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I just upgraded to the latest free version (from an old free version) and I can no longer successfully convert OGG files to MP3 (which used to work). I can PLAY the files, and I can convert other formats to MP3, but going from OGG to MP3 just brings up the spinning ball of death and it hangs indefinitely.

 

Help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I should add that I have tested using files that successfully converted before and it does not work (so it is not the file), and that while I specifically want to convert to MP3 I have tried to convert to other formats and none work (so it must be a converting-from-OGG problem).

 

+ Also tried the proposed solution listed here, but (as with that person) it did not seem to help.

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I should add that I have tested using files that successfully converted before and it does not work (so it is not the file), and that while I specifically want to convert to MP3 I have tried to convert to other formats and none work (so it must be a converting-from-OGG problem).

 

+ Also tried the proposed solution listed here, but (as with that person) it did not seem to help.

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This problem with ogg is _not_ limited to the Macintosh operating system. I am using Windows XP and have tried unsuccessfully to get NCH to produce software that will open (read) an ogg file. They claim that their software will do this, but it will not, despite the fact that they have auxiliary ogg "components" which can be downloaded, purportedly for decoding ogg and saving as ogg--but do nothing!!

 

It is high time that NCH fix this glaring error, or bug, or whatever one wishes to call it.

 

 

Musikone

[Al is in Wonderland!]

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I have the same problem as all of you!

 

edsyl: When will this get fixed?

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the Hatter: Never, ever.

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edsyl: Where is the support?

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the Hatter: What support?

 

If you paid for support, it will never be.

 

However, if you did not pay for support, it will never be.

 

Do have another cup of tea. It's delicious--much better than support!

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I am also having this problem. When I downloaded the trial version it worked fine, but this version doesn't convert ogg files. However, I've tried to play the files in VLC, they won't play. I've also tried to convert them in AVS audio converter which states it can convert ogg files but won't. My .Ogg files just won't play or convert in any application I've tried, which leads me to believe it has something to do with the file itself. Is there a codec that I may need?

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I should add that I have tested using files that successfully converted before and it does not work (so it is not the file), and that while I specifically want to convert to MP3 I have tried to convert to other formats and none work (so it must be a converting-from-OGG problem).

 

+ Also tried the proposed solution listed here, but (as with that person) it did not seem to help.

======================================

This problem with ogg is _not_ limited to the Macintosh operating system. I am using Windows XP and have tried unsuccessfully to get NCH to produce software that will open (read) an ogg file. They claim that their software will do this, but it will not, despite the fact that they have auxiliary ogg "components" which can be downloaded, purportedly for decoding ogg and saving as ogg--but do nothing!!

 

It is high time that NCH fix this glaring error, or bug, or whatever one wishes to call it.

 

 

Musikone

[Al is in Wonderland!]

 

 

I agree with you! You see, I know something about music, too. In fact, I may know more about music than you do! I do not believe that you should be allowed to hog all of this forum space with your back-patting. What do you have to say for yourself?

 

By the way, what is this "Al is in Wonderland!" thing all about?

 

 

musik-too

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I should add that I have tested using files that successfully converted before and it does not work (so it is not the file), and that while I specifically want to convert to MP3 I have tried to convert to other formats and none work (so it must be a converting-from-OGG problem).

 

+ Also tried the proposed solution listed here, but (as with that person) it did not seem to help.

======================================

This problem with ogg is _not_ limited to the Macintosh operating system. I am using Windows XP and have tried unsuccessfully to get NCH to produce software that will open (read) an ogg file. They claim that their software will do this, but it will not, despite the fact that they have auxiliary ogg "components" which can be downloaded, purportedly for decoding ogg and saving as ogg--but do nothing!!

 

It is high time that NCH fix this glaring error, or bug, or whatever one wishes to call it.

 

 

Musikone

[Al is in Wonderland!]

 

 

I agree with you! You see, I know something about music, too. In fact, I may know more about music than you do! I do not believe that you should be allowed to hog all of this forum space with your back-patting. What do you have to say for yourself?

 

By the way, what is this "Al is in Wonderland!" thing all about?

 

 

musik-too

 

Musik-too, I think that there is something that you ought to know. You are trying to strike up a conversation with a corpse! musikone was banned from participating in at least two NCH forums (WavePad and Switch) sometime late in the fall of 2008, for sharply criticizing NCH's lack of technical support and the way that it administers its user forums, like this one. It was well known at the time that musikone had an excellent knowledge of audio principles, engineering, and associated software operation. He was able to answer complex technical questions with ease, and helped many users, consistently, to understand the principles involved--in a manner very similar to what I am doing in these user forums at the present time. In fact, Ben, the NCH employee administering the Switch forum at that time, specifically commended musikone for his fine work in answering and untangling many questions, even though musikone tried very hard not simply to toss out the answer without giving the one posing a question the opportunity to work through the issue that was puzzling him. Then Ben left this company for America, I understand; he said that he was going on a one year leave of absence. I doubt that he will be back, however, since things have taken a sharp turn for the worse, now that NCH (I believe, based upon all of the evidence) has sold out to a new operation which kept the name and the product line but seems hard put to keep up with all of the pressures. Certainly Ben has not been replaced by anyone currently on the scene at NCH.

 

I watched all of this happen from the sidelines, way back in the late summer of 2008, before I chose to register for these forums in order to be able to participate. This was certainly a long, long time to "lurk" (as it is commonly known) around here. Most users only spend a few days or weeks at most getting the lay of the land before jumping into the fray--which is exactly what it has turned out to be here. This is indeed a sad state of affairs, in which the emphasis of the forum administration (with the exception of Michael Jee, who is "caught in the middle") is now, first and foremost, to muzzle criticism of the company, even to the point of banning the criticizer from participation in these discussions, instead of welcoming the exceptional knowledge and expertise that those like musikone brought. Once again, let me repeat, Michael would like to address the problems with the software (bugs, failure to deliver on past promises, etc., etc.), while his administration superiors seem bent upon muzzling criticism of the company.

 

Obviously, as those who read my posts are well aware, I come down on the side of technical accuracy, clarity, and honesty--just as our dear, beloved musikone did before he got the boot! And look what it got him! At least he was warned by the administration at that time (the same that we have here now) that he was on dangerous ground before he was unceremoniously yanked off the NCH forums. Just a few days ago, this forum administrator, nchaj, posted in the WavePad forum (go over there and read it) the following comment directed to me, implying displeasure with something that went on during the discussion thread or threads in which I was involved. Her comment seemed to indicate that I had been warned, that I had been banned from these forums, and that she was surprised that I was "back"!

 

This is of course absurd. I don't know what nchaj is talking about. Certainly she remembers her run-in with musikone and subsequently giving him the boot from these forums. Now she is claiming that I have been warned, when in fact no such warning has ever been given to me! Can it be possible that she is confusing me with someone else? I have asked nchaj to cite the post or posts in which a warning was given. I have asked her what this "warning" was about. She has now had sufficient time to furnish those citations; I of course need them in order to be able to understand exactly what these "charges" against me are. Needless to say, of course, no such citations have been forthcoming. Nor will they be, because they do not exist! What we are getting now from nchaj is silence. In short, it appears that I am being tried here in KANGAROO COURT), without there being any evidence supplied to support a statement that was made a few days ago by the chief judge, jury, and executioner! I am still waiting for your bill of particulars, nchaj. Show me that warning (or those warnings) that you claimed were given to me about something undisclosed, by someone undisclosed, at undisclosed times and dates. This type of charge is appropriately referred to as "full undisclosure".

 

Meanwhile, while we are all anxiously waiting, and waiting, and waiting for these citations to appear so that we may proceed, please refrain from trying to talk to a dead man, musik-too. Who are you to criticize the dead (forum "criminal") musikone? When you acquire the knowledge that he has (or had, if he happens to be alive somewhere), then you can at least think about referring to him in the past tense in these forums. You will have your time later to enter into these discussions. For the moment, hold your piece. But just remember, musikone was a true martyr; a champion of knowledge, common sense, fair play, business, etc., etc.! Do I make myself clear? I certainly hope so.

 

Musik-too, indeed! You sound to me more like cacophony than beauty.

 

 

gooroo

(it's about time to clean house!)

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When I registered for this forum a little while ago, I was hoping that I could demonstrate how my superior knowledge of music helps in the use of NCH format conversion (Switch) and sound-editing software (WavePad). But I now find myself being publicly berated by some silly kangaroo!

 

Out of the bush and slicing through the Goo, just for you?

 

:rolleyes:

 

 

music-too

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When I registered for this forum a little while ago, I was hoping that I could demonstrate how my superior knowledge of music helps in the use of NCH format conversion (Switch) and sound-editing software (WavePad). But I now find myself being publicly berated by some silly kangaroo!

 

Out of the bush and slicing through the Goo, just for you?

 

:rolleyes:

 

 

music-too

 

 

Be careful there, mite (phonetic spelling!). I'm hopping mad :angry:

 

You are calling me silly?

 

You, who thinks that he can converse with the dead and long departed? :lol:

 

But let me remind you, musik-too. This forum is not a place for the discussion of music, as much as you would like to demonstrate your musical superiority. No, it is full of mites who are itching (pardon the expression) to get help finding out how to make this (and also in other forums) NCH software perform in the manner that is advertised. So why don't you redirect your efforts where they are needed, instead of making fun of a "silly kangaroo" who is seeking to help befuddled users in this forum?

 

 

gooroo

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hahaha, you are quite knowledgable about musikone and I, things only Musikone and I would know - oh please Al, Stop the games.

Let this forum be for community help, of it stays that way, you too can stay.

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hahaha, you are quite knowledgable about musikone and I, things only Musikone and I would know - oh please Al, Stop the games.

Let this forum be for community help, of it stays that way, you too can stay.

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Gotcha!!

 

I can stay? Even though I am not "back"? That's a good one. :rolleyes:

 

Apparently you did not read what I said, and just jumped to conclusions. So let me repeat; listen carefully. I have been reading the posts in both WavePad and Switch for a long, long time without registering. Perhaps you are not aware that this is possible. During that time, I have acquired a lot of knowledge about Musikone and NCH. One has only to able to read in order to put together what happened, both with your company and with the general atmosphere of these forums.

 

So you think that I am someone named "Al", and Musikone by extension, simply because he often added "Al is in Wonderland!" at the end of a post?

 

Your powers of logical deduction are quite faulty. You claimed in a WavePad post not too long ago that I had been warned, and you are surprised that I am back. I asked you to cite any references that you have which show such a warning. You failed to do so; of course you cannot, since they do not exist, other than being figments of your vivid imagination.

 

But I will give you another chance, which you will of course fail, just you like your failure to provide proof that I have been "warned"; proof which is supported by your faulty powers of logic. Every bit of knowledge that I have about Musikone and NCH has been posted in these forums that I have been reading silently for such a long time. Name just ONE bit of knowledge that you claim that I have, leading you to deduce that I am somebody named Al (Musikone's alter ego) who used this name in connection with Musikone, which was not posted in these forums over the past several months.

 

You cannot do so and have fallen flat on your face.

 

I am still waiting for answers from you that make sense. You are indeed holding KANGAROO court, while not understanding the nature of legal arguments. I would suggest that you attend law school and come back here (after you fail the law exams) if you still want to play judge.

 

 

gooroo

 

By the way, don't judges in the capital city of this country know that the object of a preposition ("about") is supposed to be in the accusative case? For your information, the compound object of this preposition, "musikone and I", is in the nominative case? Hence I must say, nchaj, that your English grammar is abominable. So this is something else that I now know about you--again posted for the whole world to see, without and logical deduction being required. I should add that it only took you just a few words to screw up our language :P

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Here is one thing that I do know

 

gooroo, musikone and musik-too all share the same IP address, and strikingly similar email addresses. If you don't know each other as you claim not too, perhaps you should check your spare bedroom, you might strike up a friendship. It appears you need one.

 

p.s. Ben never left........

 

MichaelGee, I'm handing this guy over to you...deal with him as you see fit

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Here is one thing that I do know

 

gooroo, musikone and musik-too all share the same IP address, and strikingly similar email addresses. If you don't know each other as you claim not too, perhaps you should check your spare bedroom, you might strike up a friendship. It appears you need one.

 

p.s. Ben never left........

 

MichaelGee, I'm handing this guy over to you...deal with him as you see fit

 

Gotcha!!

 

You are wrong (once again!) when you say to gooroo: "You have been warned. I'm surprised that you are back". Apparently you do not understand how these NCH forums work, so let me explain it to you. By definition, a "user" of one of these forums is identified (what else?) by a user ID. Hence it is clear that gooroo never left this forum. So how can he possibly be "back"? What has happened here, of course, is that gooroo replaced musikone in this forum (the law of Unintended Consequences) after you booted him out of here last September. This a circumstance of your own making, so its happening should hardly be surprising. You have no one but yourself to blame for the fact that you are using these two forums (Switch and WavePad) in a manner that they were never intended to be used.

 

It is irrelevant to forum operation that musikone and gooroo use the same computer. This is hardly a secret (except to the vast majority of forum users, who do not understand the nature of IP addressing), even though you believe that you have pulled off some sort of a clever coup by using IP addressing as proof that musikone and gooroo are one and the same. They are not and never will be. Period. [note: unless you can find a way to prevent it, if gooroo is booted out of here, his replacement in these forums will soon be on the way].

 

Gooroo can "stay"--if?

 

When you were unable to defend your company against musikone's increasing criticism of both its business practices and lack of corrective action for defective software, you decided that it was necessary to CENSOR this criticism by preventing him from any further posting in NCH forums. And this despite the fact that he had, in several posts, helped a lot of users to use, if not understand, their NCH conversion and sound editing software, whether or not they had purchased a software license. What is of paramount importance to you is that, since you are unwilling and/or unable to defend against it, such criticism not appear here. Despite your dedication to this effort at suppression, you insist that it is NCH's forum objective to help befuddled users (licensed or not) who have (often long-standing) problems with their NCH software.

 

It does not matter to you that the help which musikone and/or gooroo and/or gooroo's replacement provided (or provide) might succeed in convincing some of those who have not paid for a license to add to their understanding and skills, to the point that they might purchase software that they otherwise would not purchase. You are too busy weighing the financial consequences of allowing indefensible criticism to be exposed in public, versus selling additional software licenses. I sympathize with you, nchaj; this is indeed a tough road to follow. It has been proved, over and over and over again in business, that it is infinitely better to address criticism, rather than try to hide your problems by using the age-old censor's snippers!

 

Incidentally, you state that Ben never left, despite the fact that he posted a forum notice that he was leaving for a one-year visit. However, I have not seen a notice posted that he has not left. Why do you suppose that users were left with the impression that he was gone? Be that as it may, in view of the fact that Ben is still around, I would urge you to step down gracefully and let Ben have this job. At least, we might then be able to get some STRAIGHT answers in these forums to nagging questions! I do not remember Ben ever resorting to the censor's snipper to avoid answering criticism.

 

And finally, I can certainly understand why you now wish to toss this issue into poor Michael's lap, while you maintain control over what he is doing and how he does it! You say: "I will let Michael deal with this guy". In danger of repeating myself, there is no "guy" involved here. There are two different forum users, with the promise of more to come along in the future, presenting the same criticisms. So how will Michael address these criticisms, when you have taught him how to address them by using the censor's snippers and are watching his every move?

 

A (repeat) lesson in English grammar

 

By the way, don't judges (you are the presumptive "judge" in these NCH support forums) in the capital city of Australia understand the English language? In this language, the object of a preposition ("about" is a preposition) is correctly in the accusative case. The fact that the object of a preposition may be compound (contain two or more items; e.g., "musikone and I") does not alter the requirement that each item be in the accusative case. For your information, in the phrase "about musikone and I", the compound object of the preposition "about" is in the nominative case, which is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! Note that I do not need to resort to IP addressing to conclude that your English grammar is abominable. Indeed, it took you only a few words to screw up our language.

 

gooroo

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It is irrelevant to forum operation that musikone and gooroo use the same computer.
...you believe that you have pulled off some sort of a clever coup by using IP addressing as proof that musikone and gooroo are one and the same.

Clever? lol - you douche. An IP's an IP. Anyone on this forum can use Google, and see how spesh you are.

 

The fact you fools sound the same, and come from the the same IP and back pat each other is a little more then coincidence! HAHAH and to watch you backpedal is the best. I have sent this thread to all my work colleagues and mates - so good EPIC FAIL bish

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Clever? lol - you douche. An IP's an IP. Anyone on this forum can use Google, and see how spesh you are.

 

The fact you fools sound the same, and come from the the same IP and back pat each other is a little more then coincidence! HAHAH and to watch you backpedal is the best. I have sent this thread to all my work colleagues and mates - so good EPIC FAIL bish

 

Great--Mite (phonetic spelling)!

 

Unfortunately, you don't know how to read, or think straight, or reason.

 

To see a fool, just look in the mirror :P

 

 

gooroo

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*knods* Friend, the nature of a forum is it records every word you have said, and you sir, look like an utter moron if ones to search back and collage your posts.

 

Above all, you haven’t put forward one piece of logical evidence for the claims laid against you, just babbled about sh!t (and you don’t even seem aware of it) God help you, if English is your first language.

 

Keep digging that dark dank little hole of yours

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*knods* Friend, the nature of a forum is it records every word you have said, and you sir, look like an utter moron if ones to search back and collage your posts.

 

Above all, you haven’t put forward one piece of logical evidence for the claims laid against you, just babbled about sh!t (and you don’t even seem aware of it) God help you, if English is your first language.

 

Keep digging that dark dank little hole of yours

 

 

There is nothing like advice from a Toothless Terrorist. Is it the lack of teeth (or is it perhaps some mental disability?) which limits your vocabulary to four letter words? In any case, it looks like you have found your element here; the "soft" part is evident ;)

 

 

gooroo

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Here is one thing that I do know

 

gooroo, musikone and musik-too all share the same IP address, and strikingly similar email addresses. If you don't know each other as you claim not too, perhaps you should check your spare bedroom, you might strike up a friendship. It appears you need one.

 

p.s. Ben never left........

 

I'm a novice, who stumbeld into this forum, and now I'm totally confused.

 

Who is Ben that you're referring to?

 

He never left, so I guess that he can't be back?

 

 

Percy

 

 

MichaelGee, I'm handing this guy over to you...deal with him as you see fit

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