Winamp & Shoutcast Forums Rip Decoder Broke-ded?

 24th December 2005, 16:44 #1 quewoulderniedo Member   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 67 Rip Decoder Broke-ded? I'v searched the forums and I can't find anything on this. For some reason, every time I try to rip a CD now, it says that there was an error openning the decoder and "Aborting..." I did a full reinstall, and nothing changed. What's the issue here?
 24th December 2005, 18:09 #2 quewoulderniedo Member   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 67 Anyone, please. I really need a solution to this. I can't figure it out, and I'v been at it for an hour.
 24th December 2005, 18:55 #3 quewoulderniedo Member   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 67 I'v gone as far as doing a 12day Windows System Restore and installing 5.08, and still I get the "Can't open decoder. Aborting." error. None of the solutions on this forum for similar problems have helped. I'm getting a little desperate. Perhaps if someone were to post the plugin, I could replace mine with one that's sure to work?
 24th December 2005, 21:40 #4 Squadman Senior Member     Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: UK Posts: 284 Try to be patient, someone will help. It is christmas after all. Posting full system specs, a high-jack this log would help. Perhaps some more info, I.E, are you using the provided Sonic Ripping/Burning Engine, what encoder are you using, is it MP3, what ripping settings? You get the point.
 24th December 2005, 22:09 #5 quewoulderniedo Member   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 67 I forget my system specs off the top of my head, but they are sufficient and uninvolved with the problem. I turned Sonic Engine off, am setting it to rip off CD at 360kbps "Very High" quality, useing Nullsoft's "MP3 Encoder v1.21"(default). However, no encoder is working right, as I tried ripping to .ogg and that didn't work either. I get the same error, "Error ripping track #1: Can't open encoder. Aborting." Version 5.08 gave me the exact same error when I uninstalled Winamp and reinstalled the older version. What other significant information may be necessary?
 24th December 2005, 22:30 #6 Squadman Senior Member     Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: UK Posts: 284 A High-Jack This log, and tell us your system specs. There are sometimes individual problems with certain CD/DVD drives. At least, with some programs there are. It would still help. Try and at least tell us what the drive your ripping from is called. I'm not really a tech expert, but someone will soon come along with more answers. In the mean time, system specs and a 'highjack this' log would be very helpful. [Edit --> DJ Egg] Required info: -Windows OS -CD-ROM Drive make/model -Concurrently running programs (hjt log) Winamp Settings: -Prefs > CD Ripping > Output File Settings: Destination Folder & Naming Convention -List of any 3rd-party plugins installed -Confirmation of clean install of 5.12 Full/Pro (see sticky faq for more details, if required)
 25th December 2005, 00:50 #7 quewoulderniedo Member   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 67 Windows Xp HP dvd640 (has worked fine until now. No changes.) No Concurrently running programs. Winamp  Destination Folder: Desktop 3rd-party plugins: It's been so long that I can't pick them out of defaults plugins. They've seen no changes and have worked simultaneously with dozens of rips. Clean Install: Check... several times. (HiJack this coming soon)
 25th December 2005, 01:11 #8 Bobbias Junior Member   Join Date: Aug 2005 Posts: 17 Ok, try downloading a new encoder, try ripping any other way possible, see if your computer is ripping anything at all. Try also using the DiskWriter plugin. if all else fails, try to install a different MP3 Codec.
 25th December 2005, 01:21 #9 quewoulderniedo Member   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 67 No ripping of any sort is working. I tried useing a third-party plugin to rip into .ogg and I received the same error. DiskWriter? New Codec? I know I sound slow but I need a little more information, I'm sorry. Not sure what you're saying.
 25th December 2005, 10:15 #10 DJ Egg TechoratorWinamp & SHOUTcast Team   Join Date: Jun 2000 Posts: 35,821 Here's another link to the sticky FAQ I referred to: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....d=161361#specs We need a my_plugins_list.txt log and a HJT log. Zip them up and attach them to a reply in this thread. Winamp > Prefs > CD Ripping > Output File Settings Copy & paste BOTH "Destination Folder" and "Naming Convention" fields here! If you've just got "Desktop" as your destination folder (as stated in your previous reply), then that'll be why you're getting the error, because Desktop is not the full/correct path to your actual desktop dir. Playlist -|- Twitter
 25th December 2005, 17:25 #11 quewoulderniedo Member   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 67 In a bit of Christmas hurry, so I can't post an HJT log and I can't find the my_plugins file. But here's information refering to file destination/naming. (note: the error is for the encoder, not file destination.) C:\Documents and Settings\Ernie\My Documents\My Music\!_ Unsorted Downloads _! - \## - -
 25th December 2005, 20:48 #14 Malaeus Junior Member   Join Date: Dec 2005 Posts: 1 i also have problems ripping cds. it says CD drive is busy, and error finding codec and stuff... very annoying
25th December 2005, 21:02   #15
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 Originally posted by Malaeus i also have problems ripping cds. it says CD drive is busy, and error finding codec and stuff... very annoying
That's a totally different issue. Reinstall the drives for your CD-rom.

26th December 2005, 02:53   #16
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@quewoulderniedo
Hmm, I can't see anything untoward in either log...
especially if the problem persists after a clean install of 5.12 Full/Pro (your log says you're using old 5.11) with none of those 3rd-party plugins present (in_usf.dll, gen_eq_hotkeys.dll, gen_wkc4.dll, gen_xfadedlg.dll)

Ok, so you're running WinXP with no service packs, which is never a good idea, but still... this shouldn't affect ripping.

The only processes in your list which could possibly be interfering are:
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDTray]
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDBitSet]

However, none of these are likely to be the cause, but you never know... especially if any of them lock the cd drive so that it can't be used by other apps (though that would then produce an error similar to Malaeus' problem, not yours). You can try stopping/disabling those two (non-essential) O23 services, one by one, via Control Panel > Admin Tools > Services, and see if it makes any difference. If you DO actually need either of them, then click "Stop" first and then change the Startup Type to 'manual' instead of 'disabled' (both will currently be set to 'automatic') c/o Properties.

If "read audio data using bundled sonic engine" is unchecked under:
Winamp > Prefs > CD Ripping > Ripping tab
then is wnaspi32 present in the Winamp root dir?

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 File Dest: C:\Documents and Settings\Ernie\Desktop\Downloaded Files Name Convention: - \## - -
Can you please confirm that the "Downloaded Files" folder already exists, and that cddb is automatically filling in the correct artist/album/title info prior to ripping (or if not, that you are doing this manually via: ML > Devices > CD-ROM Drive > right click in tracks pane (on the right-hand side) > Edit CD Info).

Can you also confirm whether you can get other apps to rip successfully, eg. CDex

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@Malaeus

Error ripping track #1: Can't open decoder. Aborting