Missing Audio Codec tag 120

I’m getting this error message while trying to play an audio file:

“The audio codec identified by the format tag 120 is required to play this file. You’ve encountered error message C00D10D1 while using Windows Media Player. Codec is missing. Windows Media Player cannot play this file because the Philip CELP (120) codec is not installed on your computer”

Can anyone help me? reply

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12-27-2007 01:17 AM
Confused1Frustrated

(You double posted, so I deleted the other post.)

This one was HARD to find!

So far, I haven’t been able to find a standalone or *compact* installer, but if you really need to play back that audio/media file, here are the steps.

tag 120 is Philips CELP
It comes with certain Philips products, in particular the SpeechMike line (a bunch of voice recognition/dictation products I think).

- Go to http://dictation.philips.com
- Pick your country.
- On the left pane choose 'Support Center', then 'Software Downloads'
- On 'Desktop Dictation' pick “SpeechMike Classic”. Then click the arrow. I know there are others that may lead to the same, or perhaps shorter downloads, but this one definitely works.
- Download the “SpeechMike Classic/Pro/Barcode Driver & Utility Software V2.3/160”. It’s gonna be a while: it’s 117 MB!!!
- Run it (or extract it with winzip/winrar/7-zip and run the file named setup.exe in the setup folder). Pick Manual Installation, and make sure Drivers is selected.

I know this works, because the zip file contains a folder named TestData with a file named T_CELP.WAV which is a sample wave file encoded in tag 120 (you can easily check that with gspot). I wasn’t able to play the file prior to installation, and it played just fine after.

I know the installer installs a lot of things you don’t need besides the codec, but at the moment, that’s the best I could find.

Perhaps someone could send Philips an e-mail asking them to create a small installation program just for the codec.


If you want to clean up (aka uninstall the program to save space, BUT keep the codec) get back to me in this thread. I can give you steps (it’s kind of lengthy). If you’re an advanced user and know how to do it, the file of interest is smcelp32.acm, and the registry string you’ll need to add is “msacm.smcelp32” without quotes. reply

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12-27-2007 07:20 AM
anonymous
1,580 posts

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!!!!

Anonymous, you are so kind to help me out. I had been searching on the computer for HOURS....and I’m not an advanced user! (So you can imagine my frustration)

Your instructions were excellent, your knowledge unfathomable (to me!) How you know where to find this stuff is WAY beyond me.

It did take a LONG time to download....but it works!!!

Thank you again Anonymous for sharing your wisdom. You are absolutely awesome! reply

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12-27-2007 07:29 PM
Confused1Frustrated

Can someone please help. I am trying to install the above Philips CELP 120. Have followed instructions as above and all is fine, downloaded the SpeechMikeClassic. However, once that is installed and you run it, I am being told to 'Unzip' or run WinZip. It won’t let me run WinZip so I have unzipped but now cannot find any trace of what I have downloaded. Could someone please tell me where I will find this so I can open my very important attachment!!!!!

Thanks very much. reply

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09-19-2008 07:21 AM
Very Frustrated

the smcelp32.acm is also installed with this program
which is only 11mb.

[SMCELP.UpdateIni]
system.ini,drivers32,,“MSACM.SMCELP32=SMCELP32.acm”

http://www.sylvansoftware.com/DownLoads/CyberPlayer.exe

more info:
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/sylvansoftware.com/downloads/8121655/ reply

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01-04-2009 12:02 PM
compn

Thanks for the help. It works. Can you help me uninstall the software but keep the coded please.

anonymous wrote:
(You double posted, so I deleted the other post.)

This one was HARD to find!

So far, I haven’t been able to find a standalone or *compact* installer, but if you really need to play back that audio/media file, here are the steps.

tag 120 is Philips CELP
It comes with certain Philips products, in particular the SpeechMike line (a bunch of voice recognition/dictation products I think).

- Go to http://dictation.philips.com
- Pick your country.
- On the left pane choose 'Support Center', then 'Software Downloads'
- On 'Desktop Dictation' pick “SpeechMike Classic”. Then click the arrow. I know there are others that may lead to the same, or perhaps shorter downloads, but this one definitely works.
- Download the “SpeechMike Classic/Pro/Barcode Driver & Utility Software V2.3/160”. It’s gonna be a while: it’s 117 MB!!!
- Run it (or extract it with winzip/winrar/7-zip and run the file named setup.exe in the setup folder). Pick Manual Installation, and make sure Drivers is selected.

I know this works, because the zip file contains a folder named TestData with a file named T_CELP.WAV which is a sample wave file encoded in tag 120 (you can easily check that with gspot). I wasn’t able to play the file prior to installation, and it played just fine after.

I know the installer installs a lot of things you don’t need besides the codec, but at the moment, that’s the best I could find.

Perhaps someone could send Philips an e-mail asking them to create a small installation program just for the codec.


If you want to clean up (aka uninstall the program to save space, BUT keep the codec) get back to me in this thread. I can give you steps (it’s kind of lengthy). If you’re an advanced user and know how to do it, the file of interest is smcelp32.acm, and the registry string you’ll need to add is “msacm.smcelp32” without quotes.

reply

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03-18-2010 01:58 AM
tikensoup

Hey, thanks a lot for posting this, it helped me a lot in the past. However, I just upgraded from vista to windows 7
and i haven’t saved the cyber player program and now the link http://www.sylvansoftware.com/DownLoads/CyberPlayer.exe doesn’t work anymore...

I really need help please!

compn wrote:
the smcelp32.acm is also installed with this program
which is only 11mb.

[SMCELP.UpdateIni]
system.ini,drivers32,,“MSACM.SMCELP32=SMCELP32.acm”

http://www.sylvansoftware.com/DownLoads/CyberPlayer.exe

more info:
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/sylvansoftware.com/downloads/8121655/

reply

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03-18-2010 12:21 PM
Buzydrey

Try the alternative solution then. the downloads from the philips site seem to have changed, so try them both. reply

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03-18-2010 03:21 PM
carrot

I don’t know why but he first time i tries to install both programs from phillips i didn’t work... but now It does...

Thanks! reply

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03-18-2010 05:17 PM
Buzydrey007

Whenever I want to play windows media player,it is showing audio codec is missing.Thereby no sound is coming from speakers.Please guide us how to down load audio codec compaatable to my system.My system is windows xp.I solicit your guidance in the matter. reply

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03-28-2010 08:02 AM
chary

the acm file is hosted at:
http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/drivers32/new/smcelp32.acm

there should be instructions for installing an acm codec on google somewheres... good luck! reply

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04-05-2010 02:39 PM
compn
94 posts

Thanks to the last post from “compn
" and some google research I finally did it:

1.- download this codec file http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/drivers32/new/smcelp32.acm

2.- copy it to c:\windows\system32

3.- open notepad and paste this (text only, without the lines, of course):
_________________________________________________________________
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32]
“MSACM.SMCELP32”=“SMCELP32.acm”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\drivers.desc]
“SMCELP32.acm”=“PHILIPS CELP”

_________________________________________________________________

3.- Save the file as smcelp32.reg (don’t forget to choose “All files” in the “Save as type:"

4.- Apply/execute the file that you have just create

you’re done, you can now play the audio file. reply

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01-09-2012 01:24 PM
kernell
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