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OS/2, eCS & ArcaOS - Technical => Applications => Topic started by: Holger Schuett on August 12, 2018, 03:05:52 pm

Title: AvxCat
Post by: Holger Schuett on August 12, 2018, 03:05:52 pm
Hi there,
I used to have a Thinkpad R52 (ECS installed as OS.) where I would use Avxcat to convert .wav files from CD to .mp3.
The R52 does not work any longer so I decided to install AvxCat on my X61 with ArcOs installed.
According to the documents I have all files needed. The strange thing is Avxcat cannot read any CDs with .wav files: I have a USB-DVD drive and a DVD-Drive (read only) in the docking station. Inserting a CD (music) in the drive no files are shown in Avxcat. If I insert a DVD Avxcat shows the files on the dvd. I do not have any problems with CDs f.e. if I use PM123 to play the CDs or the CDPlayer classic in multimedia folder. I have RSJ CD Writer installed and it shows the .wav files on the CDs too.
Any Idea?

Cheers
Holger
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Dave Yeo on August 12, 2018, 05:38:15 pm
I think that you can't directly read music CD's. You could copy the wav files that RSJ sees to your hard drive and manipulate them there or use something like leech http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/cd/grabber/leech120.zip (http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/cd/grabber/leech120.zip) to rip them to your hard drive.
There's also leechmp3 http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/sound/convert/leechmp3_370.exe (http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/sound/convert/leechmp3_370.exe) that takes care of all the steps of converting audio CD's to mp3.
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Andy Willis on August 12, 2018, 06:09:58 pm
Did you have something like tonigy installed?  Seems like there is something else that did the job such that I no longer needed tonigy but can't think of what it was now as I rarely listen to music any more and thus have had little need to access CDs.
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Remy on August 12, 2018, 08:42:59 pm
Hi there,
I used to have a Thinkpad R52 (ECS installed as OS.) where I would use Avxcat to convert .wav files from CD to .mp3.
The R52 does not work any longer so I decided to install AvxCat on my X61 with ArcOs installed.
According to the documents I have all files needed. The strange thing is Avxcat cannot read any CDs with .wav files: I have a USB-DVD drive and a DVD-Drive (read only) in the docking station. Inserting a CD (music) in the drive no files are shown in Avxcat. If I insert a DVD Avxcat shows the files on the dvd. I do not have any problems with CDs f.e. if I use PM123 to play the CDs or the CDPlayer classic in multimedia folder. I have RSJ CD Writer installed and it shows the .wav files on the CDs too.
Any Idea?

Cheers
Holger

Hi,
I think you are unable to use analog ArcaOS or OS/2 base player too due your CD has no analog output and then no direct WAV.
You should be able to work with wav using cdda2wav as written under AVxCAT guide (be carefull about the right version to use and enable the corresponding option under AVxCAT parameters). cdda2wav copies each tracks to WAV. It cold take a few minutes. Next solution is faster with good results. If you don't have or want use cdda2wav or it doesn't work for you or isn't fast enough, as an alternative, install Tonigy driver, Your CD will then be visible as WAV files (under wav path) and you'll be able to convert them from under AVxCAT

Best regards,
Remy

Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Remy on August 12, 2018, 10:12:25 pm
Hi there,
I used to have a Thinkpad R52 (ECS installed as OS.) where I would use Avxcat to convert .wav files from CD to .mp3.
The R52 does not work any longer so I decided to install AvxCat on my X61 with ArcOs installed.
According to the documents I have all files needed. The strange thing is Avxcat cannot read any CDs with .wav files: I have a USB-DVD drive and a DVD-Drive (read only) in the docking station. Inserting a CD (music) in the drive no files are shown in Avxcat. If I insert a DVD Avxcat shows the files on the dvd. I do not have any problems with CDs f.e. if I use PM123 to play the CDs or the CDPlayer classic in multimedia folder. I have RSJ CD Writer installed and it shows the .wav files on the CDs too.
Any Idea?

Cheers
Holger

Hi Holger,
I checked my code and found having a bug in it which makes no more go into cdda2wav process for attached CD (audio)
Please send me an emall from my webpage and I'll send you a corrected build for use with cdda2wav
-cdda2wav must be iunto libpath and libc05 dll into dllpath.
http://remydodin.levillage.org/en/   contact link or use AVxCAT help =W write to the author.
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Holger Schuett on August 13, 2018, 07:44:41 am
Hi Remy,
just sent you an Email, thank you for your help.

Cheers
Holger
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Remy on August 13, 2018, 05:55:18 pm
AVxCAT update build sent (out of current 1.5 corrected for cdda2wav beta working on)
Wating on feedbacks
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Holger Schuett on August 13, 2018, 06:50:48 pm
Thank you Remy!!
I definitely will give you feedback! I will try later this evening or tomorrow.

Cheers
Holger
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Holger Schuett on August 15, 2018, 06:42:57 pm
Quote
I think that you can't directly read music CD's. You could copy the wav files that RSJ sees to your hard drive and manipulate them there or use something like leech http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/cd/grabber/leech120.zip to rip them to your hard drive.
There's also leechmp3 http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/sound/convert/leechmp3_370.exe that takes care of all the steps of converting audio CD's to mp3.
.

Hi Dave, even RSJ can do this, it can convert directly to .ogg files, but only to .ogg. Remys Avxcat is far more sophisticated and provides many more features with one GUI But thank you for your suggestions.

Cheers
Holger


Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Remy on August 19, 2018, 02:15:23 am
Quote
I think that you can't directly read music CD's. You could copy the wav files that RSJ sees to your hard drive and manipulate them there or use something like leech http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/cd/grabber/leech120.zip to rip them to your hard drive.
There's also leechmp3 http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/sound/convert/leechmp3_370.exe that takes care of all the steps of converting audio CD's to mp3.
.

Hi Dave, even RSJ can do this, it can convert directly to .ogg files, but only to .ogg. Remys Avxcat is far more sophisticated and provides many more features with one GUI But thank you for your suggestions.

Cheers
Holger

New update sent
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Remy on August 23, 2018, 06:43:00 pm
Updating AVxCAT to make it compatible with libcddb too.
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Remy on August 24, 2018, 10:34:22 pm
I'm looking for 2 or 3 more tester for the next AVxCAT build (including many updates, cd to other codec including video, libcddb support ...)
Those interested to test can send me an email from my web site or from under current AVxCAT build.
Cheers
Remy   
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Holger Schuett on September 16, 2018, 05:03:19 pm
Hi there,

I would like to use this opportunity to recommend Avxcat to everyone who is interested in having a great program /GUI to use for converting audio and/or video files. And the most important thing:
Remy Dodin, the author, is really interested in feedback from users. I had several problems/questions and Remy was more than helpful and appreciative. For example I had problems with one USB-Drive when using AvxCat and Remy came up with a great solution within hours!
Go ahead and give it a try.

Cheers and once again thank you to Remy
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Dave Yeo on September 16, 2018, 05:53:15 pm
I'll second that, Remy has been very responsive to issues with AVxCAT and it is a good program.
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Remy on October 08, 2018, 06:08:32 pm
Thanks all.

AVxCAT updated
http://remydodin.levillage.org/en/realisations.php?item=6903&id=realisations
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Dariusz Piatkowski on October 10, 2018, 03:58:48 am
Remy,
Thank you...I fell a little behind in my up-keep of your app and ffmpeg itself. Just downloaded your latest release, will hopefully get a chance to put it through it's paces this weekend.
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: andreas on July 03, 2020, 04:29:17 pm
i have a problem with AVxCAT :
trying to convert mp3-files to wav format always leads to an error "12" with no files appearing in the destination folder. trying to convert a while folder leads to only getting an empty folder.
tried also to convert into other formats with the same result.
i have all the newest modules installed...
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Remy on July 03, 2020, 11:34:36 pm
i have a problem with AVxCAT :
trying to convert mp3-files to wav format always leads to an error "12" with no files appearing in the destination folder. trying to convert a while folder leads to only getting an empty folder.
tried also to convert into other formats with the same result.
i have all the newest modules installed...

Whats your rxu.dll build ?
* having the problem on all conversion could be the result of a not created pipe or not enough available shared memory (this could be the case if you set ffmpeg module as load high without loading them permanently into high storage. each ffmpeg run will then load dlls high and at free, a hole if left into storage "OS/2 issu". To prevent this I've got too, I wrote a small load perm high ffmpeg dlls "ffmpegHigh", use GUI ( http://remydodin.levillage.org/fr/realisations.php?item=6000&id=realisations ) or do not flag ffmpeg dlls to be loaded into highmem.
If this is the case, I would suggest you to try a system reboot to get back all storage and then, use my loadhigh gui for ffmpeg dlls.     
 
next: which AVxCAT do you use ?
- open extra logs and send me the results. Use the link provided on my site http://remydodin.levillage.org
- Send me the generated temporary file under your temp path too.

Best regards
Remy


Updt: current AVxCAT development (v2 !)
- Lot of work done on audio part with new functions  (ex: added icecast link entries "http only" -  recording or play calling pm123)
looking for testers of new audio functions as well older function following code update.   

- Video not fully updated with new functions 
- Planned to add webcam recording as new input source  (usefull to create specific presentation or video conference archives....etc...)   
Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: andreas on July 06, 2020, 08:59:34 pm
thanks very much for your quick reply. i will send you the requested files.
i use version 1.5.1.4 and the rxu.dll from 12.08.2017.
I replaced it with the version from 2.05.96 but that didn't help (i'll send you the logfile also. it's FCA66103.tmp, ffmpeh-file had same content as with the newer rxu-dll-version).

also tried a version from 13.05.1996, but that lead to an error 43 when i started AVxCat. i also couldn't start print2ps.cmd for ePDF any more - strange, cause the dll-version is from that program - anyway epf stopped working since a few days for some unknown reason though i did't change anything (only thing i did was triying out some java-programs). Just telling this, cause there might be some connection with my problem with AVxCat.
I also used ffmoeghigh as suggested. unfortunatelly it didn't help. used it on ffmpegca-ecs.dll, ffmpqggca.dll and rxu.dll.

you write that there will be a new version of the program. when will it be available?
i really like your program. before i updated to AN5.05 it worked fine with AN5.01

Couldn't find the link for uploading the log-files. Will send you here...

Title: Re: AvxCat
Post by: Remy on July 06, 2020, 10:41:27 pm
thanks very much for your quick reply. i will send you the requested files.
i use version 1.5.1.4 and the rxu.dll from 12.08.2017.
I replaced it with the version from 2.05.96 but that didn't help (i'll send you the logfile also. it's FCA66103.tmp, ffmpeh-file had same content as with the newer rxu-dll-version).

also tried a version from 13.05.1996, but that lead to an error 43 when i started AVxCat. i also couldn't start print2ps.cmd for ePDF any more - strange, cause the dll-version is from that program - anyway epf stopped working since a few days for some unknown reason though i did't change anything (only thing i did was triying out some java-programs). Just telling this, cause there might be some connection with my problem with AVxCat.
I also used ffmoeghigh as suggested. unfortunatelly it didn't help. used it on ffmpegca-ecs.dll, ffmpqggca.dll and rxu.dll.

you write that there will be a new version of the program. when will it be available?
i really like your program. before i updated to AN5.05 it worked fine with AN5.01

Couldn't find the link for uploading the log-files. Will send you here...

the html mailto: function doesn't work until a default mail client is defined but my email address appears in the link.

The log file has no entry about the process.
Can you please enable extra log and then run the conversion  (wav to wav in your case) and save this extra log file after conversion.
From the tmp file, all seems ok.

Please read the private message I sent you under os2world
(V2 needs curls program)

Regards

Note: to from a command line what happens,
Edit FCA66103.TMP
add at first line  /* rexx */
add after  more_map=""  copy_metadata=""
remove   ||' 2>\pipe\avxcat66063'
Add return as last line and save the file as filename.cmd
From a cmd os2 prompt window, run filename.cmd and check all messages
If it works, then the problem may be with the named pipe.


Check you have default email program defined, see the following screen copy. If yes, mailto: under firefox should open the specified mail program.