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Wave Corrector

Convert Vinyl Records and Tapes to CD & Digital Audio

Frequently Asked Questions - All FAQs

FAQs - All FAQs

Download the installation file, wcor_37.exe, from our website download page, http://www.wavecor.co.uk/wavedl and save it to a convenient location on your computer. Then, double click on the file icon to launch the Wave Corrector set-up program. This will install the program files and create an entry in your start menu.

Wave Corrector uses various techniques to deter software piracy. One of these is to generate a spoof registration if an unauthorised key is detected. The spoof registration is in the name of 'Fanlight Fanny' and it locks out further attempts to register the program.

If you have previously used an unauthorised key and now want to enter a genuine registration, you will need to remove Wave Corrector from your computer and replace it with a new copy. To do this, proceed as follows:

  1. Un-install Wave Corrector:- Start the Windows Control Panel applet ?Add Remove Programs?; then select ?Wave Corrector from the list to un-install.
  2. Re-install Wave Corrector. (If you no longer have the original installation file, you can download it from our website at wavedl.)
  3. The ?Register Wave Corrector? command will now be available.

If you're curious about Fanlight Fanny, she was a notorious nightclub hostess immortalised in a song by the Lancashire comic actor George Formby. He performed the song in the film Trouble Brewing.

Both the name and key are case sensitive so you have to enter them exactly as shown in your registration email. For example, if your name is shown as 'John Smith', do not enter 'john smith' or 'JOHN SMITH'. The key (eg 'ABCDEFGH') is always upper case. Also, make sure there are no leading or trailing spaces and that there is a single space between your first name and surname.

Registration keys are generated automatically when your order is processed. Therefore, you should receive your registration key within a few minutes of placing your order.

Occasionally registration emails can be blocked by over-enthusiastic spam filters. In the event of non delivery, please check your spam filter settings and contact Wave Corrector support for your key to be re-sent.

With current versions of Wave Corrector there is an Un-install option under Start Menu/Programs/Wave Corrector.

Older versions are un-installed by opening Add/Remove Programs applet in the Windows Control Panel. Select "Wave Corrector" from the list and click the button "Add/Remove". This launches the Wave Corrector un-install program. All Wave Corrector files will be removed from your computer and all its registry entries will be deleted.

Windows uses separate controls for playback and recording so it is not unusual for this to occur. To enable recording from line-in, select the 'Record New Wave File' command in Wave Corrector, and then in the Recording Window, click the 'Set Volume' button. This will launch the Windows Volume Control recording applet. Ensure that the 'Line' input is selected and that its volume slider is turned up. You should now be able to record.

Note, you can also reach the recording control by double clicking on the Volume icon in the system tray. Then select Options/Properties/Adjust Volume for Recording; and proceed as above.

This message means that you are trying to process a file that is not in the correct audio format.

If you are using Wave Corrector to make your recordings (ie using the ?Record New Wave File? command on the File Menu), then you won?t ever get this message. This is because Wave Corrector forces all new recordings to be in the correct format. If you use another recording program, then ensure that your files are formatted as 16-bit or 24-bit stereo with a sampling rate of 44.1, 48.0,.88.2 or 96.0kHz.

It is also possible to receive this message if your forget to click the 'Record' button in the Wave Corrector Record Window. If you forget to do this, then the program will never start recording and you will end up with an empty file. This also (somewhat misleadingly) gives the same error message.

 Not directly. Because of licensing restrictions we do not support MP3. However, Wave Corrector does support the open source equivalent of MP3 called Ogg Vorbis. Ogg Vorbis has significant advantages over MP3, the most important of which is audio quality as verified by many independent tests. It is also free of "digital rights management" issues which can compromise library security if, for example, you need to back up your library onto a second computer. You can find out more at the Ogg Vorbis Official website.

As well as Ogg Vorbis, Wave Corrector also supports a lossless compression format called Monkey's Audio .ape. Lossless compression avoids the audio degradation inherent in lossy compression systems such as MP3 and Ogg Vorbis.

Wave Corrector also supports the use of  external command-line encoders. If you have a suitable encoder installed on your PC (eg LAME.EXE ) then you can configure Wave Corrector to use it to generate MP3 files.

If your computer is equipped with a CD burner, then it will have burning software installed (probably Easy CD Creator or Nero). This will have been supplied with the burner.

When you use Wave Corrector's 'Save and Close' command, it generates wave files (one per track) ready for burning. You simply need start your burning software and select the wave files created by Wave Corrector. Remember to select 'Disk-at-Once' mode if you want to avoid 2 second gaps between tracks.

No, we only deliver Wave Corrector electronically via the Internet.