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I've windows NT 4.0 sp5 installed and a SoundBlaster 16 pro installed. I'm using Winamp 2.61
I'm trying to play an MP3 file but it doesn't work i get this message : " the specific format is not supported orcannot be translated. Use the capabilities function to determine the supported formats" I don't know where I should look for this problem. Can anybody help me?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Do any MP3 files work?  If so, then the one you get that message with is corrupt.
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by:centerv
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Try this

Open the Preferences menu, select Plug-ins/Output, then select "Nullsoft WaveOut Plug-in" and click `Configure'. Make sure "Output Device" is set
   to "Wave Mapper".

centerv
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jcummings earned 150 total points
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http://www.microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/en/default.asp

Follow this link.  Download and install MS Windows Media Player 6.4 for Windows NT.  This includes inherent support for the MP3 file format.  If there are any problems with the registration of this file type, the automated install will correct them.

Once this version of Windows Media Player is installed, you will be able to play MP3 files with either Media Player or Winamp.

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by:boom23
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the man wants to use WINAMP not mediaplayer.... duhhh!!!

Flits, are your mp3 files associated with winamp? Goto winamp -> option -> preferences -> file types and click on mp3, m3u and pls or more if you want. But those 3 files are the default for winamp.
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by:jcummings
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boom23, I am telling him how to fix Winamp.  You are a jerk.
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by:boom23
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LOL.. by downloading Windows media player? Think before you call me a JERK. it's cool you can call me that LOL.  Centery's comment is one possible solution, but since the error message was something to do with UNsupported format this could mean that the mp3 format is not in associate with right player.  Ofcourse installin windows media player will fix it, sure but you'll be playing mp3s with media player not winamp.
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by:boom23
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or the file could be corrupted as leew mentioned. <(~¿~)>
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by:centerv
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The "unsupported format" is a bug in the winamp software.

centerv
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by:flits
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The problem solved it self when I completely installed ALL de software of the Soundblaster.
Now it's working, probably one of the sections didn't install correctly.

Thanks
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If the problem solved itself, how did you decide who should get the points?
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His solution was also a possibility to get it work.
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