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Old May 6th, 2013, 02:45 AM   #1
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Corrupted Zoom H2 WAV file

I know a few of you use Zooms so I'm wondering if anyone has had this before - I used my H2 at a last weekend's wedding and the file from the ceremony (I had the Zoom recording the church speaker) is somehow corrupted - it's a 500mb file that basically will not play back via any app or even when imported into Premiere - The speeches file however recorded later in the day is fine!

I'm not worried as I've never heard as much feedback from a church PA ever so I'll be relying on groom/lecturn lavs etc for audio but I'd hate for it to happen again.

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Old May 6th, 2013, 03:00 AM   #2
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Re: Corrupted Zoom H2 WAV file

I had a similar problem yesterday.

Basically, my setup was a Tram lapel microphone and a Roland recorder, but the particular priest (Zoroastrian ceremony) didn't have any pockets in his robe, so he tucked the recorder into his cummerbund. After the ceremony, the recorder dropped to the floor, the batteries came out, and the recording stopped midway. This seems to have corrupted the file. Didn't play in Windows Media Player or Audition. However, DID play in VLC.

I searched around a while for a solution. I used the basic VLC solution, and this seemed to recover some, but not all, of the audio... Need to experiment further, or else on-camera sound it is...

Anyway, hope that gives you some sort of starting point if you actually want to try to repair the audio.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 03:33 AM   #3
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Re: Corrupted Zoom H2 WAV file

Hi all,

An easy trick is diagnose whether the file itself could be repaired. To do so simply pick your file at MP4repair.org and diagnose it for free. It's fast and it runs on your browser without installing anything on your computer.

Kind Regards,
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Old May 8th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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Re: Corrupted Zoom H2 WAV file

VLC Player recovered my file no problems - thanks guys :)
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