Why does it say Sample offline?

A sample in my set doesn't play. The browser says "sample offline" and doesn't show a wave form. However, when I stop Live, I can play the same sample as located in the file browser with Windows Media Player - it is clearly there. Any ideas?


hel 6 years ago | 0 comments

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  • edm Ableton staff
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    Sample offline means Live can't find the file. This could be for any number of reasons, like if you renamed a folder or moved the file.

    Go to File > Manage Files... 

    Choose the option Manage Set 

    Along with other things there, you should see a list of missing files along with some options to locate them.

    6 years ago | 3 comments
  • daddye213
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    every time i work on a project for a long time samples go "offline". this is very very annoying. I have lost many projects due to this. I didn't delete or change anything, my samples just go offline and then i can't locate them. Shit is pissing me off!

    3 years ago | 2 comments
  • Tone Deft
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    2 votes

    file - Manage Live Set.

    panel opens up on the right to help you locate the sample.

    I really don't like this part of Live, check the manual on how to navigate this feature.

    6 years ago | 1 comment
  • ramananda
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    I search separately for the file on my PC; then drag and drop it into the missing files list.  Not into the set.  It automatically appears in the set with all the edits intact.

    3 years ago | 1 comment
  • clay9207
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    1 vote

    What do I do to relocate the sample?

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • rexmundi
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    One of the many downsides to Abelton, happens regularly and is beyond frustrating. Would be great to see it get fixed ffs.

    2 months ago | 0 comments

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