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Ableton Live 9, mp3 importing issue

Postby marumbra » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:00 pm


So I use a laptop running Windows 10 and Ableton Live 9. I've been using my iPhone to record samples and send them over to my Windows 10 computer through Google Drive. When I try to drag the files into Ableton from its file browser menu, this message appears: "(File-name) could not be read, it is corrupted or unlicensed".

I tried everything the Ableton knowledge base suggested, but alas, the problem persists.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Ableton Live 9, mp3 importing issue

Postby ef37a » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:25 pm

Try Audacity, if that doesn't open them they are corrupted.
If it does open them you can then export them as .wav. Stuff "likes" .waves more.

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Re: Ableton Live 9, mp3 importing issue

Postby zenguitar » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:39 am

If you are using your iPhone to record samples it would be wise to avoid lossy formats like MP3 anyway.

Linear PCM, Apple lossless, or FLAC would all be far better choices.

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