l3codecp.acm Troubleshoot and Download

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing l3codecp.acm files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent l3codecp.acm file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

l3codecp.acm file MPEG Audio Layer-3 Codec for MSACM. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of l3codecp.acm related errors on your device. You can also download l3codecp.acm file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename l3codecp.acm
File extension ACM
Description MPEG Audio Layer-3 Codec for MSACM
Program Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Audio Layer-3 ACM codec
Author Fraunhofer Institut Integrierte Schaltungen IIS
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Driver
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights Copyright © 2004 Fraunhofer IIS
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to l3codecp.acm file. l3codecp.acm file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to l3codecp.acm file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • l3codecp.acm is corrupted
  • l3codecp.acm cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - l3codecp.acm
  • l3codecp.acm file error
  • l3codecp.acm file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register l3codecp.acm file:
  • l3codecp.acm file could not be loaded
  • l3codecp.acm file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because l3codecp.acm file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to l3codecp.acm can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing l3codecp.acm file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

l3codecp.acm file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with l3codecp.acm file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to l3codecp.acm file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of l3codecp.acm or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to l3codecp.acm file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the l3codecp.acm file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the l3codecp.acm file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the l3codecp.acm file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace l3codecp.acm file

The last solution is to manually download and replace l3codecp.acm file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded l3codecp.acm file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of l3codecp.acm file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your l3codecp.acm file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename l3codecp.acm
System Windows 10
File size 189440 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 8cb8e75b0fb0ab840899023dcacf56d6
SHA1 4eaa7e335769e16d74a68ed66928ea97a26910f8
SHA256 57d1cd617b57ebf1d4dad3b27f16455ff86f15eab45f9d7925d468061468ece5
CRC32 ed571083
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename l3codecp.acm
System Windows 8
File size 215552 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7ddfda12db20167f1d9c8aff0def1bdd
SHA1 b5d0d91cff04aab6747528622e882a74f7824e46
SHA256 54511d384476f0cb6d4ad72a8e38f8a205a14e7c16d072aae6cc6f6044e8fcba
CRC32 0dac119f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename l3codecp.acm
System Windows Vista
File size 181760 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 0549c8d4352fee6df875bc56acf5d5ef
SHA1 62adfcb07f425ac1fae5b3e535703ddfd04228f2
SHA256 0faa55da12539a244b369b0d01dbd810560cb68e9dcded722a1cc05ede6ae03e
CRC32 3a23c46c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename l3codecp.acm
System Windows Vista
File size 220672 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 95a6dae184fc86ab9215374b7c6390f9
SHA1 c6cf258efb2a9f39e934cb1bdbbc4fc236531448
SHA256 aee5b146496142942e388a3463b9118dc1316372093bcb28fb6c42546285f249
CRC32 d577148a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\