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To all you Computer people out there!! HELP

Discussion in 'Recording' started by robbiebm77, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. robbiebm77

    robbiebm77 Guest

    ok, so basically I have recorded a song and I am was ready to upload to the computer. After I mastered it and made it a .wav file, i put in the usb cord and up popped the windows media player on the computer. It then said the file cannot be read....I need to update my drivers..etc..has this happened to any1 else? does any1 know how to solve this problem?? thanks.
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    When you bounced it to wave did you make it standard 44.1/16 or is it 24 bit or some other sample rate? Windows Media Player won't play unusual sample rates without extra codecs.
  3. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    http://www.videolan.org if you really want it opened/played.
  4. robbiebm77

    robbiebm77 Guest

    how can u check if it is standard or 24 bit?
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    What did you use to "master" the song? That program should tell you.
  6. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Or download and install Audacity. It should open it up no matter what. Same with Reaper. They will also tell you what format the file is in.
  7. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    In a nutshell, this "ok, so basically I have recorded a song and I am was ready to upload to the computer." is not only confusing but begs more information be given in order to make even the most feeble attempt at correcting what ever this issue is.

    Uploading to the computer? From what?

    Windows media player should not be in line to interfere with an upload. It will jump up if it sees something to play, but this [uploading data OR digital audio] will be two different things.
  8. robbiebm77

    robbiebm77 Guest

    I recorded it on a TASCAM DP-01 digital recorder (made by TEAC). It converts the recording to a wav file but i dont know the specifications of it. The manual says "The digital out data format is S/PDIF 1" and that it is an optical digital output (TOSLINK). I am uploading it to a PC that has windows XP.
  9. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I'm not sure what the issue is. According to the manual if you export a master session it should be 16 bit 44.1 which WMP does recognize and play. Perhaps try to export the master session again.
  10. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Are you trying to come out of the Tascam via the Sp/dif outputs which look a whole lot like RCA cables but are WAY different? Did you create a CD?
    How is your Tascam speaking to your computer? How are you "uploading"?

  11. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    This is like the third Tascam question this week, this unit has a digital out, USB and stereo line outputs. He said he was USB to his computer, a lot of these types of decks have a protocol screen where you have to be in a certain screen in order to upload a finished file.
    Tascam manuals must suc or the users can't be bothered to read, I am not sure which.
    Is there a disc that you need to load on the computer to install the tascam as a device or does the unit itself do that?
    When you first plug in the usb cord Windows should recognize it as a mass storage device, unless you have set preferences to recognize these devices like your ipod as a music input in which case windows is automatically bringing up media player,
    Try going to "My Computer" see if you can find the device and open it to see if you can find the wav file in question. Then COPY it to your main drives destination folder.
    Try the step by step manual method, if not your problem may be your preference settings in Windows. I am guessing here.
  12. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    "Tascam manuals must suc or the users can't be bothered to read, I am not sure which."

    There's a (para)phrase in computer programming:

    The programmers are trying to develop idiot proof software, while the universe is trying to develop a better idiot.
    So far, the universe is winning.
  13. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    In the IT/System Admin side of things also reference that as PICNIC........

    Problem In Chair, Not In Computer...

    But I'll second jg's post.... make sure you have connectivity first.

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