Some encoders not working

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dgabler
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Some encoders not working

Post by dgabler » Tue May 16, 2006 4:17 pm

I have experienced some of the encoders not working.
Goal convert mp3 -> AAC for ipod.
I try and use the itunes codec but it errors out on all files. Open up console and there are no error messages.
Source: Mplayer
Encoder: ItunesEncode
Resample: Orig
Gain: 0
Down mix: disable
auto: uncheck
audio id: 0
language: blank

It "processes" each file but there is not any output.
If I use the codec it works but I was having problems playing this in my ipod.

Is there any debugging I can turn on to find out what is going wrong?

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Post by stanley » Tue May 16, 2006 4:20 pm

Have you installed iTunes on your PC?

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Post by dgabler » Fri May 19, 2006 9:14 am

I dont think so (Its my wife's ipod). I will check tonight and install if it is not.

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Post by dgabler » Thu May 25, 2006 3:33 pm

Installed Itunes but still no luck. Now I get the error "Error creating iTunes instance" The media is not in itunes. (never has been) The media is an mp3. Itunes is running.

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IPod does play MP3 surely?

Post by itspete » Fri May 26, 2006 1:23 am

Just a quickie.

Doesn't IPod run normal MP3 files? I thought it did.
My family was thinking of getting me one for my 54th birthday. If It can't
play normal MP3 files, I'll just stick with my beautiful Chinese P1 MP3/Mp4
player.

That's it really.

All the best
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Post by pat3ot » Sun May 28, 2006 12:09 am

IPods play plain old MP3s, or at least they used to when mine was made.

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Post by itspete » Sun May 28, 2006 5:32 am

pat3ot wrote:IPods play plain old MP3s, or at least they used to when mine was made.
Hi.
Try this.....
Just switch OFF Video by selecting:
Video TAB and Switch Format:Bypass
Audio TAB set 'Encoder' to FFMPEG or LAME
In Audio Output Codec (Bottom Right TABS)
Select CTAAC+
Mode: Stereo
Bitrate slider(or type): 48 but you need to play around with this (244) and
the rest of the settings to suit.

all the best

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Post by Biont » Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:24 am

So, it there a way to use iTunes as an encoder? I am unable to do so. I got iTunes v6.0.4.2 on this computer and I'm trying to convert all those files to m4a, that aren't supported by Apple... MPC > iTunes M4A fail. It seems to do something but the output is just 50kb unplayable m4a's. So, what should do the trick?

Or it doesn't really work and I have to use CT AAC? But then I wonder about the quality: which is the preferred AAC encoder at 160 kbps CBR?

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