option to rip to mp3 disappeared

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by beastman, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. beastman

    beastman Guest

    The option to rip to mp3 (tools>options>rip music>rip settings>format) on my
    WMP 10 mysteriously disappeared. I still have the "Windows Media Audio", the
    "Windows Media Audio (variable bit rate)", and the "Windows Media Audio
    lossless" options.....but the mp3 option is no longer there!?! What's up with
    that?
     
    beastman, Sep 11, 2006
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  2. ZachD's site has a good solution for this :
    http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html#mp3encode

    Look at the second question after the pink link :
    "I am using WMP10 and cannot encode to MP3"

    HTH
    Cheers - Neil
     
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Sep 11, 2006
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  3. beastman

    beastman Guest

    Under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ MediaPlayer \ Settings \
    MP3Encoding", all I have listed is, "(Default) REG_SZ (VALUE NOT SET)".
    There's no mention of "PreferredCodecPath" or anything else for that matter.
    How do I find this setting and, more importantly, how do I change it to
    "PreferredCodecPath REG_S C:\windows\system32\codeca.acm".
     
    beastman, Sep 11, 2006
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  4. beastman

    beastman Guest

    Under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ MediaPlayer \ Settings \
    MP3Encoding", all I have listed is, "(Default) REG_SZ (VALUE NOT SET)".
    There's no mention of "PreferredCodecPath" or anything else for that matter.
    How do I find this setting and, more importantly, how do I change it to
    "PreferredCodecPath REG_S C:\windows\system32\codeca.acm".
     
    beastman, Sep 18, 2006
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  5. You shoud be able to click / right click that Key (MP3 encoding) and
    set the data as a String value, then paste in the correct path to the
    codeca.acm file.

    You'd have to search for that file using windows explorer, though it's
    often in Windows\System32, you should check the file's even there.

    Once you have found out that path, paste it in the value in RegEdit.

    HTH
    Cheers - Neil
     
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Sep 18, 2006
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