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reaper files going off line when deleting from downloads

Postby hooty2 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:51 am

Hi, the title says it...here's what i did:

Downloaded my own tracks from Soundcloud (I deleted my work on pc..don't ask!)

chose firefox/downloads as location......batch selected and dragged tracks into Reaper....Reaper asked one track/individual tracks....i chose individual tracks.

nb: I always choose/tick 'copy media/create subfolder' in project settings

when I delete files in downloads....tracks are off-line in Reaper....I've saved, closed project/Reaper and restarted...same outcome.

I then dragged files from downloads into Reaper Media in My documents...no luck:(

What am I missing here?

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Re: reaper files going off line when deleting from downloads

Postby manwilde » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:46 am

Not sure if I understand correctly, but try going to Preferences>Media and uncheck "Set media items offline when application is inactive".

hooty2 wrote:nb: I always choose/tick 'copy media/create subfolder' in project settings
Just to make sure, you do this when "Saving as (project name)", right?
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Re: reaper files going off line when deleting from downloads

Postby Arpangel » Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:12 pm

"save as" tick move all media into into project folder, check your Reaper media folder, there should be an rpp file, plus the WAVE files, or whatever.
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Re: reaper files going off line when deleting from downloads

Postby manwilde » Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:46 pm

... and if you go to "Project settings" second tab "Media", first field "Path to save media files..." and type "Audio" or "Media" or whatever you wanna call it, you´ll have a much tidier file managing.
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Re: reaper files going off line when deleting from downloads

Postby manwilde » Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:07 pm

Out curiosity, what format are your downloaded tracks in, and what´s your Reaper version?.
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Re: reaper files going off line when deleting from downloads

Postby hooty2 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:22 am

I'm out of town now, I'll use these prompts tonight.
MW: the files are 44.1 / & mixed 16/24 bit.
I'm thinking i may have missed a step at project creation.
This all really helps,
Thank you
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Re: reaper files going off line when deleting from downloads

Postby hooty2 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:24 am

P.s....i didn't choose reaper as a option to save file.. i wanted to avoid 12 new projects
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Re: reaper files going off line when deleting from downloads

Postby manwilde » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:42 am

The step that you probably missed was the "Save as" one... :D It may well be something else, but try importing the files again from your downloads folder and "save the project as" ticking the box for either "copy" or "move" media files to the project directory. If you don't do this the files will remain in the downloads folder, so maybe that's why they show up offline after you've delete them...
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