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JoeGtake2
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Byte stream error in Audition

Feb 25, 2014 12:54 PM

I have an audio file that will not import - it returns the error: The byte stream type of the given URL is unsupported.

 

This file is a little strange - it is an MP3 which plays super sped up in Quicktime and not at all in any other player.  I attempted to change the file type, and attempted to play it on a windows machine (I read that wma files can sometimes have this issue).  So far, no luck.

 

Any thoughts as to how to recover/encode this file to get it to play?

 

Thanks!

 

Joe

 
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  • SteveG(AudioMasters)
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    Feb 25, 2014 2:47 PM   in reply to JoeGtake2

    If you are going to get this to work at all, the approach is to import the file as .raw data (this ignores the header information) and then you have to tell Audition to interpret this data as an MP3.

     

    Now, I haven't done this for ages, and certainly not in any current versions, but I'm pretty sure that it will still work. IIRC, in order to see the file at all when attempting to open it as .raw, you have to put an asterisk in the file space (so you can see all the files in the folder it's in), and then specify the file details when prompted - and this might take you several goes

     
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    Mar 4, 2014 5:04 AM   in reply to SteveG(AudioMasters)

    The raw data trick won't work for proprietary codecs like Mp3.

     

    Is it possible to post the file somewhere such that it can be analyzed?  Any information on from where and how this file was originally created?

     
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    Mar 4, 2014 6:10 AM   in reply to Charles VW

    Charles VW wrote:

     

    The raw data trick won't work for proprietary codecs like Mp3.

    I'm intrigued - care to explain why not?

     
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