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Spin Doctor Can't Load Stereo Files!


michaeldthompson

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I am using Toast 6 Titanium and am having a great deal of trouble getting Spin Doctor to import AIFF files if they are stereo interleaved. It can import mono files just fine (you can then play them and do all the things Spin Doctor is supposed to do). But when I try to load a stereo file, it crashes every time. Are there any compatibility issues with OSX Tiger?

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Hey -on emore thing...I can't help but think my problem has to do with the fact that I have Bias Sound Soap Pro on my maching. I have seen some posts mention that this can cause problems. I have tried taking the VST plug-ins out of their folders in both the main and system libraries. Is there anythign else I should try?

 

Thanks again for your help!

The conflict with Soundsoap is with its VST plugins only. Dragging them out of the VST folder should eliminate any issue with Soundsoap. In the Toast 7 forum we've been discussing a different problem with Soundsoap 2 and Spin Doctor 3. But your symptoms are different from those.

 

Frankly I can't think of a reason for your issue and I don't recall anyone previously describing this problem. Any issue I had with Spin Doctor opening files happened from the start of the import. If you tried this on a different Mac my sense is it would work. If that's true then the most likely culprit is a glitch in that Mac's OS (possibly requiring a reinstall) or some other audio application or device that's creating a conflict.

 

One thing you can try is to download and apply Apple's combined system update. If it is an OS issue applying the combined updater sometimes fixes odd little problems.

 

Beyond that, I'm out of ideas.

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Hey, thanks so much for responding to my issue. I am glad to hear someone is listening (even if Roxio is not responding!). Anyway, your suggestion made sense and I followed it to the letter three times and still got the same result I was previously having! Yes, I have taken the VST plug-ins out of both my VST folders as I tried all this. If I can risk looking a gift-horse in the mouth, do you have any other suggestions?

 

Thanks Again,

Mike

Does Spin Doctor see the AIFF file or is it greyed out when you try to select it? Have you tried opening an AIFF file you copied from an audio CD so that it hasn't been saved by a different application? I'm trying to narrow the possibilities. What's confounding is your stating that it opens mono files but not stereo ones. Have you tried trashing the Spin Doctor plist file from your User>Library>Preferences folder?

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Does Spin Doctor see the AIFF file or is it greyed out when you try to select it? Have you tried opening an AIFF file you copied from an audio CD so that it hasn't been saved by a different application? I'm trying to narrow the possibilities. What's confounding is your stating that it opens mono files but not stereo ones. Have you tried trashing the Spin Doctor plist file from your User>Library>Preferences folder?

 

Thanks again for the response. Yes, Spindoctor does see the stereo Aif file (it is not greyed out). It actually starts to load it but as soon as the progress line gets to half-way, it crashes). I tried loading a file from a regular audio CD, same thing. I have trashed preferences as well!

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I am using Toast 6 Titanium and am having a great deal of trouble getting Spin Doctor to import AIFF files if they are stereo interleaved. It can import mono files just fine (you can then play them and do all the things Spin Doctor is supposed to do). But when I try to load a stereo file, it crashes every time. Are there any compatibility issues with OSX Tiger?

This is not a compatibility issue with Tiger. It is a problem with the head (I believe) in the AIFF file that has been saved by another application. If you drag that AIFF file to Toast's Audio window, select it in the window, click Export and save it as a new AIFF file I bet the Toast-saved file will open in Spin Doctor.

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This is not a compatibility issue with Tiger. It is a problem with the head (I believe) in the AIFF file that has been saved by another application. If you drag that AIFF file to Toast's Audio window, select it in the window, click Export and save it as a new AIFF file I bet the Toast-saved file will open in Spin Doctor.

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Hey, thanks so much for responding to my issue. I am glad to hear someone is listening (even if Roxio is not responding!). Anyway, your suggestion made sense and I followed it to the letter three times and still got the same result I was previously having! Yes, I have taken the VST plug-ins out of both my VST folders as I tried all this. If I can risk looking a gift-horse in the mouth, do you have any other suggestions?

 

Thanks Again,

Mike

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Thanks again for the response. Yes, Spindoctor does see the stereo Aif file (it is not greyed out). It actually starts to load it but as soon as the progress line gets to half-way, it crashes). I tried loading a file from a regular audio CD, same thing. I have trashed preferences as well!

 

Hey -on emore thing...I can't help but think my problem has to do with the fact that I have Bias Sound Soap Pro on my maching. I have seen some posts mention that this can cause problems. I have tried taking the VST plug-ins out of their folders in both the main and system libraries. Is there anythign else I should try?

 

Thanks again for your help!

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