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06-22-2008, 02:06 PM
I just upgraded to dBpoweramp r13 and I'm getting lots of errors converting flac (release 11, 1.2.1) to mp3 (lame 3.97).
While converting a ripped cd, I get a bunch of errors from windows (Vista32) for each song with problems, "lame.exe has stopped working".
"Check for a solution online.. or close program."
I can reconvert failed files and after a few tries all the songs get converted.
Below is a copy of one of the music converter errors.

Error converting to mp3 (Lame), 'D:\Music Flack\Stevie Nicks\Timespace; The Best of Stevie Nicks\10 - Timespace; The Best of Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen.flac' to 'D:\Music\JR Music\Stevie Nicks\Timespace; The Best of Stevie Nicks\10 - Timespace; The Best of Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen.mp3'
Error writing audio data to StdIn Pipe [clEncoder::EncodeBlock]

Any idea what's wrong?

06-22-2008, 02:14 PM
What is the bits and frequency if your FLAC files? What bitrate and frequency did you choose for your mp3 files? Are both files stereo/joint stereo?

06-22-2008, 02:48 PM
Under dBpoweramp Configuration: Codec Advanced ,
"Decoder Options" mp3 Decoder output is 16 bit.
"Encoder Options" flac IDTag Padding is 4KB
Under Music Converter, Units:
Channels: x [Description] : 2 (stereo)
Bit Rate: xxx kbs [Description] : 1,411 kbps (CD)
Frequency xx.x KHz: 44.1 KHz
Check For "Append [CD / DVD /DAT] to freduencies, bits & channels

mp3 conversion is "Quality VBR -V2 -vbr-new [estimated bit rate: 190kbps]

I hope this the info you asked for.
Thanks for the help.

06-22-2008, 02:51 PM
Here's a copy of one of the songs flac properties.

Artist Stevie Nicks
Title If Anyone Falls
Album Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks
Track 07
Disc 01
Genre Rock
Year 1991
Rating 8
Composer Stevie Nicks; Sandy Stewart
Size 31.19 MB (26% Compressed)
Original Size 41.84 MB
Length 4 minutes 8 seconds
Channels 2 (stereo)
Sample Rate 44.1 KHz;
Sample Size 16 bit
Bit Rate 1,411 kbps
Encoder FLAC reference libFLAC 1.2.1 20070917
Encoder Settings
Audio Quality Perfect (Lossless)
Contains Album Art, CRC, ID Tag [Vorbis Comments]
Channel Mapping
File 07 - Timespace; The Best of Stevie Nicks - If Anyone Falls
Type flac File [.flac]

Sorrry, forgot to post this before.
Thanks again.

06-22-2008, 03:34 PM
Are you able to upload that flac file or email it to me?

06-22-2008, 04:20 PM
While I was waiting for a suggestion, my pc crashed. I had overclocked it some over the weekend, and it was running fine, but since it just blue screened, I backed down on the fsb and increased the ram voltage. Now no errors with flac conversion. Duh!!!
Thanks for all your help, and sorry for seeking help with a problem I seem to have caused myself!