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I have several audio files taken from a Zoom Q3HD camera that I need to edit and add to a video.

When I tried to open up the file in the Edit Audio or Edit Video tool, I get an error saying file

either is not there or is not of a recognizable format. When I checked the file type on my PC, it

says it's a .WAV file. Has anyone seen this problem before, and how can it be fixed?

 

Thank you in advance.

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I have several audio files taken from a Zoom Q3HD camera that I need to edit and add to a video.

When I tried to open up the file in the Edit Audio or Edit Video tool, I get an error saying file

either is not there or is not of a recognizable format. When I checked the file type on my PC, it

says it's a .WAV file. Has anyone seen this problem before, and how can it be fixed?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

How did you get only the audio files on your computer? Do you have the video files?

 

Navigate to the video in Media Manager or Video Wave. Right click on it and select extract audio; save as a wave file.

 

That looks like a pretty specific type of camcorder. Do you know if the audio is 24 bit (which Creator doesn't like) or 16 bit. I could not find that information

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How did you get only the audio files on your computer? Do you have the video files?

 

Navigate to the video in Media Manager or Video Wave. Right click on it and select extract audio; save as a wave file.

 

That looks like a pretty specific type of camcorder. Do you know if the audio is 24 bit (which Creator doesn't like) or 16 bit. I could not find that information

 

I copied the files from a flash memory card taken directly from the owner's camera. He said he recorded the show without video. But come to think of it, it is possible that even though there is no video, the file could still be a video file, because a 4-minute segment is over 64MB which seems quite large for an audio-only file.

 

I will try to extract the audio only out of this file and see how that goes. Thanks for the tip!

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Update:

 

Roxio's VideoWave cannot see this type of .WAV file (if you look at the list of supported file types in the Search Filter, WAV is not in there).

I tried entering the full file name directly into the dialog box of "Add Video", but VideoWave still gave an error. As a result, I could not

open the file in VideoWave in order to extract the audio.

 

I downloaded a trial version of AVS Video Editor, and was able to import this .WAV file perfectly fine. Unfortunately the trial version

doesn't have the "Extract Audio" function.

 

Is there a patch to Roxio that corrects this situation, or will I have to dump it and get AVS instead?

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Update:

 

Roxio's VideoWave cannot see this type of .WAV file (if you look at the list of supported file types in the Search Filter, WAV is not in there).

I tried entering the full file name directly into the dialog box of "Add Video", but VideoWave still gave an error. As a result, I could not

open the file in VideoWave in order to extract the audio.

 

I downloaded a trial version of AVS Video Editor, and was able to import this .WAV file perfectly fine. Unfortunately the trial version

doesn't have the "Extract Audio" function.

 

Is there a patch to Roxio that corrects this situation, or will I have to dump it and get AVS instead?

 

Video Wave will not see the wav file. Video Wave is an video editing program. I suggested Video Wave because I thought you had the video file.

 

Download the free VLC player (link) and drag the file to it. Go to the tools tab and select codec. Post a screen shot of the properties of that wav file. I bet it is 24 bit or some odd bit rate. For example:

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Sample rate for this file is indeed 24-bit, everything else is exactly as in the screenshot above.

 

Interesting that the AVS Video Editor application can open this WAV file.

Looks like I'm SOL with Roxio on this one...

 

 

It appears from the specs that it is a option that can be selected

 

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So, ask your friend if he can re-do them for you in 16 bit.

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I'll ask my friend if he can downgrade the audio files and re-send them to me.

 

Meanwhile, I've been able to graft this 24-bit audio onto my video file using AVS Video Editor.

Only issue is that my production video has a watermark on it since this is the trial version.

But at least I know this app works.

 

Too bad that Roxio doesn't support 24-bit. Had I known these limitations I wouldn't have bought

this product to begin with. The price one pays for ignorance, I guess.

 

Thanks for all your help. Really appreciate it.

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