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#1 b@xlcode.com

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 04:44 PM

I have a Creative labs recorder and have recorded some speaches (mono not sterio).  However, my device saves them as .wav files.  However, one of them I want to edit (chop off the last 5 minutes) and another I want to split into two files.  However, when I try to open the file in Sound Editor (EMC8), it won't let me but gives an error message saying that it is a non-supported file type.  What gives?  I can't find anything like this in the knwldg database.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 05:18 PM

View Postb@xlcode.com, on Jul 2 2006, 12:44 PM, said:

I have a Creative labs recorder and have recorded some speaches (mono not sterio).  However, my device saves them as .wav files.  However, one of them I want to edit (chop off the last 5 minutes) and another I want to split into two files.  However, when I try to open the file in Sound Editor (EMC8), it won't let me but gives an error message saying that it is a non-supported file type.  What gives?  I can't find anything like this in the knwldg database.

Any suggestions?

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Hi Michael,
can you do me a favor, can you in a file manager right click the wav file and on the top tap select summary
(like the picture attached)
so we here can see what the audio files specs are, as this may help other here find a resolve for your issue.
wav.JPG

Edited by Neil, 01 July 2006 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 09:08 AM

I think you're on the right track Neil.Seems I remember problems with recorders not recording at the supported bit rate and having files that are not supported.
Michael,you might do a search on the boards to see if you can find the posts made about this.
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Posted 02 July 2006 - 06:56 PM

thank you both for responding to my most frustrating problem.  I would not have posted the questions without searching for an existing answer of which I was fully unable to find.  :huh:  Perhaps i just didn't use the right search.  I don't know, but here's what my "Summary" says:

Bit Rate - 129kbps
Audio sample size - 4 bit
Channels - 2(stereo)
Audio smaple rate - 6 kHz
Audio format - IMA ADPCM

I'm just a newbie, :)  so I don't know that all of this hyroglifics is, but what's an IMA ADPCM?  I thought it was a .wav file.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:01 PM

don't think Sound Editor in EMC 8 works with 4 bit audio...

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:03 PM

View Postgaper1, on Jul 3 2006, 03:01 PM, said:

don't think Sound Editor in EMC 8 works with 4 bit audio...


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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:07 PM

OK, you got me.  What is 4 bit audio?  What should it be for it to work in Sound Editor?

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:20 PM

The sample rate does need to be at least 8 bit.Take a look at this thread:http://forums.suppor...?...c=4191&st=0
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Posted 04 July 2006 - 04:26 AM

View Postgaper1, on Jul 2 2006, 11:01 PM, said:

don't think Sound Editor in EMC 8 works with 4 bit audio...
4 bit audio is a problem, and the 6KHz sampling may also be too low for Sound Editor.

My suggestion would be to get the demo version of GoldWave.  If it'll open it, you should then be able to convert it to 8 or 16 bit samples, and a higher sample rate, such as 11.025KHz.

Hope that helps!
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