Corrupt .MP3s??

Starting today, Live will not read any .mp3s. I get an orange bar at the bottom saying "the file can't be read, it may be corrupt or unlicensed."  This happens with every song, even those that I produced! It's weird, because just yesterday I was dragging-and-dropping mp3s into Live with no problems.

Is there a virus that "corrupts" all of one's MP3 files?? My .WAV files appear to be okay, they drop into Live just fine... I'm at a loss with this one!

 

Alex

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alex1fly 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Disco Lemonade
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    Run the program as an administrator (right click run as admin) which should enable file decoding should work let me know

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • wschweizer
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    updating quicktime worked for me

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • alex1fly
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    I'll add that I have fully updated my Ableton Live and have restarted. This is on a MacBook OSX. System Update shows no new versions of QuickTime. I deleted and re-installed QuickTime and still no luck on importing MP3s. Again, this problem started today. On my other computer, Live has no problems.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Near Earth Object
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    Same problem here: just not with all my mp3s, but just some of them.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • JakeyCookie
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    Try this, change your cache to something that is clear and make sure your cache limit is open(like if you have enough space.

     

    That fixed it for me

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • brandonvieweg
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    or use software to convert mp3 to wav, drag the wav file onto an audio track

     

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • fyz1kz
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    Ye i saved the files as .wavs in a sound editor and that sorted it, cheers guyz

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • AnivAnovA
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    i use a PC so yea...how do i change the cache? i use ableton suite 8. and i have the same issue. 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • thedjfrequency
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    I've updated my cache setting to my partitioned hard drive where I have more space, still not a full fix. some .wav files work now along with .flac but .mp3 still gives error message.

    is there a fix without downloading quicktime? I would really prefer not to download any apple products if I can avoid it. I've always had conflicts with apple media software with other music software.

    also converting all my mp3 songs and samples to wav is not something I look forward to doing just to produce tracks and mixes.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • cracky
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    also doing my head in

     

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Mattijs
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    Hi, I had the same problem. It appeared that I didn't have enough space left on my HD. After emptying trash the issue went away.

    I think it would be nice if Ableton would upgrade this error message.

    2 months ago | 0 comments

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