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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #165 on: August 01, 2016, 01:37:43 PM »
No guarantees on this, but download VLC media player.  IF VLC can play the file, then use VLC to convert/save the file as a 44.1/16 WAV file. 

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #166 on: August 01, 2016, 02:18:01 PM »
I don't know if this will make sense / or help, but a while back in this thread, I mentioned a different approach which rescued a set that had somehow been "dropped" by my recorder:

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=72936.msg1902304#msg1902304
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my wife actually resurrected this file just recently, using a trick she learned from some of the developers she works with: using a binary reader, she went past the presumed header, into the data area, and randomly plucked out two pairs of zeros. That reversed the flaw in the file, turning the first two minutes of the .wav file into an overloaded signal which could almost be mistaken for white noise, and all of the audio from the set appeared, and after careful examination, is stable.

Sorry to reopen an old thread, but a buddy of mine has 13 corrupted files from a Sony M10.  I have tried the Audacity raw importing, FLACIng the file, sound forge, cdwav, the tool in this thread, the Sound Devices tool and nothing will open/import/correct these files into WAV files.

Anyone have any more current ideas/tool/tricks?  Trying to get at least one of these to open, and absolutely zero luck... kind of assuming a bad card, but the files are proper size and lengths, but just wont open in anything with any tool.
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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #167 on: August 01, 2016, 04:04:05 PM »
No guarantees on this, but download VLC media player.  IF VLC can play the file, then use VLC to convert/save the file as a 44.1/16 WAV file. 
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

I tried that from another message board, no luck, but thanks

I don't know if this will make sense / or help, but a while back in this thread, I mentioned a different approach which rescued a set that had somehow been "dropped" by my recorder:
http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=72936.msg1902304#msg1902304
 - Specifically, this part:
my wife actually resurrected this file just recently, using a trick she learned from some of the developers she works with: using a binary reader, she went past the presumed header, into the data area, and randomly plucked out two pairs of zeros. That reversed the flaw in the file, turning the first two minutes of the .wav file into an overloaded signal which could almost be mistaken for white noise, and all of the audio from the set appeared, and after careful examination, is stable.

I can try that, thought I did use the "Header repair" tool in this thread, and I kind of assume the steps above would do the same, but I will give it a try tonight and report back

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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #168 on: August 01, 2016, 04:17:39 PM »
Well, as I had mentioned back in that earlier post, I was never able to get my head around the header repair tool, and to date, no one ever really came forward to help me with that, so it *may* turn out to be the same (or at least a similar) process, but I really am unable to speak to that, I guess.

I can try that, thought I did use the "Header repair" tool in this thread, and I kind of assume the steps above would do the same, but I will give it a try tonight and report back
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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #169 on: February 15, 2017, 12:27:16 AM »
bumping an old thread, so if anyone searches for "WAV header file repair feature" then they can find this!

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