Why is Codec decode only?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Old Grizzly, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Old Grizzly

    Old Grizzly Guest

    I want to compress a wav file using sound recorder but the drop down box
    does not contain the mpeg choice. Looking around i find the codec is there
    (Fraunhofer) but looking at the properties in device manager/audio codecs
    shows it as mpeg layer 3 Audio codec (decode only). I have uninstalled Media
    player and downloaded and reinstalled (v9 on XP Pro) but it is till the same
    ie decode only. how can i overcome this please?
    Old Grizzly, Sep 15, 2003
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  2. WMP/DirectX only install the decoder. You need the
    WindowsMediaEncoder to get the encoder part and you will
    still only get a limited version (24KHz/56Kbps max).
    Alessandro Angeli [MVP::DigitalMedia], Sep 15, 2003
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