Old 28th March 2008, 21:34   #1
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cannot find decoder error when converting midi to wav

When I try to convert my midi files to any other format it says cannot find decoder. When trying to convert to mp3 it says must have winamp pro. I would purchase pro version but I am afraid it still would not work since the other formats do not work.
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Old 10th March 2009, 10:29   #2
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Hi all,

I get the same error when trying to convert midi files to wav. Has anybody been able to get this to work?

My plugins list generated by Nunz:

Installed Winamp plugin list
Generated by 'One for Nunz v4.0' on 10.03.2009 at 11:17:13

<< Winamp Information >>

Winamp.ini path is: C:\Documents and Settings\tinjara\Application Data\Winamp\Winamp.ini
Plugin directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins
Visualisation directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins
DSP directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Plugins
Skin directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\skins
Language Pack directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Lang

Using Winamp version: 5.55 (Build 2405)
Current skin: Winamp Modern (Modern skin)
Sonic Burning Engine is installed

<< OS Information >>

Running on: Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 2)
Memory available: 4192516 KB


<< Input plugins >>

Nullsoft CD Plug-in (MusicID 2.5) v3.8 [in_cdda.dll]
Nullsoft FLAC Decoder 2.08 [in_flac.dll]
Nullsoft LineIn Plug-in v3.12 [in_linein.dll]
Nullsoft MIDI Player 3.17 [in_midi.dll]
Nullsoft Module Decoder v2.5 [in_mod.dll]
Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder 4.7 [in_mp3.dll]
Nullsoft MPEG-4 Audio Decoder v1.9 [in_mp4.dll]
Nullsoft Vorbis Decoder v1.55 [in_vorbis.dll]
Nullsoft Waveform Decoder v3.16 [in_wave.dll]
Nullsoft Windows Media Decoder 3.29 [in_wm.dll]

<< Output plugins >>

Nullsoft Disk Writer v2.14 [out_disk.dll]
Nullsoft DirectSound Output v2.49 (d) [out_ds.dll] [active]
Nullsoft WaveOut Output v2.12 (d) [out_wave.dll]

<< Visualisation plugins >>

Advanced Visualization Studio v2.82 [vis_avs.dll]
MilkDrop 2.1 [vis_milk2.dll] [active]
Nullsoft Tiny Fullscreen v2.10 [vis_nsfs.dll]

<< DSP plugins >>

Nullsoft Signal Processing Studio DSP v0.39b [dsp_sps.dll]

<< General Purpose plugins >>

Nullsoft DropBox v0.5 (alpha) [gen_dropbox.dll]
Nullsoft Modern Skins Support v1.36 [gen_ff.dll]
Nullsoft Global Hotkeys v1.7 [gen_hotkeys.dll]
Jump To File Extra v1.0.4 (Build 767) [gen_jumpex.dll]
Nullsoft Media Library v3.26 [gen_ml.dll]
One for Nunz v4.0 [gen_nunzio.dll]
Nullsoft Tray Control v2.1a [gen_tray.dll]

<< Media Library plugins >>

Nullsoft Dashboard v1.03 [ml_dash.dll]
Nullsoft Now Playing v3.6 [ml_nowplaying.dll]
Nullsoft Local Media v2.6 [ml_local.dll]
Nullsoft Playlists v1.17 [ml_playlists.dll]
Nullsoft Rip & Burn v1.6 [ml_disc.dll]
Nullsoft Bookmarks v1.07 [ml_bookmarks.dll]
Nullsoft History v1.5 [ml_history.dll]
Nullsoft Auto-Tagger v2.03 [ml_autotag.dll]
Nullsoft Playlist Generator v1.2 [ml_plg.dll]
Nullsoft Replay Gain Analyzer v1.07 [ml_rg.dll]
Nullsoft Format Converter v2.4 [ml_transcode.dll]

<< Encoder plugins >>

[enc_aacplus.dll]
aacPlus (HE-AAC) Encoder v1.28a
aacPlus (HE-AAC) High Bitrate Encoder v1.28a
LC-AAC Encoder v1.28a
MP4/aacPlus (HE-AAC) Encoder v1.28a
MP4/aacPlus (HE-AAC) High Bitrate Encoder v1.28a
MP4/LC-AAC Encoder v1.28a
[enc_flac.dll]
FLAC Encoder 2.1 (libFLAC v1.2.1)
[enc_lame.dll]
MP3 Encoder v1.35a
[enc_wav.dll]
WAV Encoder v1.02a
[enc_wma.dll]
WMA Encoder v1.22a

<< Summary of system components (*.w5s) >>
(These are not included in the plugin counts below)
aacPlusDecoder.w5s (356kb)
bmp.w5s (7kb)
dlmgr.w5s (24kb)
filereader.w5s (11kb)
gif.w5s (17kb)
gracenote.w5s (13kb)
jnetlib.w5s (27kb)
jpeg.w5s (98kb)
playlist.w5s (74kb)
png.w5s (92kb)
primo.w5s (9kb)
tagz.w5s (18kb)
timer.w5s (26kb)
vlb.w5s (114kb)
xml.w5s (85kb)

<< Summary of all dlls in the root winamp folder (*.dll) >>
(These are not included in the plugin counts below)
burnlib.dll (82kb) [not loaded]
libFLAC.dll (133kb) [loaded]
libmp4v2.dll (165kb) [not loaded]
libsndfile.dll (165kb) [loaded]
nde.dll (85kb) [loaded]
nscrt.dll (340kb) [loaded]
primosdk.DLL (230kb) [not loaded]
tataki.dll (62kb) [loaded]
zlib.dll (45kb) [loaded]

<< Summary of all dlls in the plugins\gracenote folder (*.dll) >>
(These are not included in the plugin counts below)
CDDBControlWinamp.dll (1313kb) [not loaded]
CddbMusicIDWinamp.dll (881kb) [not loaded]
CddbPlaylist2Winamp.dll (981kb) [not loaded]
CDDBUIWinamp.dll (1021kb) [not loaded]
CddbWOManagerWinamp.dll (377kb) [not loaded]
Cddbx1.dll (221kb) [not loaded]
Cddbx2.dll (585kb) [not loaded]
Cddbx3.dll (637kb) [not loaded]
Cddbx4.dll (269kb) [not loaded]
Cddbx5.dll (381kb) [not loaded]

<< Summary of installed plugins >>

10 Input plugins installed
3 Output plugins installed
3 Visualisation plugins installed
1 DSP plugin installed
7 General Purpose plugins installed
11 Media Library plugins installed
5 Encoder plugins installed

Total: 40 plugins installed
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Old 10th March 2009, 13:42   #3
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MIDI files have no music, they are like score sheets. Therefore MIDIs are incompatible with the format converter. To convert MIDIs to WAVs see the following post...
http://forums.winamp.com/showthrea...1627#post971627

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Old 11th March 2009, 09:20   #4
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Thank you JonnyMac for the explanation and the tutorial link. It worked like a charm.
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Old 11th March 2009, 09:29   #5
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"cannot find decoder error when converting midi to wav"
Maybe I'm pedantic, but you might want to be more careful with your grammar. I read that and thought "so then whats the problem?"
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Old 11th March 2009, 09:51   #6
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You are welcome!


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Are you telling lazyjboy or Winamp to be more careful with grammar? That is how the error message reads.

BTW, lazyjboy posted over a year ago.

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Old 11th March 2009, 10:10   #7
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Really?? Then winamp. "Error: cannot find decoder.." too logical?
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Old 11th March 2009, 11:30   #8
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Old 11th March 2009, 19:00   #9
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...Then not winamp. "cannot find decoder, error when converting midi to wav" or "Error: 'cannot find decoder' when converting midi to wav" or etc.

But not being able to find the decoder error itself doesn't seem to me to be the problem.


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Old 11th March 2009, 19:58   #10
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It was "cannot find decoder" (no space in "can not") that I thought you were talking about. As the grammatical difference between "cannot" and "can not" is sometimes debated. But, maybe I am to one who is being too pedantic now.

Anyways, regardless of grammar "cannot find decoder" can be confusing for users.
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Old 11th March 2009, 20:27   #11
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Nah, I can live with spelling errors, it's structural logic that trips me up .

I would say we should get back on topic now, but you've already answered the question, so...?
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