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MP3 files not warped correctly after transfer from other computer

  • Live Versions: 5 - 9
  • Operating System: WIN

Symptom

When transferring Live Sets that contain mp3 files between computers, the Warp Markers are missing or changed, even though the matching .asd files are copied along with the mp3s correctly.

Reason

A different MP3 decoding algorithm was used on the original computer, resulting in a slightly different length of the decoded audio files. Therefore the info stored in the .asd files cannot be matched with the newly decoded files, and Warp Markers cannot be correctly applied to the clip.

Solution

A) If Quicktime is not installed on the recent computer, but on the original one:

  • Install Quicktime.
  • Open Live.
  • In Live´s File / Folder preferences, click “Cleanup” to empty the decoding cache.
  • Reimport the MP3s.

B) If Quicktime is installed on the recent computer, but was not installed on the original one:

  • Uninstall Quicktime.
  • Open Live.
  • In Live´s File / Folder preferences, click “Cleanup” to empty the decoding cache.
  • Reimport the MP3s.

Note: Some functions in Live, such as movie import, require Quicktime. Use solution B) with caution, consider to re-warp the files and leave Quicktime installed.

Additional Information

We generally recommend to install Quicktime. If Quicktime is not installed, Direct Show will be used to decode MP3s. Direct Show will add a short bit of silence to the beginning of the decoded audio file, resulting in a different length, Warp Markers cannot be applied.

Related tags: file handling