title
Products            Buy            Support Forum            Professional            About            Codec Central
 
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 37

Thread: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

  1. #16
    dBpoweramp Guru LtData's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8,332

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    This codec is for r12. Did you install this codec to the same directory dMC was installed to? Does the codec show up in dBpoweramp Configuration? (See "Finding Version Numbers" below to read how to find dBpoweramp Configuration) Did you install dMC and the codec as Administrator?

  2. #17

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    I am using XP. I used to be able to convert just fine, now I get the same error. I am downloaded Windows Media Player 11 to see if that helps. Any suggestions?

  3. #18

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    Here is the exact message I get.

    Error converting to mp3 (Lame), 'C:\Program Files\Audible\Programs\Downloads\HalftimeGamePlan_ acelp85_farmershaw.aa' to 'C:\Program Files\Audible\Programs\Downloads\HalftimeGamePlan_ acelp85_farmershaw.mp3'
    DirectShow filter for '.aa' file types is not installed, or audio file is corrupt. [clDecoder::Open]

  4. #19
    dBpoweramp Guru LtData's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8,332

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    Unfortunately, we cannot help users with Audible files, see here for why: http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=12620

  5. #20

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    OK, this is on Win XP Pro. Just installed v. 12.1
    (no previous installs on this machine). Installed codecs
    for realaudio. Converter shows the codec installed.
    This is in free version.
    My files are .ra.ram variety. The realaudio alternative
    plays them fine with MPC 6.4.9.0 but the converter fails.
    It says the conversions succeeded, took 1 second
    (105 x encoding speed) and I get a 1 kB .wav file in the end.
    Needless to say, the .wav file has no music in it.
    WTF?

  6. #21

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    Here is the versions:

    Codecs Installed


    Encoders (write)

    mp3 (Lame) Lame 3.97
    .mp3
    Test Conversion
    Wave Release 12.1
    .wav


    Decoders (read)

    CD Decoder Release 12.1
    .cda
    DirectShow Decoder
    .ra, .ram, .rm, .rmvb
    mp3 Decoder Release 12.1
    .m2a, .mp1, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .mpg, .mpga, .mpx
    Wave Decoder Release 12.1
    .wav


    Install on Demand

    Monkeys Audio .ape
    FLAC .flac
    Apple Lossless .m4a
    m4a Nero (AAC) .mp4
    Musepack .mpc
    Ogg Vorbis .ogg
    Windows Media Audio 10 .wma
    WavPack .wv
    AAC (Advanced Audio Compression) (read only) .aac
    Midi (read only) .mid
    Shorten (read only) .shn

  7. #22
    dBpoweramp Guru LtData's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8,332

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    Can you play your real files that won't convert in Windows Media Player?

  8. #23
    dBpoweramp Guru Wayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Lowestoft, England
    Posts
    1,235

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    How big are these real audio files?

  9. #24

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    LtData: WMP 9.0 - no. Media Player Classic that came with RA alternative - yes.

    Wayne: 200 KB to 1 MB.

  10. #25
    dBpoweramp Guru LtData's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8,332

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    If you can't play the files in WMP, then dMC cannot convert them. This is because dMC and WMP both use the DirectShow RealMedia splitter to decode the files.

  11. #26

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    Well, the splitter comes with ra alternative. I also tried
    installing standalone splitter. There was also a thread here
    about regsvr32 [...]qedit.dll type fix, which I tried.
    My DirectX checks out fine. Any suggestions or some
    list of common problems I am not aware of.

  12. #27
    dBpoweramp Guru LtData's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8,332

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    The problem isn't with the splitter or DirectX but that the RealMedia Splitter cannot decode these files, apparently. Note that MPC that came with RA uses the real codecs themselves and therefore can normally decode files that the splitter cannot.

  13. #28

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    So how do I convert these to wav?

  14. #29
    dBpoweramp Guru LtData's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8,332

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    You would have to use a program to record the file as you play it in MPC. Auxiliary Input does this, but is only available for r11.5, as described here: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/legacy-compatibility.htm

  15. #30

    Re: DirectShow Decoder (rm, ac3)

    Sorry if this is a silly question, but is there a way to use DMC12.2 to ENcode to .ac3? I've managed to configure it to decode FROM ac3 to another format, but can't seem to figure out how to go the other direction.

    I know Dolby is kinda tight with their proprietary format, but there are a few utilities out there that will do it (ImToo, for example) -- am just wondering if DMC is one of them? Maybe with CLI utility?

    Thanks! :smile2:

    --Chris

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •