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    Re: How do I add AC3 File Support?

    I do apologise for not replying to this thread earlier - I had problems with my laptop that I use for ripping music.

    Just a heads up for anyone else reading this thread.

    1) be VERY careful downloading ANY software from sourceforge - most of it links to software that has a wrapper installer that has all sorts of nasties. I sadly didn't realise this and in installing FileZilla FTP client, I ended up infecting my laptop, necessitating a complete wipe and rebuild. It's despicable what they are doing, and it's even more despicable that FileZilla is maintaining that there's nothing wrong. If you don't believe me, Google it and you'll see I'm not the only one to get burnt, and I'm not the only one very unhappy with their actions.

    edit: I scanned all files with the AV that I was using after downloading the files and before executing them, and nothing malicious was returned. It was ONLY during the installation process did alarm bells ring and by then it was too late. It's cost me several hours troubleshooting the issue, and then several more to back up a lot of data off the laptop, and then several more to do a factory reset/reinstall after I decided that there was still issues and it was not safe to continue to use the laptop as it was post infection. Note: the AV I was using was "bitdefender free" and to be honest, after all of that, I simply CANNOT recommend it. I have now went out and bought my preferred AV (Kaspersky).

    Caveat Emptor.

    2) ac3filter (recommended by N7X) also employs a wrapper installer that installs PUPs. I do not recommend using it either. ac3file seems fine.

    %AppData% does indeed work as you indicated spoon, my apologies.

    Now, after installing the directshow plugin, this is what my codecs tab in config dbpoweramp shows:


    you can see that DirectShow has no file linked to it.

    This is the directshow.txt entries:


    This is all of the codecs installed:

    Codecs Installed

    Encoders (write)

    [Arrange Audio] Release 4
    [Audio Info] Release 2
    [ID Tag Update] Release 4
    [Multi Encoder] Release 15.1
    [ReplayGain] Release 4
    [Tag From Filename] Release 2
    Aiff Release 15.1
    Apple Lossless Release 15.1 Apple Open Source ALAC v1.0
    FLAC Release 15.1 (FLAC 1.3.0)
    m4a FDK (AAC) Release 2.1 (FDK v0.1.3)
    m4b (Audio Book)
    Monkeys Audio Release 12 (Monkeys Audio v4.12)
    mp3 (Lame) Release 15.1 Lame 3.99.5
    ogg vorbis (aoTuV SSE) R23 aoTuV b6.03
    ogg vorbis (aoTuV SSE3)
    ogg vorbis Release 23 (Ogg v1.3.1 Vorbis V1.3.3)
    Test Conversion
    Wave Release 15.1
    Windows Media Audio 10 Release 8 (WMA Pro 10)

    Decoders (read)

    Aiff Decoder Release 15.1
    .aif, .aifc, .aiff
    CD Decoder Release 15.1
    DirectShow Decoder
    DSD SACD Decoder
    .dff, .dsf
    FLAC Decoder Release 15.1
    m4a / mp4 Decoder
    .aac, .m4a, .m4b, .mp4
    Monkeys Audio Decoder
    mp3 Decoder Release 15.1
    .m2a, .mp1, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpga, .mpx
    Ogg Vorbis Decoder
    .oga, .ogg
    Wave Decoder Release 15.1
    .bwf, .wav
    WavPack Decoder
    Windows Media Audio Decoder
    .asf, .asx, .wma, .wmv, .wvx

    Install on Demand

    Musepack (read only) .mpc
    Anyway, I've just restored my laptop and reinstalled all my software. About to re-configure dbpoweramp. I don't really need the ac3 conversion anymore as I did it another way, not using dbpoweramp, but I still would like to get it to work.

    I can enable logging if you want spoon, let me know.

    Last edited by dpastern; 10-14-2014 at 06:46 AM.

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