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Bought me yesterday some new tracks from Bandcamp.

Safed them into my 'bandcamp'-map.

Got them into Traktor to analyze them and some tracks doesn't work.

Traktor doenst analyze them, don't load them into a deck (get the message: 'file can not be played, the file can be missing, corrupt or unsupported')...

i find that very strange :)

 

Other tracks i bought at the same time work perfect in Traktor.

So a number of tracks doesn't play at Traktor, other tracks work perfectely.

All tracks come from the same 'map', all tracks are .wav.

i can play all tracks (also the tracks that don't play in traktor) on itunes.

 

Does anyone have a clue what i'm doing wrong?



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Have you tried downloading another copy to see if that fixes the problem? Maybe your unzipper fucked up somewhere along the way in a way that Traktor doesn't like?



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yes, that must be it, some tracks had to be unzipped. and it are those tracks that don't play in traktor.

thx mate! :)



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just downloaded the tracks again, one by one, 

they didn't had to be unzipped

and still the same poblem...



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sometimes i had similar error when track was moved from one location to another. try to se if you find this track in your Traktor collection already. If you have it - delete it and drag and drop again.

 

do you drag and drop them from finder in Mac or in Windows ?


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i deleted and draged them a zilion times already! :)

they all come from a file i made in finder (mac).

so normally all tracks should work or non of them.

 

i'll try to donwload them on my windows PC, and see what happens...

 

it's at times like these that i think back at the time when all you needed was a analogue mixer and 2 turntables...:)



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i mailed bandcamp with my issue and i got a reply!

here it is: 

 

'Hey FLOYD,

Sorry for the trouble. It's actually not the unzipping program that's causing this. Traktor has a habit of rejecting higher bit audio (these ones are 24-bit) so you'll unfortunately have to either try downloading a different format, or converting the files to 16-bit. If that doesn't work you may need to consult Traktor's documentation to see what can be done.

Hope that helps,

Andy'

 

so yeah, downloading an other format or convering my wav to 16 bit...what a shame

any idea what format would work?



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i had issue with 24 bit ALAC files, but in latest versions of traktor (2.8.x) is resolved.

are  you up to date with Traktor ? you use FLAC or ALAC ?


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i use a 2.10 version of traktor, so i think it's up to date.

mainly i use .wav files

 

lookz like 24 bits are ok, 16 not :)

gonna try tomorrow with alac files

flac is not suported by mac right?

 

ow yeah, converting a 24 bit into a 16 bit file, would that be a good idea?



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downloading all 24 bit tracks in AIFF, they play in my traktor!

so 24 bit wav doesn't work, AIFF does!



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AIFF is better then WAVE in my opinion.

converting 24 bit to 16 bit sounds OK to me, i do it to save space. i don't hear difference at my sound system / sound equipment.

 

we discussed it here => http://forum.psybien...nd-audiophiles/


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I had the same problem with some tracks, Traktor didn't seem to be able to read the length of the tracks in wav.
Flac works fine though.
Found out  VLC player has an option to play and re-record these wav files anyway which repairs them :)



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at the moment i'm happy with AIFF, i hope it keeps working like that

didn't try them on itunes yet, i don't know if it will play

but that's no prob i'm using those tracks only in traktor atm.



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at the moment i'm happy with AIFF, i hope it keeps working like that

didn't try them on itunes yet, i don't know if it will play

but that's no prob i'm using those tracks only in traktor atm.

AIFF is good, cause is Itunes , Traktor, Serato and Pioneer CDJ compatible (you can play it from USB pen drive).


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by the way,

have made a test recently , loaded a track into Traktor 2.10 , mixed in key 8 and then checked in beatport.
all got same correct results for track KEY.

p.s.
i still keep my tracks in m4a (apple lossless), but if i had to start over my collection, i would go for AIFF, as it is supported by more devices.

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I'm a windows guy so i stick with FLAC.







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