TheChargingRhino

Need Help with Missing Decoder in Winamp

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I figured out how to convert RSNs.

Right click on right box/file,

click on Format Converter.

Convert.

BUT

It says "Can't find decoder"

I have TRIPLE-CHECKED the files/plugins thing, and everything is there to decode.

So, what's the problem, and can it be fixed?

Yes, I have the Pro version.

Thanks in advance.

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Preferences > Output > select Nullsoft Disk Writer > Choose the directory location for the geenrated file > For "Conversion", check the Covert to Format box, then select the desired format (I'd use PCM with attributes 44.100 kHz, 16 Bit, Stereo (172kb/sec)

Then play the file as you would, and Winamp will convert it to a WAV instead of playing the audio.

Watch for not having the file itself play on an infinite loop or having the playlist loop.

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3 hours ago, TheChargingRhino said:

If this needs to be moved, then go ahead and move it.

 

In the future, please try to post your threads in the correct places rather than relying on moderators to move them. This doesn't have anything to do with Site Issues.

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So, I did as you said, Lion, didn't work.

 

Moved the decoder to various folders in the Winamp folder, didn't work.

It still says "Can't find decoder".

 

Also, I have Winamp Pro version 5.666

Isn't the latest version 5.668? 

Could that be the problem?

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You really shouldn't need a "decoder" to do any of this. What is this decoder you're trying to use? Also it doesn't matter if you have Winamp Pro or not; free Winamp has always been able to write-to-disk with the DiskWriter output plugin.

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Hmm...

I'm just trying to get RSN files to convert to MP3s.

So, when I click "convert" it says "Can't find decoder".

It's weird, I know. 

The program sees everything, like in the correct folders, but yet it can't convert.

Yes, I did what Lion said for me to do yesterday, but it still does not work. 

Yet, it worked for me around 3 years ago. 

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No, what I'm saying is that there's no "convert" button you need to be pressing in Winamp. You keep mentioning a converter and a decoder but Winamp doesn't need any of these things to be able to write its audio out to disk. Can you take some screenshots of what you're seeing and post them here?

Also, it needs to be stated: an RSN file is not an audio file. It's actually a RAR file filled with SPCs.

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I'm not at home right now, but when I do get home, I can try to. 

Thanks for your help, Dark. 

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He keeps telling you though, don't use the Format Converter interface at all. It's unintuitive, but that's not what you use. Do the instructions from my post. If you also need to do some sort of step to disable the Format Converter, then do that.

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8 minutes ago, Liontamer said:

He keeps telling you though, don't use the Format Converter interface at all. It's unintuitive, but that's not what you use. Do the instructions from my post. If you also need to do some sort of step to disable the Format Converter, then do that.

I did, yet it doesn't convert. 

...How DO you disable the Converter? 

Also does the version of Winamp matter? I have 5.666. Should it be upgraded to the latest version or not?

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12 minutes ago, TheChargingRhino said:

I did, yet it doesn't convert. 

...How DO you disable the Converter? 

Also does the version of Winamp matter? I have 5.666. Should it be upgraded to the latest version or not?

The Winamp version doesn't matter, and I have no idea about the Converter in your context menu, because it's not something that comes up on mine; maybe you added some sort of extension/plug-in to Winamp that's not part of the default configuration.

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Just now, Liontamer said:

The Winamp version doesn't matter, and I have no idea about the Converter in your context menu, because it's not something that comes up on mine; maybe you added some sort of extension/plug-in to Winamp that's not part of the default configuration.

...Huh...Well then. Do you have any ideas as to what I should do?

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1 minute ago, TheChargingRhino said:

...Huh...Well then. Do you have any ideas as to what I should do?

You'd possibly have to go to Preferences > Output or General Purpose (wherever the extension would be), find the Format Converter plug-in and click the "Uninstall plug-in" button.

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1 minute ago, Liontamer said:

You'd possibly have to go to Preferences > Output or General Purpose (wherever the extension would be), find the Format Converter plug-in and click the "Uninstall plug-in" button.

Okay...Let me see if that does anything...

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Would that be the Nulsoft disk thing? (I didn't uninstall it, just asking.) 

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Reinstall Winamp, then try the directions in the first post I had.

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Okay. IT WORKS!

Well, the version I have on my laptop now is 5.65. It decodes them, but yet I can't make them MP3s. But I can at least listen to stuff now. 

Thanks for your help.

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3 hours ago, TheChargingRhino said:

Okay. IT WORKS!

Well, the version I have on my laptop now is 5.65. It decodes them, but yet I can't make them MP3s. But I can at least listen to stuff now. 

Thanks for your help.

Explore the Nullsoft Disk Writer settings some more. In the Covert to Format area, click the button showing the currently selected format, then select MPEG Layer-3 (i.e. MP3) from the Format dropdown. Then select the bitrate and stereo output you need in the Attributes dropdown. The most common stereo setting is 44.100 Hz, so that's recommended no matter what bitrate you choose.

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i dont know if any1 suggested it above cause im too lazy to read it all but well 

u can change extension .rsn to .zip and extract all songs from that file 

then either u can download alpha II spc player (AKA snesamp) < plugin for winamp that will allow you to play .spc files that are inside .rsn files 

but im pretty sure it will also play .rsn files them self since it works for me so it should for you
 

if you insist on having it in mp3 format after you extract it to .spc files out of .rsn file format you can download SPCTool which have option to export to high quality wav and next you can use fre:arc to convert it to mp3 all links below

Alpha II spc player (AKA snesamp) > https://alpha-ii.com/Download/Main.html
spc tool > https://www.smwcentral.net/?p=section&a=details&id=4600
fre:ac > http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/freac_portable

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