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The WMP Bundled MP3 codec is the L3CODECA.ACM encoder "Fraunhofer Advanced MPEG" codec has limitations on available bit-rates andkeeps the sampling rate at below 22,050Khz it is licensed by Microsoft and ACM (Audio Compression Manager) is also by Microsoft
To improve the bitrates and sample rates available to you install and activate the Professional Fraunhofer ACM codec this is called L3CODECP.ACM, use the included TWEAK to remove the Advanced version and enable the Professional version after you have installed it.
The another version of the Fraunhofer MP3 codec is L3CODECX.ACM, and is a decode version ONLY and can be seen in the drivers.desc in the registry this can't be used as an ACM for re-encoding in VirtualDub and other such programs. This is also included in the zip file HERE
If you want to remove the MP3 decoder only L3CODECX.ACM I suggest that you use Codec Sniper be carefull only DELETE press once keep your sound ON if it says HEADSHOT it has been removed....
Check with Sherlock Detective to see if the Codec has been removed sucessfully this is also the best way to view all your Audio and Video codecs it will give you version number and manufacture details
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