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Can't Import WAV files

Posted on 2004-08-04
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I am running Flash MX 2004. For some reason, Flash won't import most of my WAV files. This problem mysteriously started yesterday. Everytime I try to import a WAV i get a message saying something like "one or more files couldn't be imported because there were problems reading them." The files that I could import a month ago, now won't import at all. I tried about 20 WAV's and only 4 of those imported succesfully. (16 of the waves were a few secs longs, of those 4 worked; the other 4 wavs were about a minute, none of those worked). In an attempt to solve the problem, i installed the Flash MX 2004 update (7.2). Still nothing worked. Whats going on here and how can I make the WAV's import?!
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Question by:andrey_2007
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by:hsmtp
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1. Try to copy them into some root folder. For example in c:\wav
2. Maybe you've changed the wav saving settings in your audio editing programm. Check the format.
3. Use only short file names with only Latin letters in them. Try avoid any cyrillic in file names.

Hope this helps.
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by:andrey_2007
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i am using wavs from Mircrosft Word's Clipart Library. Those wav's have always worked in the past. Nonetheless, i will try ur suggestions.
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andrey_2007,

There maybe problem in a path to these wavs. If it includes cyrillic letters - flash may fail to get them
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by:andrey_2007
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whats ur definition of a cyrillic letter?  Would [] be cyrillic, because all the names of the wav have them?
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Maybe not the answer your are looking for, just in case all the other suggestions fail..... convert the wav files to MP3 with an Audio program (can be downloaded for free from anywhere). Possibly flash does not like the format of most WAVE files.

An other one: you still have other version of flash? like flash 5 or something? Import the files into flash 5, save the FLA and import the FLA in the new Flash MX.

Post 1 of the wave files here with a link to the WAV file somewhere.... then we can try to import it into our Flash editors. If it works for us then your Flash MX is possibly corrupt and you need to reinstall it.
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by:andrey_2007
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dutchfoxer,

not a bad idea. heres the link to the wav file:  http://home.earthlink.net/~alexluk/test.wav

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hsmtp,

i tried everything u told me and still no luck. :(
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by:Diablo84
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Seeing as you already have the file online have you tried importing it from the web

same procedure as normal, file > import then paste the url in the file name input then click open
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Ooops, I have no problem whatso ever importing the Wav.  :(  

See here result: http://www.adcon.nl/experts-exchange/sound-imported.fla

I think something went wrong with your installation. Especially the update. I had problems opening old Version 5 FLA's. Deinstalled and reinstalled again but now with update right after installation.... so before anything else. And voila, opening old FLA's is no longer a problem.

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by:andrey_2007
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you see it worked fine for a few months after the intial installation. and then yesterday it just randomly stopped important wav's. I installed the update after i found the problem. any other ideas?
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What is the EXACT error message?
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by:dutchfoxer
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Andrey, remember that I had no problem importing the WAV. So it must be your computer, your OS or your flash version.
What did you install after Flash? Any other software, plugins, Codecs?
Did you have an HALTED system / crash which may have corrupted some files?

To have a clean start, just reinstall the whole thing.... its not fun to do but could solve problem much quicker.
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by:andrey_2007
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actually now that i think of it i did install a plugin and it seemed to have stopped working after that. im prob gonna end up reintalling flash.
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