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Thread: File will not convert to MPC

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    File will not convert to MPC

    I have found a file that will not convert to MPC. I have the same file converted to Wav, Flac, Opus, M4A, Wv, MP3 all without issue. But when I try to use any of those files to convert to MPC I get a 14kB file and the following

    MPC Error.jpg

    I can send the entire file somewhere if required.

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    What are the parameters of this source file? 44KHz, 16 bit, 2 channel.

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    As you say 44 x 16 x 2. I have also tried to convert both the flav and wavpack above to MPC with the same error.

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    Please upload the source file to dropbox and personal message me the link.

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    The file you provided works fine when converting to mpc 'extreme'. Try starting your computer in safemode, does the file convert then?

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    OK tried extreme, safe mode all fail with the same message and leave me with a 14kB file. Other files convert fine to MPC.

    I just stumbled across this file and thought you would want to know. I am just going to try my backup machine and will let you know.

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    So on back up machine now and same problem with all suggested settings.

    Both PC's: Win10 1809 64bit. dBpoweramp at 16.6 with all current codecs (as of this morning).

    Would you like me try anything else?

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    Running any DSP effects?

    I used R16.6 and these exact file and it worked.

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    No extra settings from DSP. Image of settings attached, note folder settings. BUT other files chosen at random convert fine. If you click the 'Encoder' button it says MPPenc.exe in the Program Files\dBpoweramp\Encoder folder folder.

    Settings.jpg

    Right - I have the answer but I cannot figure out why. I converted the master flac file (in the root of 'Drive F:' to all the other formats I have installed for a set of unicode test files to test the Tagger I am using. All of them converted fine by using Source Drive:\Source Path\Source Filename. After all, the converter changes the extension so there is no filename clash.

    With this one file I have now selected Public\Music (which is empty) and it converted fine. So: - Is there a Security or permissions issue at play here? If so why can I successfully convert other random flac files placed in the 'F:Root'?

    Best - Steve
    Last edited by SteveGrant; 01-19-2019 at 03:35 PM.

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    What is drive f?

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    Drive C - Windows - SSD Partition 0
    Drive D - Documents - SSD Partition 1
    Drive E - 2TB HD - Music
    Drive F - Programming - SSD Partition 2

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    What is it formatted as? you have short filenames enabled on this drive?

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    NTFS - GPT - No

    I discovered earlier that if I replace AC&*8623;DC-Rock 'N' Roll Damnation with AC-DC-Rock 'N' Roll Damnation then it converts fine.

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    You need to enable short filenames, that is how the files are passed to the encoder.

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    Re: File will not convert to MPC

    Right that fixed it, but creates 2 questions.

    1) Why did it work ok sending it to a different folder?
    2) Having enabled 8.3, am I going to run into any problems in normal use?

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