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stevejolly



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:01 pm    Post subject: Balky .wav file Reply with quote

Martin, I have a balky .wav file that my (much-used and appreciated) Amadeus Pro 2.2.2 refuses to open, given me an error message that it "An error occurred...This does not appear to be a valid Wave file" -- however, several other Mac editors including Audacity open it immediately.

It's not actually a problem for me, because I exported it from Audacity to .aiff and them immediately opened it in Amadeus Pro. Still -- intending to be of help to you, my obvious question: might APro be parsing .wav files a tiny bit too strictly, or is this actually a seriously flawed file?

It was exported from an iPhone app that I use often for of its ability to (legally) record dialed-out calls; I archive my training calls for various employees using it. I notice that APro is refusing to open other Recorder-exported .wav files -- and those, too, are being opened immediately by Audacity, etc.

I'm assuming that your guidance on this will apply to every user, so we might all learn something useful. Would you like for me to forward one of these files to you, for your closer examination?
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Martin Hairer
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:19 pm    Post subject: Balky .wav file Reply with quote

Dear Steve, this sounds like the sort of thing that might happen when the file has a .wav extension, but isn't actually a WAVE file. If you send me a Dropbox link to the file I am happy to have a quick look. Regards,

Martin

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:19 am    Post subject: What became of this? Reply with quote

Hi Martin,

Just wondering what became of this discussion? I'm having the same problem with files that I recorded using a USB recorder. It's one of my favorite tools and I want to keep using it, but there are definitely artifacts that need to be removed from time to time. It seems to happen regardless of the individual unit, i.e., I've used more than one of these recorders, and Amadeus can't open any of them (but Audacity can). Thanks to the last user for the work-around.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:04 am    Post subject: Balky .wav file Reply with quote

Hi, could you please send me a Dropbox link to one of the files that Amadeus cannot open?
Thanks,

Martin

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