I'm revisiting this thread again, in the hopes that someone might be able to help me resurrect a 0 byte file. I spent a good deal of time with it last year, but things got busy, and haven't settled down much since.
This was a killer set by Portland's own Jackie-O Motherf*cker, from the 2010 PDX Pop Now! Festival; maybe it still is, I don't know.
I had an Edirol R-04 running for this set, and we hadn't got the cables together yet for a SBD feed, so only two channels were used, for two mics at center stage lip.
I was stage manager for the event, and was handling the changeover after their set, instead of running back to the oar to shut off the Edirol - I figured I would get to that while the next band was running through a quick soundcheck.
Unfortunately, when the band that went on next plugged in, they immediately blew out a power bank that included the strip the Edirol - still recording - was plugged into.
That left me with a "0 byte file".
I pored through these threads, and any place on the internet that related to this issue, but this looks like the most solid thread anywhere to be found on the subject - the only problem is, I can't get my head around what is being described here.
If anyone wants to have a look at this mess, I've uploaded a .zip file to my iDisk server:https://public.me.com/j.free.pdx
(There is a bunch of other stuff there, mostly a bunch of Feelies shows - feel free to download whatever looks good, but let me know if you do, so I can keep track of the mileage on that server, okay?)
The file name I'm trying to repair is in this:
Inside are two copies of the file that was damaged (the original file is still on the Edirol drive) - they both suggest that there might be 44MB of data, which I would assume is the header.
The trouble is, I can't actually look at the contents of the file itself, either on a Mac (using Audacity) or a PC (using CD Wav or SoundForge).
Trying my best to follow pigiron's instructions for the PC (running XP), I never even got to the part where the program would ask questions, so i could plug in answers - the window just blinked and disappeared, every time, just as Nick Graham had mentioned earlier. I did follow pigiron's instructions after that, as best as I can understand them, but I don't seem to be getting it.
[THIS: click "Start" then click "Run" and then enter "cmd.exe", it will open up a DOS box... then "cd" to the directory that contains "fixwav" and enter "fixwav your_file_path"... where "your_file_path" is the BACKUP copy of the audio file. Example: fixwav C:\foo\bad.wav]
I also tried Jason Sobel's advice (creating the .bat file, etc), but then I get an error/prompt that tells me "fixwave is not a valid command".
I tried Wayne's Mac version (On a G5/OSX), but that opens up a Flash decompiler.
I don't usually feel too stupid with computers, but this is tough for me to understand, for some reason.
Any helpful advice is welcome, and if anyone wants to look at the file, feel free.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me see the light here.