Missing media files...How to select and insert a candidate? Enter/drag not working...

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http://i.imgur.com/jMEruu1.png

 

 

i have a missing referenced file and it says that multiple candidates have been found- which is wrong- double clicking reveals the file in the browser and there's only one file.

 

double clicking it doesnt restore it.

hot swap doesn't either.

Its likely i'm doing something wrong...look at my screen shot. where should i drag the file because there are a lot of locations where it's used in this song and its just one file being referenced...

shouldn't live insert it automatically?

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andrew luhring 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • towers of silence
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    Ableton will say "multiple candidates found" even it's just one candidate. As far as replacing the missing sample, drag the "found" sample over to name of the missing file in the file manager column on the right and you should be all set. 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • spankysimi
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    What about when there are over 30-40 samples missing? Manual drag and drop is a flow killer. The weird thing is i saved a copy of a .als as a new project in order to work in a different direction. It says samples missing and when i clic on what is missing i see that even Deffault things like samples out of an standard 808 drumrack with no modified samples are missing. When i search in the project the copy originated from no solution. I find it a bit weird

     

    11 months ago | 1 comment
  • Near Earth Object
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    Did you try setting the folder that contains the right samples?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • ra78
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    Thanks a lot, Tower of silence. It works.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • GeoSuPhat
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    This is a bug in the file manager and has been around since Live 8 and maybe before as well. The problem is that it sees rightly one canidate but still says there are multiples. It seems to occur only when a project has presets that reuse the same sample multiple times. For example you use the same kick sample in several drum racks. Their is only one "Kick 1" sample in the project but it sees that it is used in several drum racks and incorrectly counts it as multiple canidates. It really needs to be fixed.  

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • Mattijs
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    Actually, this should only happen when the missing files have been changed in the mean time. 
     
    This gets particularly annoying when you work with files that are changed often (such as audio stems that are updated regularly or MFL devices under development) AND you regularly switch between different computer systems or you tend to move your set and/or the source files around on your hard disk, for example for backups.
     
    I for one would really like to see an 'Always Replace Files With The Correct Name With Only One Candidate, Even If They Are Different' option in the missing media files screen.
     
    15 days ago | 0 comments
  • Mattijs
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    Additionally, it looks like hot-swap mode is actually broken in this case. 

    See this screenshot: http://postimg.org/image/nayzf6dt1/

    When pressing the ? icon next to a file with one Candidate in the Missing Media Files dialogue, the browser in Hot-Swap mode shows this candidate, as expected. However, double-clicking the displayed file does not select it as the correct candidate. In fact, double-clicking it has no effect. This looks like a bug to me.

     

    15 days ago | 0 comments

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