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Possible Header problem, trying to open a file from last night
« on: October 19, 2008, 02:27:05 PM »
OK, so here is the rundown.  I got a slow card error last night on the r-44 during set 2.  The shutdown was not smooth as the r-44 was locking up.  Now, the data will not play nor will it transfer.  However, I have the 4 tracks (2 stereo tracks).  One is 656mb and the other 657mb.  They were recorded in 24/44.1

Now when I try to open the files in wavelab, the first preview it played briefly.  When I opened the file it took awhile and it was just sampling the same 2sec over and over.  I closed and tried to reopen and wavelab says it is an unknown file, 16bit, 0.0khz.

So, How do I get the computer to recognize the files? 

oh, and to clarify, I was trying to open the tracks from the r-44 that is hooked up to the computer via usb.  The file will not transfer. 
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Re: Possible Header problem, trying to open a file from last night
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 02:33:23 PM »

Run a windows scandisk on the drive/card and have it fix errors etc. Check both boxes.
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Re: Possible Header problem, trying to open a file from last night
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 02:40:02 PM »

Run a windows scandisk on the drive/card and have it fix errors etc. Check both boxes.

so, been a looooong time.  Right click on the drive, properties>scandisk?

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Re: Possible Header problem, trying to open a file from last night
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 04:05:00 PM »
Have you tried to open the files in CDWave?
I had a similar problem after a show the other night, in a rush to get my gear from the main room to the lobby where another band was going to play, I unplugged my r-44 before stopping the recording. Couldn't transfer either file...however ch3&4 I was able to open in CDWave and save to my computer with the fixed header.
Ch1&2 I was not able to recover by any method, CDWave, Audacity(raw import), Wavelab, Audiohack, pigiron's Fixwav, and a few other recovery programs just as an attempt to get them onto my computer for later retrieval. 1&2 are gone for good because I ran out of time before I had to go record over that particular card.

If mmedley's method doesn't help, Stellar Phoenix(sp?) is a pretty good recovery program. I believe I would have been able to retrieve 1&2 if my evaluation period hadn't ended...and I decided those 2ch's weren't worth the $99 dollars for the full version. You still may have problems with the headers, but that should allow you to get them on your cpu for a later fix.

Also just curious as I haven't tried myself but...have you been able to load 'good' files into Wavelab directly from the R-44? I only ask because it's usb speed seems a touch slow, I've got a little sdhc reader that blows it out of the water as far as transfer speed goes.

Good luck...let us know if you find a method of recovery...by the way, for info purposes, what brand/speed/size card did this happen with?

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Re: Possible Header problem, trying to open a file from last night
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 04:16:16 PM »
Have you tried to open the files in CDWave?
I had a similar problem after a show the other night, in a rush to get my gear from the main room to the lobby where another band was going to play, I unplugged my r-44 before stopping the recording. Couldn't transfer either file...however ch3&4 I was able to open in CDWave and save to my computer with the fixed header.
Ch1&2 I was not able to recover by any method, CDWave, Audacity(raw import), Wavelab, Audiohack, pigiron's Fixwav, and a few other recovery programs just as an attempt to get them onto my computer for later retrieval. 1&2 are gone for good because I ran out of time before I had to go record over that particular card.

If mmedley's method doesn't help, Stellar Phoenix(sp?) is a pretty good recovery program. I believe I would have been able to retrieve 1&2 if my evaluation period hadn't ended...and I decided those 2ch's weren't worth the $99 dollars for the full version. You still may have problems with the headers, but that should allow you to get them on your cpu for a later fix.

Also just curious as I haven't tried myself but...have you been able to load 'good' files into Wavelab directly from the R-44? I only ask because it's usb speed seems a touch slow, I've got a little sdhc reader that blows it out of the water as far as transfer speed goes.

Good luck...let us know if you find a method of recovery...by the way, for info purposes, what brand/speed/size card did this happen with?

I'll try these.

Using an A-data 8g card.  Never had any issues with it in the 6 months I've owned the unit.  THis was a first and I've run this sucker 4 channels all day at festi's with zero problems from this card or others. 

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Re: Possible Header problem, trying to open a file from last night FIXED
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 06:33:43 PM »
Thanks Martin and Buster

Martin's method worked for the transfer, Buster's to get the files to play nice.

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Re: Possible Header problem, trying to open a file from last night
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2013, 10:10:33 AM »

Have you tried to open the files in CDWave?


Worked perfectly....highly recommended, try this first.

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