Just for reference, Intel introduced it's Pentium before I walked this earth, so I'm not totally sure on the details.Well, thanks for making me feel old. A DOS extender is only necessary for 32-bit addressing; it's possible to do 32-bit arithmetic without one.
[...] 32-bit DOS extenders to extend memory addressing AND arithmetic to 32-bit.
However, I didn't use this build option, so an FPU is needed, which means the i386 will need an 80387 coprocessor, as it doesn't have a built-in FPU like we are used to these days.Somehow I forgot this when I posted earlier (must be getting old ), but DOS extenders can include FPU emulators, so you might not need a FPU.
Why don't you just try a directory that has pure audio music? To further debug the issue, I would start with
scanning small content and not your whole music collection and see if it works, then index more music etc.
Open a command window, that could lead you to c:\windows\system32 . M: <ret> sends you to M. cd music sends you to music....or, in Windows Explorer (My Computer), navigate to the parent folder then shift+right_click and select "open command prompt here".
The values for encoder delay and padding are included in the 'lametag' added to the lame encoded mp3. The Helix encoder does not currently write such a tag.