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05-04-2005, 12:19 PM
Hey all, has anyone tried this MP3 encoder? I get an error when I try to use it saying Driver mismatch, do you have to have special cd-rom drivers to use mp3 encodes, as I had a similar problem with the Lame Encoder+GUI saying it searched in ENVARC:cdda/ for something but didn't find what it wanted
05-04-2005, 04:04 PM
AFAIR you need secondspin and secondspin encoders.
You will not find an archive having both because of copyrights or legal things, cant remember exactly.
so yes you need a special version and I think you could grab it from secondspin website (google is your friend as usual).
05-04-2005, 04:09 PM
It's tough to get configured initially, and the Prefs utility usually crashes my machine. It's possible to configure by hand, fortunately. Other than that, it's a fantastic all-in-one program. Hope to see a new version someday.
You'll need 4 EnvVars:
cdda_unit - contains the unit of your CD device (IE, 0)
cdda_device - the device (IE, scsi.device)
cdda_plan - a control setting for the type of CD drive. It's a letter, a through f, maybe g? a works for my current drive, though my previous drive used e.
cdid_path - SecondSpin:disks/
That'll hopefully get you started.
EDIT: fixed a typo
05-05-2005, 12:10 PM
mmkay, well I'm still kinda new so how do I add these settings to be system? Sorry to be a pain :-P
05-05-2005, 01:07 PM
in a shell:
setenv cdda_unit 0
setenv cdda_device scsi.device
etc. Adjust to your own CD drive's device and unit, of course. If it all works:
copy ENV:cdda_unit ENVARC:
Do that for the other vars too. note that mp3 encoding on 68K is terribly slow. I just encode to mp2. Much faster, and I can't tell the quality difference. True audiophilies probably can, though. ;-)
05-05-2005, 01:17 PM
Secondspin supports WarpOS doesn't it? I have a CSPPC so hopefully encoding won't be too bad, I do it in real time on my pc anyway, otherwise I get errors.
05-12-2005, 05:10 AM
I'm the author of the SecondSpin encoder package. I haven't been actively developing any software these days - mainly because of my medical studies.
SecondSpin also supports AsimCDFS. Try that out if the external support with CDDA program seeems to fail. You also should try to reboot the machine after changing the CDDA-PLAN.
As SecondSpin is programmed in ARexx, the crashing is most probably caused by some braindead system library colliding. This is most unfortunate as I never-ever have been able to make it crash with all the different setups and machines I have had access to! Still many have reported it to crash. What a bummer.
I surely doubt I will have the time to work out major revision, but I still try to fix all the existing bugs and to make it more compatible with the divided amiga environments available.
05-12-2005, 10:51 AM
Hey Lauri, thanks for the reply. I have used AsimCDFS too, still the same, I think it's because I don't have the assigns made like the guy says above.
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