Forum > PaCa v1 - Loud static instead of music

NemaSuneimi
Joined: Jun 11
2011-06-01, 14:28
It's been a long while since I fired up Pazaak Cantina v1.8.2 - now when I play the game all three of the music tracks are loud static noise (the game works fine with no music; also, the .mp3 files themselves play properly in iTunes, etc.). I really enjoy the cantina music, though, so I was hoping to get some insight here on how I might fix it. I tried re-installing with no luck.

The music for PC v.2 works, btw, and I'm looking forward to seeing it finished -- I just enjoy the old-school KoTOR stylings from v1. :)
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DarthRevan
Joined: Nov 09
2011-06-25, 15:44
The music files are MP3s played through decoders, which are installed in your windows system. If the MP3 decoder can't handle the MP3 file, such noise may appear.

You have to change your MP3 decoder to another one, which can handle the files. This can be achieved by uninstalling the application which uses the broken MP3 decoder or by installing the CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) which replaces the MP3 decoder with a better one.

You can list all installed decoders with this tool: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/DirectShow_Filter_Manager

Keep in mind, that you can do severe damage to your windows system with such tools, resulting in unplayability of video/music files.

Edit: With the above tool, you can also set the filter merit. Try to change the filter merit for the codec "MP3 Decoder DMO" to "preferred" or higher. This is afaik the default windows MP3 decoder.
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NemaSuneimi
Joined: Jun 11
2011-06-26, 00:35
Yes! Thanks so much for the DirectShow Filter Manager. All I had to do was reset to default filters and my cantina music is back. :)
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NemaSuneimi
Joined: Jun 11
2011-06-26, 00:36
Well, "Restore standard DirectX codecs" in Troubleshooting.
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