]
CddbCMSig_1_3.dll (105kb) [not loaded]
CDDBControlWinamp.dll (781kb) [not loaded]
CddbFEX.dll (637kb) [not loaded]
CddbFPX1.dll (493kb) [not loaded]
CddbMusicIDWinamp.dll (617kb) [not loaded]
CddbPlaylist2Winamp.dll (569kb) [not loaded]
CddbS12T.dll (373kb) [not loaded]
CDDBUIWinamp.dll (789kb) [not loaded]
CddbWOManagerWinamp.dll (197kb) [not loaded]

<< Summary of installed plugins >>

9 Input plugins installed
3 Output plugins installed
0 Visualisation plugin installed
0 DSP plugin installed
2 General Purpose plugins installed
7 Media Library plugins installed
2 Portable Media Player plugins installed
5 Encoder plugins installed

Total: 28 plugins installed
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Old 7th May 2008, 10:56   #2
Rowan2
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UPDATE

Hm, I just tried selecting all the files in the playlist instead of just right clicking on the playlist, and it works

Anyone?
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Old 7th May 2008, 12:51   #3
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Correct. That's the one and only way to do it.

You can't convert a playlist file (m3u, m3u8, pls, etc) to an audio file.
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Old 7th May 2008, 15:11   #4
Rowan2
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Well my mistake then I was convinced Winamp would be smart enough to select the files contained by the playlist, instead of returning a not-very-helpful error message.

Thanks!
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Old 19th August 2008, 15:07   #5
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Re: UPDATE

Quote:
Originally posted by Rowan2
Hm, I just tried selecting all the files in the playlist instead of just right clicking on the playlist, and it works

Anyone?
I am having the same problem converting (error message: Cannot find Decoder.") I have read this post and tried selecting the music every way possible; from the playlist individually, from a search, in groups etc. I always get the same message: Cannot find decoder.

Is there something I need to be doing to select the files I want to convert? (I'm not really understanding the quote above as I think I have tried selecting all the files in the playlist...

I am converting from WMA to MP3 using Windows XP installed on a Mac (Boot Camp) -- the WMA files play when transferred from my old computer to boot camp which leads me to beleive that there is no DRM issue.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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