Why can't I play this MP3 file?

Question

Hi!I have downloaded Winamp 5 from the official Winamp site, but when I try to play a file (VOC001) which was recorded with my MP3Player with incorporated microphone (Creative MuVo N200), there is a small window opening and saying "can not play the file, codec missing.Nullsoft waveform decoder v2.06 ". I have tried the sollution with transforming the bit rate from optinons/preferences/plug-ins/configure but it is not working. What should I do? Please, help me! Many thanks in advance! :)

Answer

This question was answered on September 27, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It's like your computer says 'you need the right codec' What is a codec you ask? A codec is a software divice that converts analog signals (like music and video) into digital signals (1s and 0s) and vice versa To view what codecs you have go to Control Panel/Sound and Audio Divices/Hardware/and select Audio Codecs then Properties If you don't have Nullsoft's waveform decoder, you should be able to get it the latest verson (2.07) from the Net no problem.

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Posted by Nathan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on September 27, 2005