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Old July 23rd, 2006, 01:24 AM   #1
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Windows WAVE vs Mac WAVE

I'm having trouble getting some audio files off a Mac and onto a Windows PC.

I tried using the "Save As" function in Soundtrack Pro to export the audio as as "WAVE File". When bringing the file onto a Windows PC it doesn't open. It doesn't have a "WAV" extension either.

Then I tried exporting a song as a "Windows WAVE" out of Reason. It doesn't play on a Windows PC. But it does have a "WAV" file extension.

I'm pretty sure I can "bounce" the audio out of ProTools, but I would prefer to just be able to directly save a Windows compadible file out of Soundtrack Pro.

Any ideas?
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 03:09 AM   #2
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The other option to try would be to use AIFF as your interchange format. (AIFF = Audio Interchange File Format) Because AIFF does not use a compression codec, it is completely compatible with both systems. Your PC system at the other end will probably want to convert it to a WAVE before working with it, but at least you will have the data across.

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Old July 23rd, 2006, 06:07 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Chris Hocking
I'm having trouble getting some audio files off a Mac and onto a Windows PC.

I tried using the "Save As" function in Soundtrack Pro to export the audio as as "WAVE File". When bringing the file onto a Windows PC it doesn't open. It doesn't have a "WAV" extension either.

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Try changing the filename to add the extension and see if that helps. What program on windows are you trying to open it in?
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 07:47 AM   #4
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You say that you used the Save As command. That just saves the Soundtrack session. Did you try the Export command. Soundtrack uses aif files by default, and I can't find a way to change that. Soundtrack Pro may give you an option for wav files, but I don't know.

Have you tried to play the exported files from Reason on another PC. It may be a problem with that machine. Exporting wavs from Reason is a pretty simple affair. If the PC can't play those files then I doubt that files from ProTools are going to work either.
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you need to export, not Save As, like Chris mentioned.
Also, you can export as a .wav from Soundtrack, but I've yet to see any PC app that won't open an AIFF file either.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 04:54 AM   #6
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What OS is the PC running? I finally got an XP a couple months ago. Up until then, I had to manually type the extention to the file name on the Mac if wanted an older PC to read my adobe files.
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