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Batch mp3 conversion freezes my PC!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gooner_47, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. gooner_47

    gooner_47 Thread Starter

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    Whenever I try and convert a number (say 20 or more) of mp3's into another bit rate - using ANY program - my PC freezes.

    I've tried using DBPowerAmp, and just started using OSS Audio Convertor as well - the same thing happens in both programs. I start them converting a bunch of tracks, they'll get a certain way through and then the screen will freeze and the only option is to reboot.

    Please help! I havn't got a clue why it's doing this - I thought it was just DBPowerAmp until it did the same thing with OSS as well
     
  2. begud4me

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    I have used both of those programs. what is the speed of your computer? How many things do you have running while doing the conversion? It may be a memory problem ie: not enough. If you like you might try audacity it's free and it works pretty well and has lots of options

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
     
  3. gooner_47

    gooner_47 Thread Starter

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    I've got plenty of memory 512Mb, (relatively) fast CPU 2GHz Athlon XP, and nothing else running while it's converting - I don't understand why it's happening!
     
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    gooner_47 Thread Starter

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    ne1 got ne ideas?
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Could you have poor processor cooling, and be overheating? Doing this conversion is using 100% processor time, could be the reason...
     
  6. gooner_47

    gooner_47 Thread Starter

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    ^^ That was the answer! The Zalman heatsink I got came with a variable speed fan, I had it at a low RPM to reduce noise, so tried increasing the speed - and managed to convert 64 tracks! (Before it wouldn't get past 20).

    Thanx a lot for the help and suggestions guys
     
  7. JohnWill

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    I love the easy ones. :D
     
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