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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2008, 08:51:03 AM »
sorry bean, forget about the bold, it makes no difference.  at first, I had put the "yourfilename.wav" in bold, but then the text file was simple enough and obvious enough, so I got rid of the bold part, but forgot to delete the "in bold" in the description below.  just raw text is needed, nothing in bold.

So I guess I'm just unsure how to change the .txt extension to .bat ???

Secondly, I TOTALLY forget how to change an extension. Is it as simple as right-clicking and putting .bat on the end of the filename ???

yeah, its that simple.  it helps to go to "Tools > Folder Options > View > and make sure the "Hide extensions for known file types" is unchecked.

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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2008, 10:30:50 AM »
ok, I made all of the text plain like so. This is EXACTLY how I have it written in Notepad:

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fixwav T230.wav

pause
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and I changed the filename by right-click>rename and put '.bat' at the end of the filename and it didnt do a thing. I am on FF and didnt see the options you mentioned under 'Tools'
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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2008, 10:35:27 AM »
the Tools > Folder Options > View > and make sure the "Hide extensions for known file types" is unchecked
is an option you should see in any windows explorer window.  not FF.
once you change the extension to .BAT, make sure the .bat, .exe, and .wav file are all in the same folder, and then double-clcik the .bat

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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2008, 12:39:33 PM »
+T pigiron!

I had some SD card errors at a show the other night and after the set I looked down and it appeared that the R-09 had stopped recording.  I figured that I lost the opener, but when I got home the file was almost 700KB in size.  When I opened with Audition, it was just 10 seconds of nothing.  I used your fixwav utility and once the header was fixed it opened up fine!

BTW, I was using a 4GB Transcend card and recently started seeing an occasional SD card error.  I think I have one of the SD cards that doesn't work so well with the latest R-09 firmware, so I ordered that 8GB Transcend card for $35 from newegg.

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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2008, 12:31:20 PM »
I have just recompiled this for Mac OS X (I didn't do anything else to this. This is all Pigiron's work!). This now seems to work again under 10.5.


Also, I'm wondering if there isn't a better place to put these tools.

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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2008, 11:57:37 AM »
Thanks for all the walkthrough, handholding explanations guys.  I'm finally going to go back and try to use this again tonight.

But what prompted my visit to this thread today is yet another question.  I pulled a great tape last night at a small bar here in Baton Rouge.  I was letting a friend listen back to the recording on headphones afterward, and they accidentally deleted the file.  Now, I'm HOPING that by deleting the file on the SD card in the R-09, that the data isn't actually lost, but simply deleting the headers and the files are still on there until I record over them, or actually format the entire card itself.  Is that true?  Or am I just hoping beyond hope?
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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2008, 04:16:07 PM »
could I possibly sende my bad file to someone to see if they have better luck than I am. I am probably just doing somethingw rong. the file reads 0bytes, so maybe there really is nothing there. I can give a mediafire.com link if anyone is willing to help me out :)

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EDIT: my T230 WAV File couldnt be uploaded to mediafire.com because it has 0bytes and no data :( So I guess I'm just hosed. Oh well, thats whay my MBHO Source reigned supreme!
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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2008, 10:38:16 PM »
the file reads 0bytes, so maybe there really is nothing there.

The 0 byte reading may just be a header issue.  Don't do anything to the media - record, copy files onto it, etc.  Try one of the file recovery tools mentioned fairly frequently in the Computer Recording forum.
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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2008, 10:24:54 PM »
Ok, I've followed the instructions and when I click the .bat file I'm getting an error.

ERROR: Failed to read header from input file.

Anyone have an idea if the file can be saved, or can someone help me out? Would appreciate it.
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New version of Homegrown WAVE header repair utility -- ISO pigiron
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2008, 05:47:10 PM »
Hi,
I've been trying to get in touch with pigiron about his original fixwav header repair utility.
I'd like to include a modded version of fixwav as a utility for the next version of the DVD-Audio command line tool dvda-author (used by DVD-Audiofile among others).

fixwav-0.1.2 can automatically repair a header with user input limited to the vital minimum. This should help out users who have lost even the descriptive sound characteristics of the file (bit rate and sample rate). To do this trick, the new version uses data redundancies in the WAVE header.

Those conversant with compiling C source files, or who have a Linux OS, can test this modded version by downloading the tarball here:
http://dvd-audio.sourceforge.net/fixwav-0.1.2.tar.bz2

A Linux executable binary is in CB project\bin (compiled with Code::Blocks). It can alternatively be recompiled from source (see README and INSTALL files) with GNU Autotools.

As pigiron's original TS release came without a license, I hope the author will agree to a GPLv3 wrapper license for the whole package, with due mention to the original author's contribution.
Thanks in advance for any feedback on this new version.

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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2008, 10:32:14 PM »
where do I install the exe? I put it in windows, system and system32 and can't get it to run in cmd prompt.
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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2008, 11:30:51 PM »
Charlie, see Jason's instructions in reply 29 (also quoted in 30 at the top of this page). That's the way I've fixed a couple of bad headers.

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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2008, 11:55:20 PM »
got the program to work but still can't fix the files.

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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2008, 02:42:34 AM »
This program just totally saved my butt and a recording I made tonight.   I can't tell you how greatful I am.  THANKS!!

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Re: Homegrown WAVE header repair utility
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2008, 08:51:55 AM »
Hi,

as pigiron seems to have disappeared from TS threads (which I very much regret), and after a couple of unanswered emails, I think that I'll include the modded fixwav in the DVD-Audio tools package in days to come (check out on http://dvd-audio.sourceforge.net)

Both linux and windows 32 executables will be made available.

Fab Nicol

 

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