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makimakimaki 24th August 2012 09:27 PM

[CONFIRMED] MPA Decoder Filter Bug
Using BS.Player 2.62 Build 1068

I think it is a bug because I can't scroll down to AAC Decoder settings or any other settings below. Any suggestions how can I get to these other settings?

BSPeter 25th August 2012 01:02 PM

Bug confirmed!
Sorry don't know a workaround (yet).

adicoto 25th August 2012 06:40 PM

Maybe using TAB ?

BSPeter 25th August 2012 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by adicoto (Beitrag 60196)
Maybe using TAB ?


adicoto 26th August 2012 05:19 AM

It seems that BSPlayer's codec manager download an ancient version of MPA decoder (ver released by gabest probably around 2006-2007.
Meanwhile the project was updated and there is a new release ( :: Download MPA Decoder : As the name says MPA Decoder will help to decode MPA files

Download and install, probably the bug is gone by now.
Also, as a workaround you can install CoreAAC :: Download CoreAAC Directshow filter : CoreAAC is an AAC DirectShow filter decoder based on FAAD2

I am using an older version (1.0) for many years and had no problem at all.

BSPeter 26th August 2012 07:44 PM

I think the version loaded by BS.Player's codecmanager is Gabest last "official" version. Apparently you didn't test and try yourself! Version as referred to by you doesn't solve makimakimaki's reported issue. In fact it instead adds new problems (see text below the picture). This new version seems stripped down and simply doesn't cover AAC-audio as you can see from the picture below. (Most probably BS.Player in its default installation uses FFDShow for AAC. I didn't test that now though.) Codecmanager indicates in its info that this filter is an "Alternate audio decoder for AC3/DTS and MPEG audio", which also suggests that BS.Player doesn't use it for any other purposes (such as AAC). So perhaps this issue in fact is only a cosmetical issue which could (?) maybe easily be repaired by slightly shortening (=moving bottom border up) the window shown for MPA Decoder's properties.
When (easy method: quick and dirty) testing this newer (but non-Gabest!) version, I played several movies and quite a few gave errors, whereas they played without any problems with the "old" MPA Decoder filter. (Also afterwards when I went back to version So that is IMHO a very good and valid reason to stick to the "old".
(Like I said, my testing was "quick and dirty", so it might just be that this caused the errors.)

adicoto 26th August 2012 08:19 PM

Unfortunately, on Gabest page, the same issue (can't scroll down) was reported somwhere in 2008 and no response since then.

BSPeter 26th August 2012 09:15 PM

Like I already said it most probably is just a cosmetical issue as it isn't likely that BS.Player's team ever intended MPA Decoder to be used for AAC-audio. (I found an older GUI which I reproduce hereunder for reference purposes only.)

So I cannot but think that the issue reported is just a cosmetical remnant of this older (but discontinued) GUI.

BSPeter 27th August 2012 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by makimakimaki (Beitrag 60134)
...I think it is a bug because I can't scroll down to AAC Decoder settings or any other settings below. Any suggestions how can I get to these other settings? ...

As meanwhile may have become clear, this doesn't - in fact - concern a bug in BS.Player, but rather a cosmetical issue of the filter itself (though maybe it is possible (I don't know) for BS.Player's developper(s) to bring the window's bottom border e.g. one mm up, so that the filter's obsolete text becomes hidden). BS.Player doesn't rely on MPA decoder for AAC audio, but instead I expect that (in BS.Player's default installation, with only its preferred codecs/filters installed) it will use ffdshow Audio decoder to take care of AAC audio.

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