I have a 64-bit version of Windows and no converter menu options come up when I right-click on a song!
Posted by Eric VanLandingham on 19 July 2012 01:36 AM
The right-click menu doesn't work with 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8. We do not have any updates that fix this problem.
There are two solutions to the issue.
The easy solution
Download WOW64Menu from this link http://www.gasanov.net/WOW64Menu.asp and install it.
You'll now have a new option called "Show Wow64 Menu" when you right click an audio file.
It looks like this
Once you click it, you'll see the Acoustica converter options as expected.
Here's a work around that works with XP and Vista:
1. Right-cick on the Windows desktop, select New and then Shortcut
2. In "Type the location of this item," copy and paste the following without quotes: "%Systemroot%\SysWOW64\explorer.exe /separate"
3. Click Next and in "Type a name for this shortcut:" call it "Windows 32 bit Explorer"
4. Click Finish
Use that icon to browse to the location of your songs and you'll be able to convert them with the right-click menu.
Windows 7 users note: the 32-bit explorer shell work around outlined above does not work with 64-bit Windows 7.
The other way to use the converter with 64-bit Windows is to use the command line interface:
Bring up a Windows command line interface by clicking on the Windows Start menu and typing "command" in the Run box or the "Start Search" box.
You can use the converter via the command line like this:
For example to convert a .wma file into a .mp3 file, It might look like this:
mp3towave -3 "c:\my music\mysong.wma"
If you are not in the converter folder, you could type:
c:\program files\acoustica audio converter pro\mp3towave -3 "c:\my music\mysong.wma"