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sound editor cannot find file


jstech

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captured wav file using the option to "capture audio from sound card" this came out fine, but the resulting file needed a bit of editing.

i then switched to the sound editor, edited my file, and was told that in order to save the changes i had made i had to save it as "save project as"

i did this and quit.

next time up, went to load the project back into sound editor, and recieved this message:

"File not found". please enter the path to the correct file. i did this, and the file still was not found.

The file has the extension of .dmse

 

the file is sitting on my hard drive. if i click on it, roxio opens up the sound editor, and again i get the message that the file has not been found. (there are 2 of them). the files, btw are only 5 kb each.

 

what happened, and how do i fix it. i still have the original wave files.

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I'm having my third cup now. Perhaps between the two of us, the poster will understand that the original files have to be available in the same location as when the project was started. :)

 

 

ok- here's the deal. i extracted the audio files from a dvd. saved them in my documents/my music/recorded tracks/ (name of wav file here)

 

then i went to work on them in the sound editor. at all times the original wavs that i created stayed in the original folder. i saved the project. when i went to open the project, wound editor could not find the files.

i did not move the original files.

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ok- here's the deal. i extracted the audio files from a dvd. saved them in my documents/my music/recorded tracks/ (name of wav file here)

then i went to work on them in the sound editor. at all times the original wavs that i created stayed in the original folder. i saved the project. when i went to open the project, wound editor could not find the files.

i did not move the original files.

 

Try navigating to that wav file and right click and open with Sound Editor. If it does not open; it has been corrupted. The dmse file may also have been corrupted so that it can't find the orignal.

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What happens if you right click on the file and then click on "Open With" and choose another program to see if it will open in that program ???

 

Frank...

 

there are no other programs that will open a dmse file. that file is created only by roxio. the original waves are in my documents/my music/saved audio files.

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The .dmse file does NOT contain a copy of the original audio file. It is strictly a 'to do' list for the editor. The original WAV file must be in the same location when you open the .dmse file. If you deleted the file or renamed it, then Sound Editor will complain and should give you a choice to find it. Just navigate to the file when this happens.

 

The edits and changes will NOT take affect until you EXPORT the clip out to as a separate file.

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Try navigating to that wav file and right click and open with Sound Editor. If it does not open; it has been corrupted. The dmse file may also have been corrupted so that it can't find the orignal.

 

how come the wav file opens with other programs? if that is so, then it can't be corrupted, now can it.

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I just did a test.I added a track to Sound Editor,cut part of it out and exported it to my desktop.I then did a "save as" for the project.

Now back to opening SE and trying the project.If I just open the project all is well.If I delete the clip I exported first then SE opens the project just fine.If I move the original file I loaded in to SE then when I try and load the project it comes up with the dialog box asking for the path to the file,just like we're saying it should.

So,what causes this is SE not being able to find the exact file in the exact location it was loaded into the project from.

Are you sure that the file name and/or path have not been changed in the slightest bit?And if you get the dialog box can you navigate to the file and hit ok?

If you can't do this then I would suggest maybe trying a repair of your installation.This is how the process should work and if it's not for you then it's possible it could be a software corruption.

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The .dmse file does NOT contain a copy of the original audio file. It is strictly a 'to do' list for the editor. The original WAV file must be in the same location when you open the .dmse file. If you deleted the file or renamed it, then Sound Editor will complain and should give you a choice to find it. Just navigate to the file when this happens.

 

The edits and changes will NOT take affect until you EXPORT the clip out to as a separate file.

 

 

then are you saying that they original wave file and the dmse file must reside in the same file.

and if i EXPORT the file out, what format do i save it in?

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then are you saying that they original wave file and the dmse file must reside in the same file.

They do not have to be in the same folder.

 

and if i EXPORT the file out, what format do i save it in?

You can save it as mp3 and wav format among others. You'll see choices when you are about to export the edited audio.

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then are you saying that they original wave file and the dmse file must reside in the same file.

and if i EXPORT the file out, what format do i save it in?

 

No,what he's saying is that the project does not contain the files.If you renamed them or moved them from the original place then the project can't find the files when it goes to use them.

You can export the clip in whatever format you choose.The resultant file has nothing to do with the original project.Exporting the clip and saving the project are 2 different things.

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No,what he's saying is that the project does not contain the files.If you renamed them or moved them from the original place then the project can't find the files when it goes to use them.

You can export the clip in whatever format you choose.The resultant file has nothing to do with the original project.Exporting the clip and saving the project are 2 different things.

 

 

The problem is that i can save the project. the dmse files are saved in the roxio folder. when i tell the program to open them, it says that it cannot find the files. if i click on the dmse files in the roxio folder, sound editor opens and then tells me it cannot find the files. which files is it looking for?

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The problem is that i can save the project. the dmse files are saved in the roxio folder. when i tell the program to open them, it says that it cannot find the files. if i click on the dmse files in the roxio folder, sound editor opens and then tells me it cannot find the files. which files is it looking for?

 

The original files that you later edited.

 

The dmse file is a road map. First it has to have the original file then the program adds the changes you made. If it can't find the original file, it can't apply the changes and that's why you get the message.

 

Did you move or delete the original file you started with? Did you have it on your computer or did you just work form a CD? Is so, you must have the original CD in your reader.

 

You save or save as a dmse file if you want to do more editing or add more music. You export clip or track if you are finished working on it.

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When you work in Sound Editor you work on the original file but you never really change it.Your changes are saved as what becomes a copy of the original file with the changes made.

The project is just a list of the files that were added to be worked on.When you save the project it remembers where the files were that were added to the project.They need to remain in the locations they were in when the project was saved or Sound Editor won't be able to find them the next time you try to open the project.

Do not move the original files,if you do the project won't find them when you try to open it.

 

Oops,Sorry Steve for late posting.That's what happens when you stop to make coffee in the middle of a post...lol

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When you work in Sound Editor you work on the original file but you never really change it.Your changes are saved as what becomes a copy of the original file with the changes made.

The project is just a list of the files that were added to be worked on.When you save the project it remembers where the files were that were added to the project.They need to remain in the locations they were in when the project was saved or Sound Editor won't be able to find them the next time you try to open the project.

Do not move the original files,if you do the project won't find them when you try to open it.

 

Oops,Sorry Steve for late posting.That's what happens when you stop to make coffee in the middle of a post...lol

 

I'm having my third cup now. Perhaps between the two of us, the poster will understand that the original files have to be available in the same location as when the project was started. :)

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