Help! How do I get TMPGEnc Xpress to recognize lame mp3 encoder?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by noxt, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. noxt

    noxt Guest

    When converting wmv files to divx6/avi, using the default mp3 encoder
    on my XP box, the audio shrinks -- it's in sync at the beginning but
    after a few minutes the audio precedes the video. I want to try the
    lame encoder but I can't seem to get Xpress to list it among the audio
    encoders. Any ideas?

    Also, somehow, Xpress seems to have banished the default mp3 encoder I
    was using so now I don't have any mp3 encoder available.

    Simon
     
    noxt, Nov 19, 2005
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    JimK Guest

    Make sure on the info clip page the frame rate is correct, press find
    and use average. Pretty sure TMPGEnc Xpress doesn't use mp3
    audio, you can convert to *.wav with GoldWave.
     
    JimK, Nov 20, 2005
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    You could just reinstall the lame codec. If you know
    how to work the merit settings you could fix it that
    way.

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Nov 20, 2005
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  4. noxt

    noxt Guest

    Thanks for the help. Unfortunately, I couldn't find lame in my XP
    registry. I have lame.ax and lame_enc.dll so I tried to install them
    using rgsvr32 but it balked on both of them. I guess if lame isn't
    registered by the os, Xpress won't pick it up. S--t.
     
    noxt, Nov 24, 2005
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    If you have a "Lame" directory try running lame.exe then check if
    it shows in Express. What I meant was to download the latest version
    and install/reinstall that, following the instructions available.

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Nov 25, 2005
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  6. You could try this

    LAME ACM MP3 Codec 0.9.0 - 3.96
    The much sought after ACM codec version of Lame MP3 encoder. It
    enables you to use the Lame MP3 encoding algorithms in e.g.
    VirtualDub, FlasK MPEG, and ac3dec.


    Perhaps yours is outdated

    LAME DirectShow Filter 3.97 beta 1
    This is a Microsoft DirectShow wrapper filter for LAME library. It
    adds DirectShow interface to the library and two property pages so you
    can tune some encoding parameters.

    How to install/uninstall LAME DirectShow Filter :

    - To install: copy the "lame.ax" file in C:\WINDOWS\system32 and run
    the batch file ("RegLAME_DS.bat").


    Both are available at www.free-codecs.com
     
    Maxwell Edison, Nov 25, 2005
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  7. noxt

    noxt Guest

    Before I returned here, I did just that (great minds ...). Well doing
    that stuff did register it because if I:
    control panel > sounds & Audio > hardware tab > (select)Audio Codecs:
    Properties (button) > properties tab on popup -- hey, if they made it
    easy, everybody could find it -- I find the Lame encoder and the
    Fraunhofer version. I gave the Lame encoder second place; the
    Fraunhofer version is below that. Well, heh heh, TMPGEnc Xpress
    ignores both. I'm making progress -- it's just that it's backwards.
    The software used to recognize an encoder, probably the Fraunhofer
    one, but it no longer does.

    Thanx for the responses, folks.
     
    noxt, Nov 30, 2005
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  8. noxt

    noxt Guest

    The final word. After installing the lame codec I started getting
    stop messages (bsod) from windoze. I uninstalled the codec but that
    didn't solve the problem. Fortunately, I had set a system restore
    point just before installing the codec and I was able to roll the
    system back.
     
    noxt, Dec 6, 2005
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