Does MPC have a problem with Adobe CS4?

  • Doug

    Doug - 2009-04-25

    I have been using MPC to listen to flac files on my main system.  Everything was fine until I installed Adobe's CS Master Collection then I started to get an error message (quoted below).  I searched around a bit and found some instructions for enabling AMR files in Quicktime.  I updated Quicktime and made sure that the AMR file formats were selected but I am still getting the error message from MPC.

    I'd greatly appreciate any help.


    Error Message:
    X:\MusicFlac\Dr. John\Brightest Smile in Town\Dr John - The Legendary Sessions Volume Two - 04 - Waiting for A Train.flac::Output
    "MainConcept (Adobe2) MPEG Splitter"::AAC

    Media Type 0:
    Audio: AAC 64000Hz 4ch 4096Kbps

    majortype: MEDIATYPE_Audio {73647561-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
    subtype: Unknown GUID Name {0000A106-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
    formattype: FORMAT_WaveFormatEx {05589F81-C356-11CE-BF01-00AA0055595A}
    bFixedSizeSamples: 1
    bTemporalCompression: 0
    lSampleSize: 1
    cbFormat: 40

    wFormatTag: 0x00ff
    nChannels: 4
    nSamplesPerSec: 64000
    nAvgBytesPerSec: 512000
    nBlockAlign: 8
    wBitsPerSample: 16
    cbSize: 22 (extra bytes)

    0000: ff 00 04 00 00 fa 00 00 00 d0 07 00 08 00 10 00 ÿ....ú...Ð......
    0010: 16 00|94 01 42 6a cf d8 09 3e 22 49 a4 52 21 df ..”.BjÏØ.>"I¤R!ß
    0020: f1 0b ee ba 17 00 00 00                         ñ.îº....

    MPC (Unicode Build) version (Gabest) running on Windows XP Pro (SP3)

    • Tim

      Tim - 2009-04-25

      I don't know anything about AMR files or how you're relating them to FLAC files, but your problem isn't a file association one, which is all configuring QuickTime to play AMR files does. ;-)

      You can keep MPC from trying to use the mentioned "MainConcept (Adobe2) MPEG Splitter" to see if FLAC files will play again.  Don't worry, this will only affect MPC and nothing else on your system.

      In MPC's Options...

      Select External Filters on the left

      Click the Add Filter button on the right

      Find "MainConcept (Adobe2) MPEG Splitter" in the list

      Select it and hit OK, which should put it into the External Filters list

      It should already be checked and selected, so tick the Block radio button on the right

      Hit OK to save the options

      Now try playing a FLAC file and see if it works, and let me know how it goes.

      • Doug

        Doug - 2009-05-08

        Your suggestion seems to have done the trick.  FLAC files are playing properly again.

        Thanks for your help.

        • Tim

          Tim - 2009-05-09

          Ah, glad to hear it.  Thanks for the update!


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