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Thread: Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

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    Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

    Hi,

    I'm sure I have the right codecs installed, but whenever I try to convert a standard 16-bit flac file, I get this error message: Error converting to mp3 (Lame), 'C:\Users\User\Desktop\01 - 4.42am (Acoustic).flac' to 'C:\Users\User\Desktop\01 - 4.42am (Acoustic)'
    Error: Unable to load decoder for file type '.flac', codec not installed? visit 'Codec Central'. [dBCoreConverter::dBCoreConverter]

    Clearly I'm doing something wrong, but what??! Help...

    Thanks, Malc

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    Re: Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

    Which version of dBpoweramp do you have?

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    Re: Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

    Quote Originally Posted by ********* View Post
    Which version of dBpoweramp do you have?
    15.1 64-bit

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    Re: Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

    It is likely your security software is stopping the dll from loading or has quarantined it, check in the dBpoweramp install folder, in Decoder folder should be Flac.dll

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    Re: Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    It is likely your security software is stopping the dll from loading or has quarantined it, check in the dBpoweramp install folder, in Decoder folder should be Flac.dll
    Yes, I do have that dll...

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    Re: Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

    What security software do you have?

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    Re: Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    What security software do you have?
    Comodo firewall and Avast antivirus. And if it helps, I am getting the 'unable to load decoder for filetype...' error message for EVERYTHING. Should I uninstall and start again?
    Last edited by Morts; 01-05-2015 at 05:06 PM. Reason: Updated info

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    Re: Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

    You can try, but if all the dlls are being blocked dBpoweramp will not be able to load any of them.

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    Re: Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

    You couls also eliminate security software activity as the cause by temporarily disabling the real-time protection and trying the coversion again. Just don't forget to reset the real-time protection to its active state afterwards...

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    Re: Can't convert flac to mp3 or even wav

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    You can try, but if all the dlls are being blocked dBpoweramp will not be able to load any of them.
    Mr. Spoon, I have uninstalled dBpoweramp, and reinstalled to a different drive (my system/SSD) - now all works perfectly! Thanks for your time and trouble.

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