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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by cameronsnicholls81 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:10 am

Ok understand Koz. Really appreciate you helping out here, life saver!
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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by cameronsnicholls81 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:14 am

And yes, this is the raw recording here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dgx6uig9hu5h ... X0Osa?dl=0

I have attached the AUP file above but it doesn't seem to pick up.
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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:32 am

If it's the same AUP file you sent earlier, I have it.

We're both on Macs. That will put a hitch in our gitalong, so to speak. I think there is a Windows utility that will try to put an AUP-less show back together.

Here's the manual posting.

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/reco ... ually.html

We're going to pretend your computer crashed before it could write the AUP file to tell Audacity where everything is. I think that's in effect what we have here.

Do you know if i's a mono recording? Even if it's stereo, if it's only one voice, it may not make any difference if Left and Right get repeatedly swapped which is what happens if you try a free-wheeling recovery in a stereo track.

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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:35 am

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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by cameronsnicholls81 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:35 am

Sorry, heres the proper link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dgx6uig9hu5h ... X0Osa?dl=0

It was done in stereo. two voices.

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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:18 am

OK, well, the good-ish news is the tiny fragments seem to be in good shape, at least the one I checked. Generally, if you're going to have problems, it's going to be global. Attached. Each of the AU files will open in Audacity.

What's the possibility of getting the recordist to gather everything up into a zip file and resend it? The snippets are intentionally named crazy-at-random to avoid system management problems, so the only hope is follow the instructions in that link I gave you. I think it tries to sort by times/dates and that's why it occasionally scrambles left and right.

I've never tried to rescue a crashed project, so you're no further ahead than I am.

There was one poster who did it completely manually. He opened up all his thousands of AU files one at a time and sorted them on his timeline by pasting.

Jury's out on why the show will not play with that AUP Project Manager file. Are you sure it's from the right show? I'm frightened the DropBox service didn't start with one single _data folder instead of charging right into the sub folders. I know the other elves are pretty clear it's not a good idea to spread out the files and folders like that.

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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:24 am

There is one other oddity. Illustration. That name is different from the ones you gave me. Is that a feature of DropBox, or does the name really have a "1" in it? All the names in the show have to exactly match.

By the way, this is why I never uses spaces in filenames. I know it's a holdover from the paleolithic when we were computing with rocks, but it's accepted by all three computer systems and it doesn't have problems like this.

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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by cameronsnicholls81 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:33 am

I mentioned previously he created a mess on his Mac to send me the file originally. I went to his house and there were files everywhere. The original dad file I could find only had 520MGB where the actual file is 1.3GB. I do have the zipped version, but not sure why that would make a difference. They're still all in smaller files. What should I do with that?
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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:45 am

I went to his house and there were files everywhere.

I'm picturing the YouTube Cat Video where the owners put the toilet paper roll on the wrong direction.

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/auda ... jects.html

The _data folder contains a top level folder like that e00 folder. That in turn holds millions of six second au sound files which also contain other production data. I think if your show goes over a certain length, it folds over to a second e00-type folder (d00??) and starts the whole sub-folder dance again.

Anything from that Project document?

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Re: Sent Project with AUP file and .AU files not opening

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:02 am

I made an hour and one minute project. This is what it looks like.

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I opened the d00 folder and it contains 257 AU files.

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All of my times and dates are the same because I created a "fake" show in a couple of seconds. Yours should show increasing times and dates if you can talk Windows into showing them to you.

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