Obtain MP3 Codec
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:
- 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".
- Change directory to the Windows directory. You
will need to type "CD \WINDOWS"
or "CD \WINNT", depending on your
- 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".
- Then register the MP3 codec by typing "Regsvr32
- 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
- Go to the Control Panel
- Double click on "Sounds & Audio
- Select the "Hardware" tab
- Double-click on "Audio Codecs"
- Select the "Properties" tab
- Double-click on ctmp3.acm
- Select "Do Not Use this Audio Codec"
- Then click on the "Apply" button