Thanks very much for the quick response...needless to say, I'm a little desperate, with the client asking now, after a year, for CDs (I digitized more than 6 hours of his original compositions from his 1/4 reel to reel tapes!)
The file extension is .aiff. I've tried renaming to .aif and .mov but no difference. I've tried opening the .aiff files on PC, no luck.
All the audio programs I've tried, from Soundtrack Pro to ITunes recognize the files as .aiff, but will not open them.
Spin Doctor does NOT recognize them, i.e. they do not appear in the Spin Doctor window as "previous files".
I cannot import them into the Toast Audio window.
I reinstalled Toast 7 on a G4 Ibook running OS 10.3.9, and did a test Spin Doctor recording, which produced an .aiff file that works fine. But when I copy off one of the archived files from a dvd onto that machine, again, nothing works.
The icon for the bad files is the normal Spin Doctor .aiff file icon.
So...what is the workaround you mention for the problem with later versions of Spin Doctor? I'll try anything.
As I mentioned in my first post, I'm a very experienced computer jockey...I work professionally as a video producer and documentary maker...and I have never, ever run into anything like this!