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Cybercorder 2000

Obtain MP3 Codec
Download and install Windows Media Player 9 from the Microsoft Windows Media Download Center and restart WIndows.

If the codec is not available in Cybercorder 2000 after installing Media Player, and are very familiar with the command prompt, try to manually register the MP3 codec with the following steps:

  1. Press the Start Button and click on "Run". The enter "command", without the quote marks, and the OK button. If this does not bring up the command prompt, try entering "cmd".
  2. Change directory to the Windows directory. You will need to type "CD \WINDOWS" or "CD \WINNT", depending on your Windows version.
  3. Change directory to the Windows System directory. You will need to type "CD SYSTEM32". If it does not take this and you are using Windows 95,98, or ME, then type "CD SYSTEM".
  4. Then register the MP3 codec by typing "Regsvr32 l3codeca.acm"
  5. If the l3codeca.acm file is not in the system directory, try to locate the file. You may be able to locate the file by doing a search on your computer. If you do not see it, you can try searching on a different machine. If no luck, you can try downloading the Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000 version of Media Player 9 from the above link and extract the file with a program like Winzip. Once you locate the file, place it in the windows system directory and register it.

Attention: Creative Playcenter Users
The Creative Playcenter software rudely blocks the Windows MP3 codec. The following instructions show how to unblock it on Windows XP system. The instructions for other Windows versions are the same except the steps to get to the audio codec area from the control panel varies. Note that this will disable the MP3 capability of the Playcenter software. You can re-enable using the same steps or replace the Playcenter software.

  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Double click on "Sounds & Audio Devices"
  3. Select the "Hardware" tab
  4. Double-click on "Audio Codecs"
  5. Select the "Properties" tab
  6. Double-click on ctmp3.acm
  7. Select "Do Not Use this Audio Codec"
  8. Then click on the "Apply" button

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