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    Been diggin around for a way to rip mp3 in AMS4. Found a dll that you can plug straight into 3rd party software and proceeded to bang my head against the wall getting it to work. I then discovered that the dll doesn't actually rip mp3 (from a CD etc), it only encodes mp3 from .wav files! Hmm, not really what i wanted, I wanna rip 'em!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
    During a continued search I found that same dll in exe format and only a fifth of the size (i think). This is sooooo much easier to work with .. just do a File.Execute and give it an argument (address of the wav etc will work)
    So, for those that wanna use this to encode wav to mp3 .. feel free. It is under the GNU LGPL so its free to use and distribute, HOWEVER, do note that the guy who wrote this took his informaion from the Fraunhofer ISO and was order by them not to use it coz of software copyright infringement. Be aware also, that such copyrights are not enforced in some countries - Sweden and most of Europe for starters! So check it out where yu live .. or take a chance. All kinda contradictory if yu ask me ... or not!

    To get it working --

    File.Execute: path and filname to exe is obvious!
    Arguments: Path\file.wav Path\file.mp3

    ...will work just fine. Wilcard (*) does work, ie:

    Path\*.wav Path\*.mp3 .....etc

    Only 'disadvantage' with this exe is it runs 'DOS' window (you can run it minimized from the File.Execute dialog). You can put in a couple of extra arguments for the DOS window:

    -quit ..will cause it to exit the window after encoding instead of waiting for the user to hit ie:

    -quit Path\file.wav Path\file.mp3

    or .. -quiet will cause the window to run but not show any info in it. It can be nice to see whats going on actually, so not sure i'll use this one:

    -quiet Path\file.wav Path\file.mp3

    By default, all mp3's are encoded as: 128kb, 44100 stereo. You can change this by adding arguments. If yu wanna know what they are .. double click the exe and take a look. H will give yu more options too

    I'll continue my search for something suitable to rip 'em too! Yur welcome to join in [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    = Derek
    ["All glory comes from daring to begin" - fortune cookie]

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    Re: mp3 encoding in AMS4

    You could also use a batch file, and prefix each line with a @ to make it silent (or use @ECHO OFF at the start).

    Then, to close the batch file, put these two lines at the end:


    Just FYI. [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    --[[ Indigo Rose Software Developer ]]