The file "****.mp3" could not be decoded using QTKit (error code 0)

Got this message (which is attached) when loading one big project. Hitting ok and message appears again, i even can't close live.
Any solutions?

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Ivn_Os 2 years ago | 1 comment

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  • jhourihane
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    mmmm, not a very helpful answer.

    I am having the same issue with a large session - using a small number of mp3 files.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • sunglovechord
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    I don't know but I am having the same problem. All of a sudden my mp3s are causing a problem "Could not be decoded by QTKit" and I have to press ok a bunch of times before it finally registers it. Live normally works without problems

    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • sunglovechord
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    I finally figured it out, and have been having this problem for months, and the people at Ableton very unhelpful in figuring it out, even talked over me when I came up with the solution that did work and that I tried after getting off of the phone. All you need to do is clear out space on your system memory. When I had under 100 Mb, the QTKit error happened, when I cleared 7 Gb off, the error stopped (in the middle of the file loading). Make sure you have the most updated version of Quicktime too of course.

    27 days ago | 0 comments
  • unstrungguitar
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    Hello Ivn_Os 9,

                The answer is that when it comes to working with studio quality audio, .mp3's are at the end of a long list of loss-less audio formats. Files like .mp3's were made at a time when dial-up was the main connection to the Internet so file size mattered.   

     I hope that answered your question!

     

    Unstrung Guitar uses Ableton LIVE 9  everyday

    You can hear my music at  http://www.unstrungguitar.com Thank You!

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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