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Downloaded WavePad Master's Edition Trial version 2.01

Windows 98SE

Enough HDD space, Memory, Processing Power, etc...

Help file / Online docs do not mention any limitation of the below mentioned.

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I was able to splice together sections of two different .wav files (cut/paste).

Saved the file. Opened the new file. Added the following Effects:



- Speed/Pitch Adjust (%) = 110

- ok


Then SAVE FILE AS...- Select WAV File Format = 56 KB/s, 24,000 Hz, Stereo 7 KB/s


When I select OK, the Whole application CRASHES.

This Program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor. [

(I'm nice enough to actually do this for you; you're welcome)


Here is the Dump:


WAVEPAD caused an exception 10H in

module L3CODECA.ACM at 0167:021b9e71.


EAX=00000000 CS=0167 EIP=021b9e71 EFLGS=00010216

EBX=00000015 SS=016f ESP=0071e144 EBP=00000000

ECX=00000000 DS=016f ESI=ffffffff FS=6a77

EDX=00006d60 ES=016f EDI=00000000 GS=0000

Bytes at CS:EIP:

db 44 24 2c db 44 24 20 d9 ca d8 0d c8 69 1e 02

Stack dump:

02229758 00000000 0222d648 02228e58 00000000 0222d648 0222dc98 021ba1cb 00005dc0 0000dac0 00000000 00006d60 0222e128 0222e170 0071e1ac 02221274

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We have tested this on our win98 machines and it works fine. Have you tried to select another wav format settings? Does it work?


If anyone has a similar problem like this especially in windows 98, please feel free to contact us.


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Of course I tried to select another .wav format setting. And no, it doesn't work.

The same error also produces [most] of the time when I just make simple

changes [delete or add]. Currently, I'm not sure how I was able to save the spliced .wav file, since the application constanly crashes on me.


I had read a post in the forums here that was similar to mine -

when I try to save the altered .wav file and the error produces - it also

Destroys the .wav file so it is totaly useless. Fortunately, I'm no novice and

I create copies of the .wav files I attempt to alter - so I still have the originals.


The error above mentioned isn't limited to that one Effect. It crashes


and No Effects alike.

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there are a number of problems with the MP3 wave codec that comes with Windows, it is not a very good codec.


Please download the LAME ACM codec here:




and install this. You will get better results from this codec.



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Downloaded the LAME ACM codec you suggested. Clicked on the file to install.

Nothing happens. Assuming it installed, I rebooted and tried WavePad again.

Same results. It even crashes right after I select Save As... -

before I even attempt to compile.


So I decided to download K-Lite codec pack 2.61 Basic.

It actually had an install .exe that displayed progress, and

prompted me to install the latest DirectX, which I decided not

to update.


The program still crashes.

Its okay, I managed to create the .wav file I needed.

I'll just uninstall it now. Thanks.


For those of you who can use this application successfully,

it does appear to be nice.


p.s. Hope some of the info I provided can be used to further better

your product. Maybe you should include the codec, if window's codec

are considered to have a 'number of problems'.

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