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LAME mp3 encode wav by right clicking file?
dnewhous
post Oct 14 2007, 08:23
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Is there any software that will encode a wav filet to an mp3 by right clicking on the file in Windows Explorer? Preferably using the LAME encoder.
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post Oct 15 2007, 18:02
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When I want to set up an encoder I don't like to muck around in the registry either. This is the method I use (although much less elegant, it is easier to change imo)
  • Open the folder where your encoder resides
  • Open the run dialog from the start menu (Win+r)
  • Type "sendto" in the run dialog
  • Create a shortcut from your encoder into the sendto folder
  • Edit the properties to add the command line of your choice to the shortcut
This adds a link to your encoder under the sendto menu. Like I said not as elegant a solution, but if you know little about the registry you can't really mess anything up this way. I use this method to compress png files, test new lame versions, test different encoders and other things of that nature. If you need something where you need to change the settings quite a bit, editing the shortcut is not an ideal solution.
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post Oct 15 2007, 18:33
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What about encoders that expect input files not as the last parameters? Such as, -if "%L" -of "%L.ext" scheme. NAACENC complains if "-of" is not specified. Btw, I could not make new items appear in Send To. This method is of little use if it requires logoff or reboot.
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post Oct 17 2007, 21:29
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What about encoders that expect input files not as the last parameters? Such as, -if "%L" -of "%L.ext" scheme. NAACENC complains if "-of" is not specified. Btw, I could not make new items appear in Send To. This method is of little use if it requires logoff or reboot.

Ah, my mistake I really only use this with PNG compression, FLAC encoding and decoding and LAME encoding. I hadn't really tried much else in the way of encoders. I'm not sure why you wouldn't be able to add something to send to, I'm able to read/write anything in send to and have done so on multiple computers.
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post Oct 17 2007, 21:48
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Previously, I found that it is handy to set the Send To and Start menu to the same directory. Then every program you can launch from Start can also be used to open arbitrary file extensions. Works best if the start menu is tidy and organized.

However under WinXP I couln't make them use one dir. XP likes to police the user about what is right and what is wrong. After a few days of attempting to do it I gave up.

I probably could add shortcuts to the Send To. But I didn't succeed on the first attempt and thought it's not worth the effort to try harder. Do you need to restart Explorer, or Log Off for the newly added items to appear?
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- dnewhous   LAME mp3 encode wav by right clicking file?   Oct 14 2007, 08:23
- - softska   http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm   Oct 14 2007, 11:48
- - trev   any FREE program that will do it?   Oct 14 2007, 14:55
|- - softska   QUOTE (trev @ Oct 14 2007, 08:55) any FRE...   Oct 15 2007, 06:10
- - smok3   http://www.google.com/search?q=add%20thing...ht-cl...   Oct 14 2007, 16:00
|- - j7n   Add your LAME command line to the Windows registry...   Oct 14 2007, 18:19
- - trev   thanks for the registry hack advice. i'm not ...   Oct 15 2007, 02:27
|- - j7n   QUOTE i tried it, didn't seem to work. if you ...   Oct 15 2007, 09:16
- - greynol   I'm still looking for some kind of generic hoo...   Oct 15 2007, 09:07
- - Zoom   When I want to set up an encoder I don't like ...   Oct 15 2007, 18:02
|- - j7n   What about encoders that expect input files not as...   Oct 15 2007, 18:33
|- - Zoom   QUOTE (j7n @ Oct 15 2007, 13:33) What abo...   Oct 17 2007, 21:29
|- - j7n   Previously, I found that it is handy to set the Se...   Oct 17 2007, 21:48
|- - greynol   QUOTE (j7n @ Oct 17 2007, 13:48) Do you n...   Oct 17 2007, 23:24
- - greynol   You just create a batch file for the encoder, it...   Oct 15 2007, 18:46
|- - j7n   You're saying that it would not spawn an encod...   Oct 15 2007, 20:48
|- - greynol   QUOTE (j7n @ Oct 15 2007, 12:48) You...   Oct 15 2007, 21:29
- - hybridfan   QUOTE (dnewhous @ Oct 14 2007, 08:23) Is ...   Oct 18 2007, 21:21
- - nannaloori   QUOTE (j7n @ Oct 14 2007, 19:19) Add your...   Jan 3 2013, 10:42
- - JJZolx   QUOTE (nannaloori @ Jan 3 2013, 03:42) Tr...   Jan 3 2013, 12:42


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