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 1st March 2006, 22:43 #1 blunderpuss Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 3 "Can't open decoder" on burn Since installing the latest version of Winamp (5.2, full), when I try to burn a CD it pops open a simple message box with header Error, saying "Can't open decoder". I tried reinstalling Winamp but I'm still getting the error. If I save the playlist and open it in (shudder) WMP, it burns just fine. Any ideas?
2nd March 2006, 00:33   #2
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Can't open decoder

Funny....I'm getting exactly the same message when attempting to rip CD audio into any of the other formats established in preferences. Ideas anyone? Thanks!
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 2nd March 2006, 00:59 #3 ujay Forum King     Join Date: Jul 2001 Location: London Posts: 6,072
 2nd March 2006, 06:37 #4 blunderpuss Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 3 nope, still no burn I tried all that wnaspi32.dll jazz from the post(s). No dice. These were all from ripping problems, though, not burning. I already rip using CDex, so I don't care about that. But I like being able to burn my winamp playlists from winamp... any other suggestions out there? Do I just suck it up and use WMP? That would SUCK.
 2nd March 2006, 06:55 #5 BurnedUp Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 1 "Can't open decoder" on burn I can't burn either with Winamp 5.2 Pro. In addition, when I am on Devices in Winamp Library, it crashes every time. I have to click on something else in the library before clicking on close in the Windows error message or Winamp just crashes again as soon as I open it. Using Windows 98SE and a Sony 48x CD-R. No additional plugins.
 3rd March 2006, 00:19 #6 flipit Registered User   Join Date: Feb 2006 Posts: 14 Burnedup, Winamp 5.2 Pro is not the only version that does what you describe! Winamp Full (Free) also.
 3rd March 2006, 02:08 #7 maynardkrebs Junior Member   Join Date: Nov 2004 Posts: 19 Same here for 5.2. Burn attempt results in "Can't open decoder". I've been using 5.x through 5.13 with no problems until now. I did the 5.2 install over the top of 5.13 and this problem arose. Backed up my installation, uninstalled and did a clean install of 5.2 w/ no plugins... absolutely fresh. Still seeing the decoder error. I've since punted back to 5.13 and all is working fine again. From all the messages on this topic it sounds like a bug to me... let me know if I can help. Maynard
 3rd March 2006, 16:36 #8 blunderpuss Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 3 I too just went back to 5.13- problem solved. Bugaroni.
 3rd March 2006, 23:42 #9 flipit Registered User   Join Date: Feb 2006 Posts: 14 My problem did not exist with 5.13 either. In hopes that it will help resolve the issue, I'm going to be specific with my symptoms. It involves the CD-ROM drive. The following description begins with no CD in the CD-ROM drive. When the Media Library (ML) is open and the menu option "Rip & Burn" (at the left side) is highlighted, the available drives on the system are listed. Mine includes a CD-ROM drive "D" and a CD-ROM/R/RW drive "E". I can select either drive with no problem, close and reopen Winamp 5.2 with no problem. The problem begins when a CD is loaded into the CD-ROM drive. I'll start from opening 5.2 then loading a CD into the CD-ROM drive. If per the above paragraph, the CD-ROM drive had been left selected when 5.2 was previously closed, now an error message will be generated and 5.2 will want to shut down (This will happen every time until the CD-ROM drive is unslected under the Media Library/Rip & Burn option or the CD is removed from the drive. If my other drive had been the selected drive, 5.2 will open with no problem and the CD will play just fine. However, as soon as the CD-ROM drive is selected by way of the ML/Rip & Burn menu option, the error is generated and 5.2 wants to close. BTW, I can rip just as long as the CD-ROM drive isn't selected in the ML/Rip & Burn option. Hope this will help.
 5th March 2006, 15:39 #10 Chuckstang Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 2 I also experience this problem. Please advise fix.
 21st March 2006, 04:53 #11 ajcamp Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 4 No posts since 3/5/06 Is this an acknowledged bug in 5.2/PRO ?
 23rd March 2006, 08:59 #12 Aubrey Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 3 Still can't burn I've had the same problem. I've even tried uninstalling 5.3 and gone back to 5.13 but I still can't burn. Keep getting the following message "Can't open decoder." This is really hacking me off since it only started happening after I installed the latest version. I've tried it with the free and Pro versions and get the same problem. Come on guys at Winamp - help us out here!
 23rd March 2006, 13:50 #13 DJ Egg TechoratorWinamp & Shoutcast Team   Join Date: Jun 2000 Posts: 35,824 http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=161361 http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....d=161361#specs To be able to help, we need ALL the following information: -Windows OS, including Service Pack (eg. are you all using Win98 or ME, as opposed to 2k/XP)? -List of startup & concurrently running processes (c/o HijackThis log) -Confirmation of a clean install of 5.2 with no 3rd-party plugins (please provide a my_plugin_list.txt log - see above link for details) -The full error message -Whether you 1) installed the Sonic Burning Engine in the installer options and 2) it installed ok with no error messages relating to px.dll -What file formats you are trying to burn (eg. wav, mp3, ogg, m4a, aac, wma, etc) Playlist -|- Twitter
 23rd March 2006, 20:28 #14 ajcamp Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 4 Here is my System Information: OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600 OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Manufacturer Dell Inc. System Model OptiPlex GX620 System Type X86-based PC Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A03, 8/5/2005 SMBIOS Version 2.3 Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)" Time Zone Mountain Standard Time Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB Available Physical Memory 536.62 MB Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB Page File Space 2.40 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys
 27th March 2006, 00:40 #15 edolexa Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 1 Same Darn Problem I am experiencing the same problem with XP home and WinAmp v. 5.21 free version. I also tried the solutions with the wnaspi32.dll jazz and no results. Am also using Sony CDR. Please help!
27th March 2006, 07:54   #16
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 Originally posted by DJ Egg http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=161361 http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....d=161361#specs To be able to help, we need ALL the following information: -Windows OS, including Service Pack (eg. are you all using Win98 or ME, as opposed to 2k/XP)? -List of startup & concurrently running processes (c/o HijackThis log) -Confirmation of a clean install of 5.2 with no 3rd-party plugins (please provide a my_plugin_list.txt log - see above link for details) -The full error message -Whether you 1) installed the Sonic Burning Engine in the installer options and 2) it installed ok with no error messages relating to px.dll -What file formats you are trying to burn (eg. wav, mp3, ogg, m4a, aac, wma, etc)

 27th March 2006, 08:40 #17 ajcamp Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 4 The attachment failed to attach my hijack .txt file !%^$I'm going to by Roxio. Too much trouble. How's this. You tell me which install of 5.2PRO works, and I'll go buy that computer. AJ 29th March 2006, 23:30 #18 michaelcc7 Junior Member Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 5 Same problem I tried real hard to provide ALL the information that is required. OK? Here is the system information and the log file is attached. Thanks. Winamp v5.21 Pro Error: Can’t open decoder. Happens when I’m trying to burn a CD in WAV format. Computer: HP Pavilion zd8000 Microsoft Windows XP Professional version 5.1.2600 service pack 2.0 BIOS version F.24 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz version x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 current speed 2990 MHz cache size 2048 KB Clean install of 5.2 with no 3rd-party plugins – YES 1) installed the Sonic Burning Engine in the installer options - YES 2) it installed ok with no error messages relating to px.dll - YES DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c Sound Card Manufacturer: Conexant Model: Conexant AC-97 Audio Driver: camcaud.sys Video Card Model: ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 Driver: ati2mtag.sys Winamp v5.21 Pro Attached Files  hijackthis.txt (7.8 KB, 755 views)  30th March 2006, 01:53 #19 DJ Egg TechoratorWinamp & Shoutcast Team Join Date: Jun 2000 Posts: 35,824 So you're trying to burn actual .WAV files to an Audio CD, yes? If that's the case, then it's a known bug with the new in_wave.dll Switching back to the old in_wave.dll from 5.13 will fix it (see link). Re: HJT log Probably not related, but there's a couple of iffy toolbars/bho's in your log RXToolbar http://castlecops.com/o18list-91.html http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/p...x?id=453094367 Need2Find http://castlecops.com/tk672-ND2FNBAR_DLL.html http://securityresponse.symantec.com....mwsearch.html O2 - BHO: Need2Find Bar BHO - {4D1C4E81-A32A-416b-BCDB-33B3EF3617D3} - C:\Program Files\Need2Find\bar\1.bin\ND2FNBAR.DLL O2 - BHO: RXResultTracker Class - {59879FA4-4790-461c-A1CC-4EC4DE4CA483} - C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\sfcont.dll (file missing) O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SemanticInsight] C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\Semantic Insight\SemanticInsight.exe O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://kl.bar.need2find.com/KL/menusearch.html?p=KL O18 - Filter: text/html - {2AB289AE-4B90-4281-B2AE-1F4BB034B647} - C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\sfcont.dll Playlist -|- Twitter  30th March 2006, 16:37 #20 michaelcc7 Junior Member Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 5 Thanks for responding. I forgot to mention that I already tried the old in_wave.dll from 5.13. Restarted my computer. Still - "Can't find decoder." It burns mp3s just fine, but not wave files. The Sonic that came with my system is Sonic Record Now! version 7.22. Also, I got rid of all those iffy toolbars/bho's. Do the output configurations have anything to do with it? The output plugins listed are out_disk.dll, out_ds.dll, and out_wave.dll. Thanks.  30th March 2006, 19:13 #21 DJ Egg TechoratorWinamp & Shoutcast Team Join Date: Jun 2000 Posts: 35,824 "Can't find decoder"? Did you unzip in_wave.dll from 5.13 first? (ie. you didn't just put the zip file in the plugins folder, did you?) Do said wave files play ok in Winamp? Are they standard cd quality pcm wav's, or are they compressed with some other codec? Re: your questions No, the Output configuration is irrelevant for burning. Output plugins are used for playback purposes only, ie. out_ds uses directsound for playback, out_wave uses system waveout for playback, out_disk converts to wav (or other format/s) on playback. And if Winamp burns mp3's ok, then it's unlikely to be anything to do with a conflict between Winamp and RecordNow sonic engines. Playlist -|- Twitter  30th March 2006, 23:11 #22 michaelcc7 Junior Member Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 5 No, I typed that wrong. It's still "Can't open decoder." Yes, I renamed the in_wave.dll from 5.21, unzipped in_wave.dll from 5.13, and put it in the plugins folder. I play .wav files all the time, both from my hard drive and from CD. The wave files were ripped using Winamp, .WAV output, PCM, 44,100kHz, 16 Bit, Stereo.  31st March 2006, 02:00 #23 michaelcc7 Junior Member Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 5 No, wait a minute. I wasn't ripping at PCM, 44,100kHz, 16 Bit, Stereo because that was not checked.  3rd April 2006, 17:17 #24 michaelcc7 Junior Member Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 5 What's the status on resolving this? Looks like 4 or 5 of us have the same problem. Are the Winamp folks going to provide a solution, or should I just buy Roxio? What about the DVD/CD-ROM drive? I don't even know what the brand is - it came with my HP Pavilion zd8000 notebook. The driver is HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4243N. 9th April 2006, 23:21 #25 lourdess777 Junior Member Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 4 Quote:  Originally posted by ajcamp No posts since 3/5/06 Is this an acknowledged bug in 5.2/PRO ? god, let's hope so! I too am having this problem (using Flac Frontend as my decoder)...I'd gladly change back; but I JUST upgraded to Pro, hate to see that 20$ burned. Someone work this out and give us a patch or something, ASAP!

Tried the in_wave.dll thing and even after I finally got it unzipped and restarted, still couldn't do anything on the burn...again, Flac Frontend is what I'm using for converting .flac to .wav...I'm not very computer savvy -- i know how to get my downloads, convert 'em and burn 'em -- so all that in_wave.dll, etc is lost on me. "Just speak english would ya' doc?"

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 9th April 2006, 23:54 #26 reed depace Junior Member   Join Date: Apr 2006 Posts: 2 can't open decoder any fix on this yet? I've gone through the clean uninstall/install procedures. All that did is change my problem from "can't find output plugin" to "can't find decoder. Still can't burn CD's.
 10th April 2006, 20:25 #27 reed depace Junior Member   Join Date: Apr 2006 Posts: 2 can't open decoder Ummm ... O.k. - so far I've clean uninstalled and re-installed each version since 5.03. With each version I now get this error. Of course, I've since tried one more time to re-install (clean) version 5.20 (PRO). Now when I try to burn I get "can't find output plugin." I'm about ready to give up. I've have a rather large library, exported from an older version and then imported. I have been fine burning CD's from this library - up till this most recent upgrade. Please moderator - I work for a living. This is too much work trying to make this program do something it used to do so easily and so well. Help!!!
 18th April 2006, 06:21 #28 mfuqua23 Junior Member   Join Date: Apr 2006 Posts: 2 What is all this mess? What is the best Winamp version to use? One that copies songs with out a last second sound repeat and one that will burn like it's suppose to?
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