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Sound Editor Won't Open .wav Files


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I'm trying to edit some .wav files made with an Olympus Digital Voice Recorder. I've transferred the files to my HD, but when I try to open a file in EMC 7 Sound Editor, I receive a dialog that reads: "Unable to open the file for editing: E:\My Documents\Digital Wave Player\Message\FolderB\DW_B0087.wav." The files play in Windows Media Player and Real Player, but they will not open in Sound Editor. Other .wav files on my HD do open in Sound Editor. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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The issue is the bit rate at which those files were recorded. V7/7.5 won't handle the low bit rate from that recorder. You will have to convert them to a higher bitrate and it will work fine.

 

Thank you -- that makes sense. Now if you can please tell me how to convert them to the higher bit rate I'd be most appreciative.

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The issue is the bit rate at which those files were recorded. V7/7.5 won't handle the low bit rate from that recorder. You will have to convert them to a higher bitrate and it will work fine.

 

I'm trying to edit some .wav files made with an Olympus Digital Voice Recorder. I've transferred the files to my HD, but when I try to open a file in EMC 7 Sound Editor, I receive a dialog that reads: "Unable to open the file for editing: E:\My Documents\Digital Wave Player\Message\FolderB\DW_B0087.wav." The files play in Windows Media Player and Real Player, but they will not open in Sound Editor. Other .wav files on my HD do open in Sound Editor. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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You shoud try to use Audicity or GoldWave (my favorite). Both should recognize the files and convert them individually or as a batch to a higher bit rate that Sound Editor will recognize.

 

Thank you -- that makes sense. Now if you can please tell me how to convert them to the higher bit rate I'd be most appreciative.
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