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Old 5th December 2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default wav file problem- compatibility?

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So I've been editing some 24/96 wav files generated in Goldwave. When I try to play them back using foobar or WMP, I get a "file type not supported or file is corrupted" error. The files open fine in Goldwave. If I save them from Goldwave as FLAC, they open OK in foobar and WMP. What am I doing wrong?
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What am I doing wrong?
Not using Audacity. I just tried this on a 24/96 file saved with Audacity and it opens and plays fine in foobar (under Windows 7, don't ask me which version as its Chinese ).
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There are several ways to save wave files from Goldwave. You are probably choosing the wrong one. PCM signed, 24 bit, stereo should do the trick.
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I just saved a .wav since I normally play .wav files in foobar. How silly of me.

edit: I double checked, that's how I was saving it. And still no go in foobar.
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Does it work fine if you do the same at 16/44.1?
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Either of two file-header formats that can be used to describe a 24-bit wave file. Letís call them Old-school and New-school. Some programs, such as WMP, insist that 24-bit wave files use only New-school headers although they accept Old-school headers for 16-bit wave files. And there are a lot of Old-school programs that know nothing about the new, preferred header format.
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Higher-resolution wavs have often modified headers - so called wav extensible

WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE

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Does it work fine if you do the same at 16/44.1?
Haven't tried it. Good experiment.

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Either of two file-header formats that can be used to describe a 24-bit wave file. Letís call them Old-school and New-school. Some programs, such as WMP, insist that 24-bit wave files use only New-school headers although they accept Old-school headers for 16-bit wave files. And there are a lot of Old-school programs that know nothing about the new, preferred header format.
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Higher-resolution wavs have often modified headers - so called wav extensible

WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE

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Ah, I suspected something like that. Thanks a lot, guys!
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Sox can convert between the two variants easily.
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Strange. I just made a 96/24 file in Goldwave and saved it 2 ways. PCM signed and PCM (obsolete). Both play just fine in WMP, Quicktime, Audacity, Media Player Classic and several wave editors. No difference. I don't have Foobar or Winamp installed at the moment.

Don't know why you are having the trouble.
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